Friday, 31 July 2015

Remember you are Amazing.

It's years since my beautiful daughter Bel graduated but I recently found this photo, I'd printed a few variations of it a while ago for a graduation page I did. My skills at scrapping has developed a lot since the first time so I thought I might do it justice more this I hope you agree that I have.

I attended the Melbourne Paperific Expo a few months ago and purchased some Metallic watercolours and thought they would be give the perfect effect for my background, so I've taken this challenge head on.

Challenges I am entering this layout are: 


Scrap It With Attitude

Items I used included:
  • 12" x 12" watercolour paper from my stash
  • Tim Holtz stencil 'Bubble'
  • Monte Marte Modeling Paste
  • Metallic watercolours: MicaColor 'Vintage' Sparkling Mica and Pigment Watercolour paint.
  • Scrap papers and phrase die cut from my stash mostly from Kaisercraft 
  • Flowers from 'Little Birdie', Prima and Kaisercraft
  • Brass Flower embellishments from stash and Kaszazz
  • 2 Crafty Chipboard- Bubble reed panel
  • Tinby Metallic Melts- Glistening snow, First line
  • White Acrylic paint
  • Funky Flair
  • Black cotton and white cheesecloth 

I used the MicaColor with alot of water, spraying the page before adding very watery paint, I pooled the paint at the top of the stencilled background and to make it dribble down the page I sprayed more water until I achieved the look I wanted. I ensured I allowed each color application to dry before adding the next layer/colour so I didn't have them mix and end up with a muddy puddle instead of  beautiful seperate colours I achieved.

Thanks for calling by and checking out my latest challenge entries.


  1. This is delightful Sandi, the effect you created with the metallic watercolours is just lovely. Many thanks for joining in with us on ARTastic in July.

  2. Terrific background texture. I really like the drips & colour combo. Thanks for joining us at ARTastic :)

  3. Wow ! Beautiful, I love the effect you have created, the really soft , muted tones. Really has a rainy day feel about it. HOpe you join with us again at ARTastic and thank you for sharing your gorgeous layout this month

  4. Oh my! This is beautiful and clever and the metallics look fantastic:):) Thanks so much for joining us at ARTastic.....& YUP! I reckon you've most certainly done that lovely photo justice:):)