Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Scrap Your CRAP ... Challenge #54: Color Me Happy

A new month and a new challenge is up at Scrap Your CRAP. This month's challenge was to use color on you layout ... watercolors, crayons, watercolour crayons, color pencils, acrylic paint, gesso or any other mediums. Use at least 3 colors.
I chose to use gesso as my background. Splattered on and spread around with a piece of cardboard ... leaving ridges and splodges for texture. I need to get a palette knife. That's my next crafty purchase ;) I stamped using Tim Holtz's Fabulous Flourish stamp while the gesso was still wet. Starting in the upper left corner. It pulls the gesso right off. Then, without wiping off the stamp, I continued to stamp on and around the backround. The bottom right corner shows how the gesso acts as a stamping medium on the bare cardstock.
I spritzed randomly with Jenni B Blu Shimmerz Spritz and held it vertically to let some of the Spritz run down the page in drips. It really accents the stamped areas in the gesso. The flower accent above the upper envelope was stamped using the Hero Arts Large Flower cling stamp with Chestnut Roan Chalk Ink, cut out and sprayed with the Jenni B Blu Spritz. Both envelope flaps were sprayed with Creme du Chocolat Glimmer Mist and the upper envelope stamped with the Hero Arts Old Letter Writing stamp in Chestnut Roan.This layout uses the June add-on kit from Up The Street. I had so much fun playing with the gesso. I'm definately going to be using it again :)
All of the stamps I used on this layout are available in the store.

1 comment:

Chris Hertel said...

Ooo, I love it! I just bought some glimmer mist today... I think I need to play. I love what you did with the envelopes. Very cool!