Hi, It's me, Gabrielle Pollacco, here with you today to share my projects created with the gorgeous goodies in the
ScrapThat! Anniversary Kit!
Here is my first layout:
I went with the basic design of Amarilys's sketch design but changed out the circle design for (yep! you guessed it! lol!) a heart! I was inspired by a little project I recently saw by Ingvild Bolme, she had created these cute little bubbles using an art medium (a puffy paint)....but I thought I'd imitate the look using some bubble wrap! I simply stuck down the bubble wrap onto the page and then gave it a coat of white gesso. It is really hard to make paint adhere to plastic surfaces but the gesso allows other paints and tints to adhere to the plastic. I then gave the bubble wrap some dabs of black paint. When that dried I added spritzes of a rose color tint (Tim Holtz Pink Sherbert alcohol ink in a little spray bottle). When that dried I lightly brushed on white paint so that it would only hit the raised surfaces of the bubbles. Here is a closer view....
I used some oil pastels (I got them very inexpensively at my local dollar store!), I used some black and a pink and brushed a few random lines around the outside of the heart to make it stand out more from the page. ......The blooms?....well they are a little creation I came up with using a fun piece of velum in the kit! You can find the fun little tutorial here.
"Joie de Vie"
This is one of my favourite papers in the kit! I love the playful dancing girl image on that Prima paper! I scrapped a photo of my youngest daughter Meagan, when we were on a forest walk a couple years back. Joie de vie means 'Joy of Life' in French, I thought the title fitting :) Here are a couple of close-up pic's....
I used a Coordinations white washed cardstock paper from the kit as a base for this page. I then did a little bit of masking with a new clock mask I had recently bought by The Crafters Workshop. I had shared a post on my blog a little while ago on how to make your own Texture Paste Medium (in the right column of my blog).....this texture paste was more of a rough texture paste. BUT I have a new recipe to share, this texture paste is more delicate and great for finer detailing. I will be sharing my recipe for this on a blog post I'm doing on Saturday, so be sure to pop back in again for a looksee! Here are some close-ups of the page embellishments and the mask work I did....