Friday 31 March 2017

Live Simply

Today I tackled Lindy's stamp gang March Color Challenge, here is the mood board

I loved all these colors so I bought color sprays and embossing powder. March 2017 Limited Edition Color Challenge Then i put them away and almost missed the deadline for challenge.

I started with a intricate stencil, instead of the spraying on the color i splatter with nozzle then sprayed real close with water.  I didn't want harsh edges from the edge of stencil or overspray on base page.  I used
Cosmopolitan Pink and
Merci Beaucoup Mint

 Here's how it turned out.  I also sprayed the stencil with Danny Zuko's Demin just the stencil not the layout.  Once i sprayed the stencil i laid it on the layout to get the reserve pattern.  Did that make sense?  Added a couple color spots, sew around circles and outside edge.

Next paint chipboard pieces with black acrylic paint, I used chipboard pieces
available at Boozybear Etsy store
Next i embossed them with  Golden Angel Wings, Terra Cotta Plum, Geranium Coral Blush.  Painting the chipboard black first changes the tone of embossing powder versa if the chipboard was white.

Here's a close up of embossed chipboard pieces, the embossing powder looks super cool on black paint.  Its really hard to get a good picture that shows the wonderful sparkle and color.

Add photo cluster, tags and paper panels, ink the edges with distress ink.  I added twine to tag and tried to artfully arrange around cluster.

Next add some mechanicals draw around outside with black charcoal then smear and blend.  Add photo and rub ons.

Finished layout with a tangle of thread around photo cluster, and add title.  Around the title is Clock chipboard embossed with Merci Beaucoup Mint Embossing Powder. Finished by splattering entire layout with white acrylic paint.

This is another family photo not sure who but man what a great photo.

I love sewing random circles!

I like the subtle background colors

I also love outlining elements with charcoal.

I put this rub on crooked, it really bothers me.

The white acrylic splatter really pulls everything together, just the finishing touch needed.

Chipboard used available at
BoozyBear etsy store







  1. Very beautiful I love you step by step! Thank you for joining at Lindy's challenge!

  2. Amazing Art wow Love This Thanks for your participation at Lindy's stamp Gang Challenge!

  3. Wonderful project! So many beautiful details! Thank you for joining Lindy's color challenge!

  4. Gorgeous! Thanks for playing along at Lindy's :)

  5. I love the delicate vintage style... Thanks for playing at Lindy's challege!