Monday, 23 January 2012

2's Company!

 Hiya Friends
Scrapbooking has always been one of those things that I admired from afar, but was never really brave enough to try myself, {something to do with working on a big size sheet I think} Well that was until just lately, when I decided to just jump on in and give it a try, And i'm finding the more I do them the less scary they become. I've been watching lots of UTube vids, in particular: KatarinaKrumeluran to get inspired.
And challenges help too.
Over on the Pan Pastel UK challenge this week their theme is to use 2 of something..
So with that in mind I set to making this:
 I started with a gesso base, then I picked 2 panpastel colours, ultramarine blue and phthalo green {the only blue and green I have} I laid the colour down with the angle slice-flat soft tool starting at the corners and working my way into the centre till the colours met.
 I stencilled some gesso through a mask, {pic1}  and sprayed some tibetan poppy teal lindy's spray through another mask {pic2}  the Lindy's has a lovely mica in giving the page a pretty shimmer.
Then I got to adding more set's of 2's.. eg: swirls, dotty papers, tickets, rosettes. As you can see all that's missing is a photo which is sat on the computer waiting for my butt to get ink in the printer.
Everything on this page I pulled out of my scraps draw {with exception of the word paper, that was from my DCWV Timeless pad} just trying to keep up my UIUing like a good girl.
And that's it from me today.
Till next time...
Stay Inky
♥ HUGZ ♥


Eileen said...

Minxy , I just love everything about this project. brilliant work. I find it very interesting to look at and delighted to read how you achieved it.. I will be back ! Thanks for joining us at the PanPastel Challenge this week Ex

Deborah said...

It's gorgeous, Minxy. I really love the blended pastels and gesso background.

Crafty_Fairie said...

Wow Minxy this is FAB.Thanks for the excellent detail on how it was made it's just so pretty.

Kerry DT Leader PanPastel UK

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Such a fabulous and beautiful project, I love the colours that you have chosen. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
Lindsay xx

Jo said...

Love the colours, love the composition (all that"white space"), but especially love the buttons! jo xx

Claire said...

Beautiful layout Minxy, gorgeous colours and i love the depth you've created with the masking. Thanks for joining us at PanPastel UK challenge and good luck
Claire xx

Gillian .... said...

Sooo glad you were able to join in this weeks challenge, love the blended soft colour hue to this layout,thank you for sharing it with us at Panpastel UK, look forward to more. xx

Your Donna Downey/France inspired journal page rocks btw. xx

lena-dailyscrap said...

Beautiful, beautiful! Love all the details! I'm happy to meet somebody else joining this challenge, actually using the panpastel aswell!

lindyloo said...

wow this is just gorgeous thank you for joining us at panpastel uk
linda x

Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous design and beautifully made Minxy - I just love the collage layout. Thanks for sharing this with us at the PanPastel UK challenge this week.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

craftytrog said...

Gorgeous LO! Lovely colours! xox

snazzyoriginal said...

Stunning layout, love the colours and the button accents on the photo mat. Can't wait for our Pan Pastels to arrive.