Monday, April 23, 2018

Rainbows Rainbows and more Rainbows!!!

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
Cat-Scrap Creations

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful, beautiful work, Cathryn! I love all the rainbow goodness!