Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Ray of Sunshine | Sue Plumb


Hi everyone!
Sue Plumb here with my latest design team project with you. Today I have a 12x12" mixed media scrapbook page I created to share, featuring a stamp-filled background and a photo of my daughter at her sunshiney best! haha


To create my page, I started with some white cardstock (I use Bazzill Card Shoppe cardstock in 'Marshmallow' - I find this best for applying wet media.) I added a wash of grey colour using Colour Blast 'Stormy Weather' Colour Shimmer Spray, which I poured into a cup and applied with a wide brush.


I needed to give my page some structure (and given the theme of this page was about capturing photos) I used the Film Strip stamp to apply some horizontal and vertical lines to draw the eye to the focal area of my page using Staz On ink.


I wanted to add a supporting focal image to compliment my photo, so I chose the Whimsical Horned Boy. I already had this image stamped out on some tissue paper, so I used some matte medium to apply it to my page.


I kept building my background by stamping the Evidence Label stamp near the top of my page (I can see this stamp is going to get a workout from me); and then I added two Deathhead Moths (they matched the death stare my daughter was giving me). I also had these on tissue paper, so I used matte medium again to apply them.


My background was really starting to take shape now, so it was time to add some finer details. I reached for my Sky of Stars Background stamp to add some visual interest around the page. My page also needed a title and I knew EXACTLY which stamp I wanted to use for it - I Am A Ray. I stamped it out multiple times around my page (just to make sure I got the message across!)


Now it was time to add a splash of colour to my page. I used a Faber-Castell watercolour pencil to add some red around the edges of my moths, as well as to the cheek and lips of my horned boy before blending it out with a water brush.
I also added a couple of scribbles that I didn't blend.


Now it was time to work on the focal area of my page and add some texture. I used a mini paper doily; torn tissue paper; some tiny gold star punchinella and frayed gauze to create a mat for my photo. 


I cut around my daughter in the photo to get rid of the background and added some cardboard to the back to pop it up before adding it on top of my layers using Miracle Tape. I also added some extra gold touches to my page using torn pieces of washi tape and gold sequins. 

I added some small splatters of Colour Blast 'Sunburnt' Colour Artist Ink and then my handwritten journalling. I complimented my journalling with the What We Have Here stamp. (A perfect finishing touch!)


The final addition to my page was a handmade chevron embellishment from Charms Creations, to help draw the eye to my photo.


Here's a closer look at the completed page...




Thanks for stopping by so I could share this with you. I hope I have inspired you to get inky too!


Stamps used:

Other materials:
- Bazzill 'Marshmallow' Card Shoppe cardstock
- Staz On ink
- Colour Blast 'Stormy Weather' Colour Shimmer Spray
- tissue paper
- matte medium
- Faber-Castell watercolour pencil
- collage materials (paper doily; tissue paper; punchinella; frayed gauze)
 - washi tape
- gold sequins
- Colour Blast 'Sunburnt' Colour Artist Inks
- Charms Creations chevron
- felt pen

1 comment:

Bonnie Nolan said...

Absolutely love this page with the mixed media and not sugar coating the sentiment...AWESOME. TFS Bonnie