Saturday, 21 November 2015

White with 1- Grape November challenge.

I love scrapping my family and have had this photo of my daughter and grand daughter for a while, I've been to more scrapbooking workshops and my scrapping buddy and amazing friend and artist Fiona of Pastiche Scrapbooking Studio has inspired me to do this page using hand drawn patterns and bright watercolours. A big thankyou Fiona for inspiring myself and so many others.

 Items I used included:
  • Embossed 12"x 12" embossed paper from my stash.
  • Mont Marte Black, White Gesso and Impasto
  • Black acrylic paint
  • Small long nosed squeezy bottle
  • Palette of Watercolour 'brights' 
  • StazOn black
  • Stampendous stamp 'Cling Vintage Note"
  • Kaisercraft and miscellaneous flowers.
  • Little Birdie butterfly
  • Scrap Girl 'heart' flair
  • Prima White wire thread
  • Cheese cloth- white
  • Tim Holtz Dyslusions Ink Spray 'Crushed Grape'

Firstly I prepared my paper with a coat of white gesso and while that was drying I mixed some Impasto, black gesso and water together and when it was at a consistency that could be poured from a small long nosed squeezy bottle with a small hole cut at the end. I felt that the impasto had slightly dulled the the colour so I added a small amount of black acrylic paint, mixing the paint and mixture together with a little more water and a good shake of the bottle. 

I drew free hand with the squeezy bottle making stripes and heart shapes using the tip of a palette knife to roughen the edges of the paint. 

After it had dried I sprayed the paper with water and then added 'grape' watercolour in different quantities in different areas until I was happy with the effect. When it was dry I used the same colour to splat around the painted areas. 

The next step was stamping some script around the painted area and cutting up 4 pieces of cheese cloth. I frayed/distress the edges; leaving two smaller ones white and spraying the other 2 with 'crushed grape' Dylusions ink spray. 

To complete the page I backed my photo with grape and black cardstock, layered the cheesecloth, added flowers, the butterfly and flair to my page. I felt it needed something to frame my photo so I wound the white wire thread into a circular shape and added over the page.

 Thanks for popping over to see my latest page and hope you join me in taking on the challenges such as White With 1 in the scrapbooking world.


  1. This looks fabulous! What an amazing background! Thanks for joining in with White With One this month!

  2. Gorgeous work and love how you have designed your page. Thanks for joining us at WW1 :)

  3. I love Fiona's work as well, you have done an amaizing job with this month's colour. I love everything about this , thanks for joining us at WW1

  4. Beautiful page. Thanks for joining in with us at WW1.

  5. Gorgeous layout and awesome step by step! Thanks for playing along with our grape challenge at White with 1!

  6. Love the simplicity of this layout. Its just stunning. Thanks for playing along at WW1

  7. Ohhh Sandi, this is amazing! I love it!

  8. just saw this on the WW1 link up and had to come look. It's fabulous Sandi! love it ♥