so sorry it’s been a while since I blogged but it’s been a very hectic time. we did a large christmas fayre for four days here in llandudno. we see up to 50,000 visitors so it’s our main hand made event.
anyway – enough waffling from me, here is my third layout using the ‘hello beautiful’ (featuring mainly the shine collection by maggie holmes) kit from my kit club from likeforever.co.uk/shop. i also used some of my own resin flowers (these can be searched for on ebay and there are thousands to choose from (i’m a tad addicted HA!)
i used my silhouette cameo machine to cut a downloaded file from their store. typically leave my cut shapes white but with this one i fancied a bit of colour and used a aqua background instead. i broke out the watercolours and painted each section a different colour but left some areas white so as to break the colour up a bit.
<<<TIP 1 >>> when using watercolours it’s important to let each colour dry before you move on to the next, so you will see in the images that there are areas of pure colour. BUT when you want to blend colours you need to do this when they are still wet which I chose to do in some places. you can always add more colour to create more depth and shading in some areas, again do that when the paint has dried.
<<<TIP 2 >>> i like to leave my watercolours to dry naturally as it tends to dry flatter so when possible do that, the exception is if you want to use your heat gun to ‘push’ paint around the page to create dribbles and runs. OR if you are impatient. (i can do this too!)
<<<TIP 3 >>> use a kitchen paper towel to dab at the watercolours to lighten the colour, i use this technique the most.
once I’d created the painted cut file I decided to raise it up on some pop dots to create shadows on the layout, layered up a cluster of the pretty pink and yellow papers as a mat for the photo (fabulous daughter and dad shot!)
the LOVE word called me and needed to be used with this photograph. the love you heart was fussy cut from one of the cut apart sheets. i am a bit addicted to those acrylic tabs, just adorable. the ‘you are my greatest adventure’ was also on the cut apart sheet but i trimmed it down and made it into a banner. then……………yayyyyy the resin flowers which i scattered around the centres of the stars doing a tone on tone effect.
and that’s it – ’til next time….