Monday, 8 June 2015

True Colours-layout for Gina's Designs and Scraps of Elegance

Hi crafty peeps! I absolutely love the song "True Colours" by Cyndi Lauper; I know I'm dating myself here-yes, I'm THAT old!! So when it was my turn to design the inspiration board at Scraps of Elegance, I used the lyrics as part of the theme:

This is the layout I created inspired by my board; the multicoloured  Ombre Dreams papers create a soft rainbow feel.The border piece echoed the damask pattern in the background paper and the chipboard butterflies added a nice variation to the fussy-cut clip art butterflies I used that a lovely fellow scrapper sent me a while back.

 I dry-embossed the  border pieces, then painted them with gesso then with pearlized acrylic paint. I dabbed them lightly with a yellow spray mist, then gently rubbed them with light pink ink to create a subtle rainbow effect.

The butterflies were dry-embossed as well, then primed with gesso.  I brushed them with Lindy's Magical powder, then heat-embossed the raised areas with a pearlized embossing powder.

Have a terrific week and be sure to show YOUR true colours! hugs!

Gina's Products Used
Banner Border Strips
                Spring Shape Set (butterflies)
Butterflies and Dragonflies

Other Products Used
Blue Fern papers-Ombre Dreams from Scraps of Elegance kit
Darice embossing folder
Balzer Designs stencil
Martha Stewart and Fiskars punches
Mister Huey's mists