Monday, 31 May 2010

Sarah's Cards May challenge - use paint

Well this was a real challenge for me as I don't usually do messy crafting and even though I have some paints I rarely use them.  I took my inspiration for this layout from an old UKS cybercrop class that was in my to do at some point file - sadly I can't find it on UKS to link to it, but it was called Cat Among the Pigeons and was from the Murder, Mystery Cybercrop (Feb 2009).

So with gritted teeth I covered the worktops in the kitchen with newspaper, got out my bubblewrap, paintbrushes and acrylic paint and went to work -


I drybrushed around the edges of the cardstock, then covered my bubblewrap in paint and squidged that onto the cardstock - I must add that I was nearly hyperventilating at this stage with the messiness of it all.  I then painted my chipboard letters and some chipboard from a Sarah's Cards kit.  Once the paint was dry I then gave all the chipboard a coat of glossy accents.  I have also used Basic Grey rub ons over the painted areas.  When my first lot of journalling went wrong I had to get the paint back out to paint over it in the bottom corner!!  So yes I like the layout - it is quite different from what I usually do - will I rush to use paints again??? Ask me once I have had a lie down and a stiff drink to recover LOL!

9 comments:

  1. very pretty. adore the colours. :)

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  2. looks great and the colours are lovely

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  3. Lol Karen, well done on being so brave! It was worth all the stress in the end because you were left with a fab layout! You must feel proud of yourself, especially now that you have had the stiff drink and lie down ;)

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  4. Love the drybrushing and bubble wrap. :) A lovely pretty layout.

    Vanessa

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  5. Well done on your journey beyond your comfort zone!!! :)

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  6. Fab page! I love the bubble wrap effect & the colours are so fresh & bright!

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  7. A great lo, so worth the effort :)

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  8. So funny Karen! My hands got REALLY messy doing this one too! But I did manage to save the worktops...just! At least you have produced a fab LO to be proud of!

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  9. It was well worth it karen looks great :)

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