I am so pleased to be a Guest Designer for Show Us Your Stuff this month - very exciting!
I was sent this mood board:
And this is the layout I came up with:
I've mainly used January's like for ever kit and add ons, with a little added ribbon and lace from Crafty Ribbons and some extra enamel dots from my stash.
I took the colours from the mood board - red and white from the umbrella, yellow from the centre of the flowers and aquas from the water.
I altered the mistable alphas from the 'twenty sixteen' kit... a little more on that later on.
I adore these star paper clips! The photo is awful BUT it captures the moment well. I was too hot to do anything other than sit and drink water. I was listening to pod casts and was obviously a little bored as I took a reflected selfie in the laptop screen. (I'm not good with selfies at the best of times!)
I coloured a few hearts in with my Derwent Inktense pencils and tucked a layer of lace under the photo cluster.
The ribbon is hand dyed. It is plain white grosgrain but I have added some Heidi Swapp Colour/Color Shine. It works best if you wet the ribbon through first. Then when you add your colours they spread and mix and mingle giving lovely effects. I also find to get the best variations in the colours screw the ribbon up before adding the colour and leave it screwed up until it is dry.
Now the sensible thing would be to use the same supplies to dye the alphas too... but I didn't! I used a few Shimmerz and an Inktense pencil from Derwent. Again I wet the alphas first and painted the bottom half and let the colour wick up to give an ombre.
I did go back in at the very bottom with the Inktense pencil to darken the colour - but you don't need much as they are very pigmented.
I'd like to enter this at: More Than Words - Personality and Selfie (Personality in the journalling and also, if I could describe my personality in colours it would be white with pops of bright colours!)
Thanks for stopping by!