Scrap the Girls July

This is my favourite moodboard of the last six months.

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When I put this moodboard together I had an idea for a layout but I had no idea what photo I could use or how I could use it.  Then this layout came about.  I absolutely love it so much.

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Princess Tanty

Today I am sharing my take on the Scrap the Girls Sketch Challenge this month.

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I am not one to use a lot of flowers so I changed it up a bit and moved the sketch down a little to create my layout.

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I used watercolours and Colour Blast Shimmer dusts as my base to this layout and then I added Colour Blast Colour Paste and Flutterby Designs Flutter Paint over the top.  I have had a hard time with photographing my layouts lately so that is why this layout doesn’t look as bright as I would like.  I tried two separate times to take some decent photos but the summer sun and stained glass windows have not helped my cause.  I have lights too believe it or not.  Time to add some new ones I think.

Anyways here are some progress shots.

First – watercolour.

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Then some Colour Blast Colour Paste applied with a palette knife.

Then a squeeze of Flutterby Colour Paint over the top.

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Here are a few close ups of the finished product.  The hardest part of this layout was waiting for the Flutterby Paint to dry.  I didn’t want it to bubble so you have to let it dry naturally or with very little heat.

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Here are a few close ups too:

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Air Con Selfies.

I originally created this layout as an alternative to a DT layout I was working on.  I actually created three to the criteria and had a friend pick the best one.

This one I loved but it came off second best.

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Here are a few close ups too:

There is a process video too.

Our Mixed Media Moods

This months Our Mixed Media Moods moodboard is one that features a bit of mustard.

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I had some ideas for what I wanted to create but then I watched DeeDee’s process video and I forgot and all I could think about was her awesome interpretation of the statue.

After a few days of thinking, I gathered my thoughts and started on a background.

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After a few more layers and a bit of detail…this was my finished piece.

I took inspiration from the Mustard and Black colours, the mood image, the mushroom and the sticks.

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Here is a close up too.

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ART Layout

This layout I designed for Rainbow Splendour for my share this month.  I was inspired by the triangles on the pin.

So, I used impasto paste through a Flutterby Designs stencil and then sprayed co-coordinating colours of Colour Blast Colour Spray over the top.  The trick is to make sure you dry each colour before adding the next.  This limits the amount of colour mixing that happens.  It still mixes just not as much.

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For some reason this photo looks a little dull but in real life it is pretty cool.

Here are a few close ups too:

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Lets go Explore

I have some big things happening down the track so I am in the process of getting my layouts sorted and shared rather than having them sit waiting.  Waiting for what I have no idea maybe just time to sit down and blog them.  I am currently waiting for another process video to save, so why not blog and share these layouts especially as this one is a perfect Rainbow Splendour share.  Check out those wood veneer planes.  My favourite of all the RS woods.

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This is a heavy mixed media background with lots of texture so I kept the veneer raw to make it pop.

Here are a few close ups:

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Me & My Girl

This layout was another option to a design team layout I was working on.  I created three different layouts and had a friend choose the one she thought best fit the criteria.

This layout started off differently, turned into an art journal page then I started again and the finished product is exactly what I imagined.

Here is my layout:

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Here are a few close ups too:

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Here is a link to the process video: