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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

White with 1

It's been AGES since I participated in a challenge blog, but since I kick started the New Year with some scrappy time, I went looking for things to do.

I loved the colour palette for the WW1 challenge and even though it took me a while to find the right papers in my stash, I really enjoyed the creative process behind this page. I tried pulling papers in the right colours from random ranges but just couldn't get the right look. I was almost ready to give up when I noticed the B sides of an unopened pack of My Minds Eye Alphabet Soup papers. They were perfect!


I began by cutting up the sheet of woodgrain to emulate waves for the background. Other papers were used to make the pennants and circles. I also added a few random pieces of bubble wrap stamping to add to the overall feel.


I tore up some muslin to use as well. And I found this little octopus resin in my stash ... must have been a freebie from one of my suppliers ;)


I used some awesome Scrapmatts chippy ... love that it is white! and coiled around it with some red cotton twine from D-lish.


A close up of my title and the scattered sequins, also from D-lish.


I wanted more of a wavy look and went searching my stash for some flourishes. I found this Jasmine puffy flourish from Flourish with a Bling which was the perfect shape for what I wanted. It was too dark for my colours so I painted it with gesso than brushed on some ink, before cutting it into several pieces to fit my design.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope to have more to share soon!
Star xx

8 comments:

Leanne Lovett said...

Awesome Layout Star!!

myriammg said...

thanks for participating at WW1 with this detailed LO !

Leonie Waldron said...

Amanda your layout is fantastic, you've really captured a seashore feel... and that octopus is SO CUTE! Thanks for joining in at White With 1! Leonie xo

Ann Bright said...

You seems to have come up with a cool kind of design layouts. Well nice way to start your day indeed I must day. Keep it up and bring out a number of such scrap work the coming year too.
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Janice Nicholls said...

Fantastic page Amanda...love it....lots of great little embellies and detail. Thanks for joining in and for sharing with us at WW1. :)

Anne P said...

BEAUTIFUL take on the colours Amanda, and I love your use of the Scrapmatts Chippies. You should share this over at the Scrapmatts Ning, we always love to see people sharing their work using the goodies.

Elina Strömberg said...

What a gorgeous layout! Love it!

Chantelle said...

lovely work - there's so much to look at - great details - thanks for playing along at WW1 :)