Sunday, 30 March 2014

White with Latte March 2014



Last year I was lucky to have the opportunity to go to New Zealand to attend a conference for work. Before and after our lectures we were able to go sightseeing. One of the most amazing places we visited was the mud pools and Pohutu Geyser  at Te Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley, Rotorua. Watching the mud was mesmerising, I couldn't resist taking lots of photos determined to get some mud spurting upwards. This is only one of many.

I used Monte Marte Modelling paste and my new hexagon stencil to build texture onto my white textured card stock. Then I mixed Jo Sonja acrylic paints (smokey pearl and raw umber) to make the latte colour and watering it down I dribbled so that it resembled the way the mud moved upwards. I also used this paint mix to paint my words, wood kiwi and spiral I obtained from New Zealand. Cracks were stamped on by using my Lucys Stamps aging block stamp 'cracks' I brought from Kaszazz years ago. 

I selected a few pieces of earthy coloured paper from my scraps and used vintage photo distressed ink from Tim Holtz and a distressing tool to soften and edge the paper before layering it behind the photo. The washi tape of cameras (Kaszazz) I placed behind the papers were added to connect how I recorded this amazing sight that mother nature gave me and my work colleagues. To finish off the page I added some silver leaves to represent the silver ferns; the emblem of New Zealand and  I splatted my watered down paint over the page imitating what the mud did as we watched it.

Hold on I haven't checked it out yet.
Yep... Yep.... Okay you can entry it it passes.

Thanks for checking out my White with 1 challenge blog entry for March, I'll be posting again soon so come and check out more of my blogs and my critic Sebastian, our cat with much attitude.


  1. You do latte well! Love the water colour background and the crackled stamp. Awesome effect xx

  2. This is perfect for the photo, and love the kiwi bird chipboard. Thankyou for playing along with WW1

  3. This is a great page! I just love the wooden kiwi, so cute! Thanks for joining us at WW1.

  4. good work with that shot..and i live the drip follows the photo...good work babe thanks for joining in with the WW1 fun