Sunday, 10 August 2014

Sparkle & Shine

New day, New challenge, today i have create a 12x12 layout for August Challenge at The Studio Challenges (blog), and Sketchabilities challenge #120.  This picture is of my niece Tyler who loves to pose for photos and she is all about the sparkle and shine.

I started with creating a background using colored modeling paste (colored with distress paint) and a honeycomb stencil.  Once the modeling paste had dried i added shadows with vintage photo distress ink and a water pen.













I distressed the edges of a tag and inked the whole tag with vintage photo distress ink, then i added a background pattern with perfect pearl mist and harlequin stencil.  The background is subtle but pretty.  Of course when i made the tag i didn't realize most of it would be covered up, but that's the way things happen once a page starts to take on a life of its own.











I assembled the page using the elements- dollie, polaroid frame, tag and ticket, washi tape, metal embellishments, and chicken wire chipboard painted black with distress paint.













I clustered flowers, buttons, chipboard gears, and metal accents in top corner and along bottom of photos.  I glued really good and allowed to dry over night.  I didn't worry about what color anything was since i knew i was planning on painting.













I painted flowers and chipboard, metal accents with white gesso and allowed to dry.  i mixed antique white distress paint with perfect pearl powder (biscotti) and painted over gesso.  At first i thought i would leave it the off white  but i wanted more contrast so...














I painted flowers, buttons, and metal accents with varies metallic paint several times until i got the blend of color i wanted.  I also sprayed embellishments with Color bloom and perfect pearl mist.  Layer and layers until i got what i wanted.  Once everything was colored i re painted chipboard gears and chicken wire with black distress paint.  It just needed a pop of black for contrast.











another close up.
isn't my niece beautiful.















Finally the finished 12"x12"
I wasn't sure about how it would turn out as i was working on it, but i am quite happy with the finished product.  Man this layout is heavy with all the embellishments, metal and paint.

I have seen this technique on blog and such but this was my first attempt, i found i didn't have the patience to let things dry enough- something i need to work on for my next one.



13 comments:

  1. WOW this is great with tutorial, you did a great job!!
    Thanks for playing along with sketchabilities!!

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  2. Gorgeous page! Great tutorial! Thank you for playing along with The Studio Challenges!

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  3. Good idea to go step by step showing your work. This very feminine. Thanks for your interpretation.- Leslie

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  4. vooowww loved it. How much patience you have to do all this .

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  5. Stunning!!!!! thanks for showing the step by step as well. Thanks for playing along with Sketchabilities.

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  6. What a beautiful layout! Thanks for playing along at Sketchabilities!

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  7. Wowzers! That is just beautiful! Thanks for playing along at The Studio Challenges. :)

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  8. Oh, I LOVE this - thanks for showing the step-by-steps!

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  9. wow!! this is an AWESOME layout. I love the step-by-step photos. thanks so much for playing along with us at the studio! xo

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  10. Loving all those layers, and your piles of buttons too.

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  11. Wow what an amazing process! Love the end result and the photo is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your wonderful layout with us at The Studio Challenges. xx

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  12. What a clever idea to piant the buttons, too!
    Thank you for playing with us at The Studio Challenges!

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  13. oh wow, stunning! love-love-love the colours! So cool to change the colour of the elements you want to use. And the step-by-step process is excellent!
    Thank you for playing along with us at The Studio Challenges!

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