I have had so much going on in my life lately that I am a week late in getting this post up.
Last week my challenge RAINBOWS was up on The Paper Girls Challenge Blog
And let me tell you it was also a huge challenge for me. I usually am most comfortable creating with a few limited colours. And usually not bright colours. But I love to challenge myself.
And I love seeing all the amazing creations from the other very talented Paper Girls. This challenge also featured a super talented guest designer, Marty McGee. Please check her out, you won't be disappointed!!!
So for this challenge I wanted to really explore many different ways to create lots of colour.
First I tackled a 12x12" layout.
On the day I created this layout I had stopped at a Hardware Store to pick up a few supplies to create a poured paint canvas. And while walking past the paint chips I thought what better way to add a rainbow of colour?
Once I chose a gorgeous cut file from the Silhouette Cameo Store by Paige Taylor Evans, the rest came together very quickly. Well......although I can't say backing all of those tiny little hearts was fast it was very enjoyable and relaxing......if you are a fan of fussy cutting!! And I am.
Here is the end result.
I love so much about this layout. The photo of my oldest granddaughter Blake always makes me smile. And that quote was just perfect!!! Because I chose to mount the cut file on white cardstock, I also decided to give it a whimsical light outline with a few black hearts. Such a simple thing to add but it really makes a huge difference.
I next wanted to try a Rainbow of colours using Water Colour Paints. So I pulled out some Jane Davenport Watercolours, MY FAVOURITE!!!! Using the packaging technique I added some colour, and that was it really. If you want to make a beautiful card that is super fast, this is the way to go. I added a rub-on, and a simple sentiment inside and that was it. Easy peasy!!!
Now this last project was something that I have wanted to try for a long time. I have been watching videos of poured painting for months. And even then I really had no idea what the heck I was doing LOL. But I gave it a try. And although it didn't go totally as planned, the outcome was pretty good I think. Once it was completely dry, I collaborated with Miss Blake and we came up with the idea to add a quote, and some clouds that I cut on my Silhouette Cameo. I must say that mixing paint and pouring it is a messy business. But SO MUCH FUN!!!!! I know that I will be giving it a try again.
I want to thank my daughter for taking such beautiful photo's of my creations. She is such an amazing super talented photographer. Please check her out
I am super blessed to have many of her amazing photos to create with.
Thanks for stopping by and if you have any questions about any of the products I used or anything else, please leave a comment and/or leave a message on my Facebook page