Thursday, April 4, 2013

Hard Boiled Eggcitement-Color Me Scrappy Challenge # 35

I LOVE the pastel color palette of challenge #35. It was great to work with! I used watercolors and SC speech bubbles mask to create the background. So much fun! Instead of using regular cardstock, I chose to use watercolor paper as a base. I wasn't sure if the regular cardstock will be able to take the watercolor well without pilling. 

Anurag had so much fun coloring the eggs! He is still into making silly faces whenever I try to take a picture of him.

I am still in love with the Amy Tan sketchbook collection. Love the papers from that collection! So happy and bright! But it was taking away from my pics, so I added a layer of vellum in between. Machine sewed with a silver thread. Still loving metallics! 

Heidi Swapp color shine are lovely but I almost wish I had not misted! I used the Tinsel mist. Made such a hot mess:/ . Didn't like how dark it was, wanted a more subdued pastel look. I sprayed on top of it with some Mister Huey White. Covered the big splotches with Gesso. Oh! And something I learnt while journaling on this layout! Never journal on the Gesso with your precision pens or other good pens! It eats up and dries the ink in a few seconds. My pen is dry and doesn't write anymore :/ I used sharpie to journal where I had used Gesso after that. It was still not writing smoothly but atleast it didn't dry up and die like the other ones!

I hand-sewed to keep the thickers down and to just give it a unique look. I picked a bunch of embroidery thread from Michaels. They have some pretty cool metallic ones! I am happy with the overall look of this layout. 

I have been playing around with my Camera a lot! Loving the Oh Shoot! Photography class by Candice Stringham at Jessica Sprague's website. It is well worth the cost! Slow paced focused on the concepts.

I hope you will play along with us at Color Me Scrappy!  The color palette is as below. To add a twist to it, we had a sketch to go with it! I really struggled with the sketch, but ended up making it my own. I took bits of what I liked and worked with it. I kind of see the speech bubbles as the banner. I know, it is a stretch!!:-)
Have fun with whatever you do:-)

Can't wait to see what you come up with! Thankyou for visiting me. Please leave a link to your blogs, so I can get inspired :-) .


Ashley Horton said...

Great page Viji, and I love the stitching through your title letters! And what a fun use of the Talk Bubbles for your journaling! Love it!

JJsMomSteph said...

Love your egg colors for the journaling spots! It just has that artistic feel!

Sharon Fritchman said...

I love what you did with this challenge, Viji! Your page is so creative and lovely!!!!

Keshet said...

This is so cute! LOVE the play on words in the title:)

mish said...

Great Page! Love how you did your title!