Sunday, June 19, 2016

Make Amazing Happen

I have decided to play along with a challenge over at Pixels and Paper challenge blog - here is my layout.  The challenge was to use distressing in some form on your layout.
On the recent long weekend I travelled up to Brisbane to Scrapbook and Paper Expo and one of the classes I did with Beck Beattie was playing with all different backgrounds using watercolour paints. This background was made by sweeping 3 colours from a palette of watercolour paints across the white background. See photo below for what I mean by a palette.  I think I got these many years ago in America and have never used them.....until today.
The photo is of Beck Beattie and I taken on the weekend.

I then coloured some whitecard stock with the colours I used for background and a green to make the flowers and leaves and to embellish the title "Make Amazing Happen".  I used my scissors to distress the edges, then scrunched them up, then sprayed with water and allowed to dry. Some random inking and an inked border, thread and beads.  The hardest part for me was adhering the beads!!!  Let's just say they are everywhere, the stuck to my hands and anything that I tried to help me place them!
I also made a card using same techniques but ditched the beads!! Haha.
The stamps and die cut are from a set by Richard Garay (RG) from America.  Richard and his wife are the founders of a direct selling stamp company in the USA - Fun Stampers Journey.  I have been lucky enough to meet Richard and many of the staff during previous visits to the US.  Unfortunately, his products are not sold here in Australia.

7 comments:

Phillis Walrath said...

pretty page, love those colors. Thanks for playing with us at Pixels and Paper

Beck Beattie said...

LOVE how you have adapted the techniques used in the class and added your own spin with the distressing theme! ADORE the colours you went with too Margaret - Divine! LOVED having you in the classes, and it is so lovely to hear you have pulled items out of your stash after having come along! Hopefully see you again soon! xxx

Jane said...

Wonderful page and very clever twist to the class you did. I had a real chuckle over your wayward beads! Many thanks for sharing with us on Pixels and Paper.

diane hasthorpe said...

This is a great page, Margaret. I love how you have distressed your flowers and I can relate to wayward beads!Sounds as though you had a fun class. Thank you for joining in at Pixels and Paper. Cheers, Di

KarenB said...

Lovely layout, gorgeous colours, and I *love* those distressed flowers.

Deb McCleary said...

Fabulous layout Margaret! Isn't Beck just the most amazing teacher? LOVE her!! Love how you've adapted the layout to a card as well - just awesome! Thanks for joining us at Pixels & Paper!
Deb.xx

Rebecca Daly said...

love how you copied the concept of the background and made it into your title as well. Those watercolour flowers are AMAZING!!! thank you for playing with Pixels and Paper!!

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