Thursday, 28 November 2013

Family - Cousin

For our Creative craft challenge we had to do "texture", and the more you get to know me you will realise since discovering this wonderful art form called texture...well, I'm totally hooked! How can you not love how it changes ones pages... So what I did was took a pattern page that I liked but didn't love and used gesso and with my Heidi Swapp 12' x 12' stencil I created my background and dried it. Once dried I've cut out my own stencils of the giraffe and it's spots which I then used coloured gesso and placed my image on the page.Once dried I used my sprays to colour the background. To enhance the colours I added two dots and let it run down the page - one was purple the other red. I then randomly placed kiwi mesh & copper strips. I then used VersaMark and rubbed it in random spots so I could add the embossing powder. I covered the whole page with the embossing page and then just dusted off the excess and heated. When I was heating I loved the way the gesso bubbled in some spots adding to the effect. It then come to doing the embellishments - I backed my picture and added a gesso butterfly and whilst wet added the rhinestones. The 2 butterflies on the side I heat embossed and then added blushing rose powder to enhance its colour. On the wing tips they both have Diamond dust.
The chipboard bird is also heat embossed with liquid platinum, the same colour on the background heat embossing.  

I did enjoy the texture added to this page and most certainly would love to try this in my journal!
Hope you give it a go....

Products I used

Twinklets - Diamond dust
Rangers embossing powders - liquid platinum
                                                 Rose. Quartz
Rangers liquid pearls - White opal (even thought I used white it changed colour to pink on the butterflies!!)
LuminArte' - Blushing rose powder
                      Burnt Umber in a spray
Tim Holtz - Vintage photo distress inks and re inkers
Tim Holtz: Adirondack color wash - Red Pepper
                                                            Purple Twilight
Dylusions - Squeezed Orange
                    Dirty Martini
                    White linen


  1. Wow what an awesome masterpiece you've created. I ADORE the giraffe, everything works so well together, well done. Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Craft Cottage.

    1. Thanks heaps Brenda! Wasn't an easy stencil to cut out but oh so worth the joy I'm getting out of it...