Saturday, 21 March 2015

White with Hemlock March Challenge.

Being restricted to using one colour and 70% white on a layout can be very challenging and one of my favourite ways to challenge myself. This month over at White with 1 they have chosen 'Hemlock'.

As I do not have this colour in my paint stash I experiemented with modeling paste and paint and wasn't happy with the finished colours. I have wanted to try gelatos from Faber Castell for quite sometimes and was very excited to discover Big W was selling them in their catalogue. I brought several packs and discovered that 'Acqua Dolce' was a perfect match.

So this is what I created:

Items I used included:
  • White 12" x 12" paper stock.
  • Crafters Workshop stencil 6" x 6" 'Mini tile texture'
  • Faber Castell Gelatos 'Acqua Dolce'
  • 6" Glitz paper park 'Unchartered Waters'
  • Washi tape 'Film strip'
  • Francheville 'Rainbow enamel sticker-black' dots
  • Kaisercraft 'Curiosity' Collection - 'Love'
  • Chippie letters
  • Gesso - White and Black
  • Jewelery element from local shop in Beachport 'Coastal Elegance'
  • 'Enjoy the little things' strip from a piece of Kaisercraft paper edge.
  • Francheville circlular Stickers.
  • Lace sticker tape from my old stash.

Firstly I used my new Mini tile texture stencil to place modeling paste in 3 sections on my white paperstock, when dry I rubbed the gelato stick over the areas and blended the colour with my finger. I then added my washi tape to the layout. I painted my chippies with  white gesso and then used my gelato again to match the stenciling.

I placed my photo of a beautiful church in Cortina d' Ampezzo, Italy onto a piece of cardboard to lift it for added dimention and height, then added my strip 'enjoy the little things' , torn pieces of Glitz paper  to back my photo and piece of jewelery and a circle coloured with gelato. Pieces of lace stickers were added behind the photo as well. To finish off my layout I added splats of black gesso I had watered down and black and white enamel dots.

I hope you are inspired by my take on White with 1 Challenge for March 'White with Hemlock', I recommend that you head over the the blog and check out the amazing design teams inspiration and the artists entries.


  1. Fantastic layout, great take on this months challenge. Thanks for joining us at WW1 :)

  2. Very beautiful layout! Thank you for playing along with us this month at White with 1!

  3. very classy and well balanced layout, I love it.

  4. Love your background, and that gelato was a great match! Thanks for joining us at WW1.

  5. What a fantastic layout, I love this. Thanks for joining us at WW1

  6. a great layout! .. it all goes together really well and you got the colour spot on! Thanks for playing along with WW1 this month :)

  7. This is perfection. Thanks for playing along with WW1