Have you always dreamed about something special on your layout? Trying a new technique? Or to scrap a big photo? Or to use certain papers which you have? Now it is time to challenge yourself! Make your dreams come true and try something new in your layout!"
Vierailijanamme tässä haasteessa on ihastuttava, aina inspiroiva Marsha Valk! Annetaankin puheenvuoro hänelle:
Our lovely and always inspiring guest designer for this challenge is Marsha Valk!
“I had purchased a packet of clay some time ago. I had read about paper clay some time ago and wanted to try and make embellishments with it. But I wasn’t sure if I had bought the right clay and I hadn’t taken the time to try it out yet. The packet was just sitting on my shelf, staring at me from time to time. So when I was asked to challenge myself, I knew it was time!
The clay I used is air drying. The drying process took a lot longer than I expected, but the result was really nice and light. I would say the dry pieces feel like paper.
I tried Distress Inks on them and they seemed to take those well. I sprayed some with Glimmer Mist too, and as long as you don’t get it too wet, it will be OK, but the clay will dissolve when too moist.
In the end I liked the crisp look of the plain white the best and I felt the clay pieces deserved to be the star of the project. So my second goal was to not let myself get carried away with product. I haven’t created something clean and simple in a while, but my subject actually made it pretty easy.
The name and colour of the bottle forced me to use a colour I don’t usually go for. I didn’t have to bother with going through my stash, because I knew there wouldn’t be a lot of dark blue/indigo/purple products there. I did have a set of Denim blue Thickers that came with a recent Studio Calico kit and I own a couple of suitable spray inks. I also thought the use of spray ink was particularly clever for a lay out about perfume :-).
Another thing that I like and I hardly ever use is the Dotted Swiss cardstock. I thought it would be hard to write on it, but it surprised me how smooth it went!
All in all I really liked the playing with clay and I made quite a stash of clay embellishments, so who knows how many will pop up on future projects ;-).
Now what special thing have you always dreamed about doing on a layout? Is there a new technique that you want to try out? Or maybe you just have certain papers that you are dying to use? Make your dreams come true and try something new in your layout!”
Guest designer Marsha Valk
leiskan haaveillut ison kuvan skräppäämisestä. Jo oli aikakin toteuttaa tämä haave?”
Ohjeet osallistumiseen löydät täältä, ja haasteeseen on aikaa osallistua 12.8. saakka. / This challenge is open until the 12th of August. Please check here how to participate.
Haasteeseen osallistuneiden kesken arvottavan palkinnon, eli 6 kuukauden lehtitilauksen on sponsoroinut: / This challenge is sponsored by:
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Mukavaa illan jatkoa! Jatketaan juttua jälleen huomenna!
Have a lovely evening! We'll be back tomorrow morning!