Friday, 20 July 2018

Enjoy - Helen's 2nd post July challenge "How sweet it is"

Welcome back to the Scrap Matrix challenge where this month
the theme is "How sweet it is"

You might be inspired by the colours, or the photos on the Gelati bright mood board; you might want to record a sweet moment; what ever floats you boat, but do let us know what inspired your project.

I chose to scrap a photo of one of my little Garden helpers.

My plan was to create a background using my Gel Plate with 
the lusciously creamy, Dylusions paints and some stencils.

I added small dabs of paint onto the Gel Plate.

Using a brayer, I spread them out, trying not to blend them too much.

Next, I added a stencil from my stash, then I placed a piece of  white card stock on the top.  Using my hand, I rubbed the card firmly, to ensure contact with the paint, before gently peeling it off to reveal the pattern it created.

The first pull was a bit dark, but I really liked this second one.
Having allowed the paint to dry, I added some more Teal paint through a stencil, trying to pick up the colour of the bucket.

Now to colour the chipboard.

First I tried painting the chipboard hearts with Squeezed Orange Dylusions, but I didn't like the look with the pink flowers in the photo. 

So I tried the Bubble Gum Pink. 

Nup! Toooo pink. How about some over stamping? Meeeh! Don't think so!

 What about some Gold Wax?   Yuk!  Going from bad to worse!
Why am I boring you with all my fails you might ask?  Just to prove that the Blue Fern Chipboard is so sturdy it will stand up to anything you throw at it and not distort or warp. 

Then I remembered an embossing powder which might mute the colour and add some black and gold.  It went seamlessly over all the layers and finally I had a look I was happy with. What do you think?   

I stamped some triangles and a square on the first Gel Plate Pull, cut them out and tucked them under the photo for a bit of definition.

To extend the area of the background, 
I added some stamping with triangles.

To finish off, I added a bit of stamping to echo the colour of the chipboard and scattered a few prills inside the hearts.  The tiny flowers are from my stash. 

This little boy loved watering the flowers every time he came with his twin to spend the day with us.  I notice he just got his undies on; it must have been one of his "No, no, Granny, no shorts" days!

I hope you find time to play along, just add your entry to the 
Scrap Matrix Shares page in the corresponding folder and don't forget to let us know what Scrap Matrix products you used and what inspired you.  You could be in the running for a $30.00 gift voucher and perhaps a Guest Design Team spot down the track.

Scrap Matrix Products used:-

PaperArtsy Stamps, EKC02
AALL & Create Stamps, #43
AALL & Create Stamps,#10
AALL & Create Stencil #9
Carabelle Studio Stamps, Les Geometriks #1
Maremi Small Art Stickers for 13@rts, Small Sayings

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