Sunday, 30 March 2014

Pastels, Dream and Frames. March 1,2,3 Challenge blog.

Imogen had been very excited about turning 3 since we mentioned it in December last year.
"It's my birthday today" she would tell us each day. We tried to explain that we had to have Christmas first, then it was 'mummys' birthday first and eventually on the 21st January we could actually say; "Yes Imi, it is your birthday today". 3 At Last we thought. We all went shopping prior to her party and Imi chose all the party supplies; smarties for the chocolate No:3 cake she wanted, purple and pink owl serviettes and purple ballons, plates etc. So it all seemed perfect for this challenge. 

My background constists of : pastel pink 12"x12" card stock, Serviette Imi chose for her party,  Plaid Modge podge to paste and give the serviette a smooth gloss finish, texture was added using a
lace and spot stencil and a crown mask and a selected colours of Ranger Tim Holtz distress stains and distress inks added colour.

I used the Kaszazz 'reason, season, lifetime' stamp and Black StazOn to start my background before adding the serviette
 with the Mod Podge, and used a Kaszazz lace stencil and Monte Marte Impasto to create a clear texture, purposely missing small sections to fill in with distressed ink later.

Combining some Ranger Dylusion vibrant turquoise and white linen I  sprayed over the crown mask and used Lemon Zest onto different areas over the page.
The lace stencil area was covered with squeeze lemonade distress ink , then I used  turquoise mix and white linen stain until I was happy with the effect.
Mixing a small amount of Tim Holtz distress stain dusty concord with Monte Marte Modelling paste I used the dot stencil to produce extra colour and texture. 

I coloured some cheesecloth by spraying it with white linen and dirty martini Dylusions ink then used cotton, flowers and a selection of scrap papers to layer behind the photo. The green frame was placed around one of the serviettes owls as Imi loves owls, a small frame was also placed behind that all important 3,  frame corners were added to the photo and to finish the layout I used the colours from the page to colour the word 'dream'. 

 Thanks for visiting my March 1,2,3 Challenge entry and hope you return to check out more of my blogs.


  1. WOW! the colours in this came up really well. Fantastic effect colouring the Dream chipboard too xx

  2. Oh your colors on your layout are amazing, so pretty, love the colors on your word 'dream' too.. and thanks for joining in at 123 challenge blog too.

  3. Wow what a lot of background work to fabulous effect and an oh so pretty, pretty page. Just gorgeous. I look forward to seeing you join us at 123 again soon. :)