Sunday, 13 July 2014

Shine On

Every now and then Gemma & I set a scrappy challenge to help the mojo get moving. This month was my turn and I decided to set us a colour palette challenge 
I admit I found this harder than I thought at first mainly because I was so obsessed with getting the colours to be spot on. But then after looking through my stash for the third time I found if I loosened up I had plenty of things which were similar tones to the colours and used these. I then picked a photo from last summer as the colours screamed summer to me and made this 
The background paper is an old MME paper which I had two of thanks to grab boxes, so I decided to be brave and experiment with some paint (if I went wrong I had another sheet to fall back on)  I used Broken China distress paint and just scribbled onto the paper after deciding roughly where my photo would be. I had to mat this onto a sheet of Basic Grey paper as it did buckle once it had dried. I delved into my stash and used some paper from Amy Tan Sketchbook collection as these fitted with the scheme. 

Embellishment wise I used some old Dear Lizzy Polaroid cut aparts, some Lillybee Designs stickers and a Heidi Swapp flower from Gemma, Studio Calico tab stickers and a doily. For the title I used my favourite Poolside Thickers. The filter I used on the photo inspired the title. 


  1. Jess this is fantastic. I really like your take on this colour scheme

  2. Hi Jess, I received your postcard---thanks!! I'm glad you posted your blog address so that I can follow you now!

  3. Lovely bright, happy colours :)

  4. You made a great job of matching the colours and your layout is fab x