It's the first of the month that must mean it's the start of a brand new challenge over at Country View Crafts. This month the challenge theme is Word Play, so we want to see you using words on your projects. I have taken the opportunity, yet again, to finish off a project started at one of the lovely Lin Brown's classes. We had lots of fun trying out new products and the accompanying techniques.
These pages started out with lots of spritzing of Colour Bloom sprays. If you've not used these sprays before they are a relatively new product from Prima. They have a wonderful sparkle to them and what's excellent is that you can refill the bottle to extend the life. I've used the JOFY flower stencil with Grunge Paste and when it was dry I've used Inktense pencils on them. I have definitely fallen in love with these ! I can see a purchase on the horizon ! The colours are fantastic and as the name suggests they are so intense too !
We also got to play with Gelatos, these are great for adding a shadow around your embossed items and they also blend together really well. I also did some stamping using the Ellen Vargo stamps with Cornflower Blue Archival ink.
The tag started out as the sample for experimentation but I rather liked the colours so added some more stamping and a couple of embellishments. I've used the Gelatos again around the tag to add a shadow. I used a lid from a hair mousse tin and Fresco Finish paint and pressed onto the pages to create the circles. To make the text pop a little more I've mounted all of the words onto mount board creating little tiles and then dabbed some more Fresco Finish paint around the edges with cut 'n' dry foam.
Journalling is something I never thought I would find enjoyable, how wrong could I be !
I hope you get chance to join us for this challenge and do make sure you hop over to the main blog and check out the rest of the DT's fabulous work.
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