Design Team Project

Sublime Beauty – Kristy Abela

Hello Crafters, I feel that we have more than an few people with lots of crafting time on their hands!!

I am one of them. My boss has the office skeleton staffed and I get to work from my Craftroom!! Ooh, the temptation…

Anyhoo, I picked up this paper a while back, Jazz Club by Ciao Bella and had been itching to play with it. I love the way I got the chipboard to be the star in this layout. I have a real passion for red heads and  I love the pop in this one.

In this one I lay out my feel for the page. In this way you can say I am a planner. Before I stick everything down I scrutinise the most minute placings. You will see that the final layout has variations on this one.

 I used clear modelling paste AND crackle medium through a stencil to create a subtle background.


I used a brayer to add some colour to the background. It really didn’t

need it but I love my paint so I did anyway. I also used a credit card

to add some directional lines. I used a Lindy’s Spray with some water and added some tint to the background. I figured it would help the orange pop if I kept the background fairly neutral.

I splattered another layer of the paint with the Blue/Black and also with some gold. 

Lindys Embossing Powder and a lil bit of Paper Artsy paints!!  Delish.

I used White Gesso and did a patchy coat creating lots of peaks in my paint.Once dry I smooshed an Oxide inkpad onto the craft mat and then dragged my chipboard through the Oxide trying to get an uneven coverage.

Look at that colour!! 

 Look at that texture. 

I used a tiny rub of Metallic Waxes to the layout to bring some sparkle back into it. 

I really hope you are all safe and well wherever you are and whatever your circumstances. 

Love and light to you.

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