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Grape hey??? Never in my whole scrapping life have I ever used purple. Not a lie. NEVER. So when I say "challenge" in this instance, I really mean it. But ........ I have to say after all the stress I went through planning this page, I actually think it's o.k.
White With One had some awesome inspirational DT pieces to share and this certainly helped alleviate my stress a little. I do love their challenges. Before I discovered them I rarely only stuck with one main colour. I've found that the challenges have shown me how to reign in my tendency to over colour my pages in the past and I have to say that every piece I've designed for these challenges so far are a few of my current favourites. It is also for some reason the first challenge I do at the beginning of each month. I think I love how it's straight to the point. My mind can work with that well!
I struggled to find purple anything in my stash but luckily I had Dyan Reaveley's Ranger Dylusions Ink Spray "Crushed Grape". Talk about perfect!
Another Kaisercraft piece I used was this wooden flourish flower. I roughly painted it with white gesso and then while it was still wet, I sprinkled white embossing powder over it. When heated it reacted with the gesso and left a gnarly lumpy affect that I just loved.
The feathers I collected off of the beach on a recent little weekend holiday at the beach. I love the way designers are incorporating feathers into their work recently and have been desperately wanting to give it a go.
Again I find myself with a page I'm really chuffed with that I didn't have much hope for in the beginning. Thank you White With One for pushing me out of my comfort zone once again.