Friday, 20 February 2015

I Dream In Colour - Scrapbook Page

A big hello out there to the lovely bloggers of blogland!!

Ah... phew........ the end of the week and a weekend in front of us, what are we to do with ourselves...? Hmmm, like that requires a lot of thought, right? :)

How I love Lindy Sprays (insert drool here) and because I have (ahem - quite) a few of them, I'd like to start making use of them in the challenges over at Lindy's Stamp Gang Blog. After all they must earn their keep!! 

I managed one project last month and so glad I got round to finishing my project for this month. The Design Team over there are incredibly talented and do such an amazing display of wonderful 'craftiness' with their sprays and paints. Please go and check them out, there is inspiration galore there!!

Here is my take using their colour board:

It's very rare that I will ever do a scrap-selfie, in fact this is my first completely on my own without a baby to distract from me!!!

I chose the saying 'I dream in colour' and the black & white picture to contrast the rest of the page. In everyday life out of blogland, people don't really know me or about my passion for paints and all things arty. I keep a lot of that to myself, which is why you'll rarely see anything on FB from me. So the picture is me at face value but the 'mess' on the page is my bubble, my world in blogland, in my 'messy' room - this feels like the real me, rather than the one I have to be at work or anywhere else.
(not sure why blogger can't align this para - tut) :)

Some close ups:







I used some random stamps from Tim Holtz (stars, Paris, NewYork, London, a swirly one :) and a numbers one - am I being hopeless?? - yep I think so!!) for the background and his Flourish stencil with white modelling paste in random areas for extra texture. I then hit these areas lightly with black archival
ink in patches too.


I used paper to build up layers at the start, but wanted to accentuate this further after the painting. So I used my Faber Castell Big Pitt Marker to go over the over laps, this in turn deepened the colour of the overall feel of the page, which I love!! Seriously recommend having one of these pens in your stash!!!


As always the Lindy's sprays were a dream (see what I did there) to work with, they mix beautifully and the magicals are the easiest thing ever to use, sprinkle on the page and spray with water. They really make painting and creating backgrounds super easy!


I used the following Lindy Sprays and Magicals in this layout:

Sprays:


Magicals:



Hope you 'survived' this and sorry it's a heavy post. I did try to keep it mainly to photos - bad Georgie - will try harder next time :)

Have a wonderful weekend everyone,
Hugs
Georgie xx

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30 comments

  1. Oh wow Georgie this is amazing - love your colours and the contrasting B/W photos - it is a fabulous piece of art. Nikki xx

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  2. Your piece does say quite a lot about you - it says you are a wonderful artist! I really love the contrasts you created, it is quite gorgeous! Hugs, Anne xx

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  3. Things in this world that I love: 1) Pizza with pickles on it 2) The first snowfall of the year 3) My niece's smile after I've fed her too much ice cream 4) Your work.

    This is seriously every sort of beautiful. I want to be able to do this!

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  4. You, Georgie, are an artist! This is so amazing - I can't stop looking at it! You've really created a beautiful piece here!

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  5. What fabulous creation, Georgie! Love the great composition and so much beautiful detail here. Gorgeous colour combo too. Mar x

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  6. This is a work of art Georgie!!! I am totally blown away by your creativity! This is one of the best layouts I have ever seen. I can't wait to see your next project! Till then big hugs :)

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  7. You are fabulous to read, Georgie, so don't ever apologize for sharing your thoughts as well as your incredibly arty and stunning work! To me, your art shows that you think deeply about your designs and you care very much that they reflect who you are. Doing this piece in rich and vibrant colors, with all the exquisite detailing, against the stark b/w portrait is just what I'm talking about. I can't wait to see how you grow and get more confident as you share your innovative creations!! Have a great weekend! Hugs, Darnell

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  8. Outstanding Project Georgie, hope you win with this. Love it.
    Julie x

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  9. This layout is stunning, so much wonderful texture and details!

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  10. WOW WOW double and triple WOW!! This is so gorgeous, it's hard to take it all in! Fabulous job with those colours, the sprays you chose worked perfectly for your sentiment! Love the little details you added like the seed beads and little stars! A mixed media work of art! hugs :)

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  11. Oh goodness how special is this! I love how you've weaved pure magic with those Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays and magicals. Jenny x

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  12. Beautiful project! Thanks for playing along with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

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  13. Drooling at those gorgeous colours and such a fabulous layout! Love it! Chrisx

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  14. Hope you don't mind me saying how very pretty you are and so photogenic! Gorgeous page, great words and the textures are dreamy. One of my fave makes of yours so far Georgie:-) xxx

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  15. Thanks for joining us at the Take It Make It Challenge.

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  16. Ohh what a fabulous page Georgie !! Love your elements they work so well together. I have also become your latest blog follower.

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  17. Such an amazing artwork!!! Beautiful colors!!! Great composition - I love it all <3 Thank You for playing with us at LSG Color Challenge!

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  18. Great project!! Thanks for joining us in this month's Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

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  19. Hello Georgie,
    Great drips and drops, it certainly has a feeling of freedom, even though you do have a design with straight lines. It looks fantastic.
    Thank you very much for joining us at CVC this month, please call in again.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  20. WOW!! This is amazing .... the colours are spectacular and I love all the layers and the detail on the background ..... stunning!!! Thanks for joining in with the TIMI challenge ..... good luck! Linda xx

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  21. So, so much to see an absolute stunner of a page, the details (beads, touches of black stamping) and gorgeous combination of colours...WOW!! Hugs Ruth xx

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  22. Gorgeous use of color. I love this page!

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  23. This is gorgeous!! My favorite color is purple so I'm loving that color story. Thanks so much for joining us at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

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  24. amazing page georgie! this is just fabulous. Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!
    -Rachel
    rwkrafts.com

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  25. Now you will have me dreaming in gorgeous color!!! So in love with this gorgeous layout!! Thank you for joining us at Lindys for the Color Challenge.

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  26. So much texture and movement, fabulous page!

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  27. This is spectacular work ! Such a stunning page. Many thanks for sharing your talent with us. Thank you so much for taking part in our challenge as Lindy's Stamp Gang,good luck :) love Marta xx

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  28. Super stunning! Love this! You've used fantastic attention to detail.

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  29. A really stunning page, Georgie - astounding colours and I just love all those textures and embellishments. Fabulous!
    Alison xx

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