Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Layouts with Sharon

Hi crafters.
My name is Sharon. I hail from the "deep dark south"from the wee town of
Gore,  where I am dairy farming with my hubby of 30 years. We shifted
here around 2008, prior to this we lived in the mighty Waikato.
I have four kids.....all grown, and the most beautiful little
granddaughter ever to be born  *wink*. This happy family keep me busy
with photographs of their changing lives, which of course all need to be
scrapped given the "sharon treatment" !!

I am primarily a 12 x 12 scrapbooker, and have a penchant for mixed
media scrapbooking. My love of art supplies, is just about as big as my
love of scrap supplies!!! I think its just fantastic, that I can now mix
these two art forms on my pages to showcase my special photos.
I also use the project life pocket pages from time to time to get stuff
done QUICK !! I do love the concept, but struggle with the simplicity of
the cards a little, so these tend to get "the sharon treatment" to feed
my creative beast!

I am looking forward to sharing with you pages I have been making, and
working with the other imagineif designers to showcase their products.
Heres to my first layout share!!!

In this layout, I used a couple of different pieces of chippie, and
treated them both a little differently.
The flourish which lies under the floral assemblage, has been cut into
two pieces, and one reverse side of one piece has been used. I painted
this chipboard using a sponge and extra heavy gesso. The effect this
gives is a very textural surface. This means when you add sprays or inks
over the top, the inks will pool in the valleys and be slightly darker.

For the frame and the imagine title, I sponged again with gesso, but
immediately sprinkled a silver embossing powder lightly over the wet
gesso. I did not want a full coverage, so when its heated its a little
"dotty". The frame I inked over the top with some silver spray to just
fill in those gaps, and with the imagine, I used a deep blue ink to sink
into the background, and yield a slightly blue tinge to the piece.

For the second page, I created a very mixed media background using water
colour paints, and then a layer of viva decor crackle paint in gold, and
attached a small piece of tulle with butterflies in it over the top. ( I
zapped this with the heat gun to melt the edges, and make them not so

I used the felt flowers to create a floral accent, but dulled them down
a bit by brushing them with gesso. The larger pieces of chipboard I have
used here, have been again painted with gesso, and allowed to dry. they
have then been coated with a wink of stella pen in silver to give some
sheen ( sadly does not show in the photo) and the solid butterflies were
just covered with white gesso, then a light spray with some spray inks.


1 comment:

  1. Welcome Sharon.They are stunning.Makes me want to start scrapbooking.