My second layout of 2017 started like a right old mess! Again, I was inspired by a sketch for the January Challenge in the Facebook Scrapbooking group.
I knew I wanted to play with watercolour splatters and I knew which photo I wanted to scrap, so the splatters needed to match the colours in the photo a bit. In order to create the circle in the middle of the page I used a plate (the watercolour washed off instantly, so no worries there)
This time I was not so literal with the sketch, I only used some of the elements as inspiration, but in the end I was very happy with the final result and I was still able to enter it in the challenge.
Here is the final layout:
Unfortunately my cat walked over the background whilst the watercolour was still drying, so there are a couple of smudges.
And a few close ups:
If you look closely at the second close up, you will notice the gesso that I used to prep the background sheet. Unfortunately when I bought my gesso I went for white and I should have gone for clear instead! But it’s not bothering me too much at the moment. Next time I’ll just make sure that I cover the whole page so you can’t see the difference in shades.
The layout ingredients are:
- The butterflies are Studio Calico wood veneers.
- The pattern papers were a mixture used from my scrap pile. There’s stampin’ up, First edition paper (Paradise crush), and another one that I can’t remember where it came from!
- Just two little embellisments, the “live out loud” sticker, which is from Kaisercraft and the “smile everyday” sticker which is from Simple Stories.
- Others: Dovecraft enamel effects, watercolour paints.