Again White With One has come to the challenge blog party with their amazing colour challenge .... LATTE!
I was so excited when I saw this colour that my brain immediately began scheming what to create. Last month was grape, which for many is a lovely colour. Maybe just not for me but latte on the other hand. Latte I can do! hey I'm not saying my attempt at purple (sorry Grape lol) was bad or anything, It's just not a favourite colour of mine and we all know how much easier it is to scrap the colours we love.
That's why I do these challenges.
Because they stretch my creative ability. I was really going to enjoy creating a latte layout, it wasn't really going to be so challenging as say Tangerine or Grape so I upped the difficulty and went camping with my scrap gear!
This is Lake Ratzcastle near Edenhope in Victoria. A beautiful little spot for camping and scrapping. The weather was perfect and so I set myself up on a picnic table in front of the Lake and scrapped all morning.
As you can see from the step by step pictures, I layered my background first with modelling paste over a circle stencil then water colour, then modelling paste with the same stencil over the water colour and then finally Distress Ink rubbed over another stencil. You must allow each step to dry thoroughly before trying to do the next step. This was not a long wait in the sunshine but at home it may take a couple of hours. You can use a heat gun to speed up the process but it will inevitably buckle your paper.
I also modified some of my embellishments to coordinate with the latte colour. This ornamaental frame from "Merci" is pewter, which is lovely but not going to suit my layout. So I gesso it and then colour it with the water colours I am using on the background so it all ties in.
I hadn't intended to use feathers on this layout but during my morning walk of the Lake I collected a small amount of them so they inadvertently became part of the creation but again I coloured them to coordinate with the layout. I used Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.
I always love to add black script stamping to all of my lay outs. It's a thing I do ...... this is one of my favourites from Kaszazz (pg 106), it's called "Reason, Season, Lifetime" and even though you don't get to really read the words on the page, they are some of the best I've ever read.
I added some little paper flowers that I picked up in Cheap as Chips that are made from brown paper and have little wooden buttons in their middle. Peeeerrrrfect! and I also addded some Kaiser Craft wooden flourish.
I love the way this page turned out and even more so I love how and where I got to make it.
Thank you WW1 again for your amazing inspirational challenges.
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