I was looking around the blogosphere the other day and came across the July Colour Challenge from Lindy’s Stamp Gang. Those of you who visit my store or attend my classes will know that I love Lindy’s products, and they feature in nearly everything I create and teach. So with a little creative time up my sleeve I have used the challenge and a photograph that is nearly eight years old, and very precious to our family.
The photograph was taken when Noah was just over five weeks old and still so very tiny. He still looked like a newborn and wasn’t doing particularly well yet either.
So what have I done in the way of Mixed Media techniques to this layout – or what haven’t I done is more to the point – and here is the list (noting that I dried it with a heat tool between each step/colour):
Misted with water and Lindy’s Mists for a watercolour softness
Collaged paper strips to background with Matte Medium
Spread Super Heavy Gesso randomly over background and collaged area with a palette knife
Misted with water and Lindy’s Mists for a watercolour softness – AGAIN
Flicked Lindy’s Mists over background – concentrating on areas already misted
Stamped and embossed doilies with Lindy’s Embossing Powder and Versamark Inkpad
Stamped edges with Archival Ink and background stamps
Applied Lindy’s Flat Shot mixed with Light Molding Paste through a mask
Used Lindy’s Embossing Powder and Versamark Inkpad on Chevron paper to change colour
Used Lindy’s Embossing Powder and Versamark Inkpad on chipboard title to change colour
Misted some flowers with Lindy’s Mist to change colour
Coloured gauze with Lindy’s Mist and water
Painted diecut leaf sprigs with Lindy’s Magicals and water
Inked all papers with Prima Chalk Edger
I have also done some die-cutting and fussy cutting to help with the layers and texture of my flower cluster. I couldn’t help myself, and well I had the time due to the rest of the layout coming together very quickly considering the number of steps/layers.
The thing I love most about this layout has to be the freshness of the colour scheme, even with so many colours – a few of which are complements.
Needless to say my hands were pretty messy by the time I finished creating this layout. I am sure our next baby is going to possibly be born with paint on their hands.