Wednesday, 10 April 2013

It's a White-out!!

Not the weather, thank goodness-just the beginning of my latest layout! A couple of the girls fom came up with a challenge to create a layout using only white items and altering/colouring them however we wanted. As a confessed patterned-paper addict, this was a definite challenge!!  I went around my scraproom like a whirling dervish in a wheeled office chair, throwing every white scrappy goody I had in a bin!

,Okay, lots of lace, doilies and soft girly stuff-that gives me an idea what direction my project should take.Next step-create a background with some of these goodies!
I glued lace, doilies and cheesecloth to the cardstock,attaching the cheesecloth with mod podge.
Next I created thes textured bricks with the amazing homemade modeling paste recipe and directions found on Gabrielle Pollaco's blog ( I love the way they came out and have a feeling I'm going to want to put them on EVERYTHING from now on!! I also did some stencilling with embossing paste, then gessoed the whole page. My butterflies are stamped with Tim Holtz Peacock Feather and coloured in with watercolour pencils. I dyed the lace and ribbon with acrylic paint, the muslin with mist, and coloured the buttons, foliage , titlework and pearls with markers.

I misted the background with Tattered Angels Turquoise and Walnut Gold, then added all my altered goodies, along with a photo of my lovely daughter, affectionately known by me as "Baby Girl" (and being a Criminal Minds fan who adores Garcia and Morgan couldn't possibly have anything to do with that-LOL!)
What a fun challenge this was and a great way to try something a little different! Thanks for stopping by :)