Monday, January 27, 2014

Down By The Sea with a Splash Of Color!!

Hello friends, It's my turn on the Splash Of Color Blog with a layout full of Twinkling H2O's, Silks and Radiant rain. My layout starts with a beautiful piece of "PAINT IT" with Luminarte paper. I randomly covered the paper with gesso in a light coat. When it dried, I used a mask and sprayed Luminarte Radiant Rain Shimmering Mist in Pink Grapefruit. I painted on some LuminArte Twinkling H2O's in Bashful Blue on some parts of the paper. I inked the edges lighty with a brown distress ink. I think I inked the edges of everything in the distress ink to give the whole layout a slightly worn feeling. After looking at my layout and closeups for the debut on the Splash Of Color Blog, I looked closely and felt something was missing. We are soooo critical of ourselves. Well, I thought it was missing some sewing. But it was to late as I couldn't get around the bulky items on my layout. Then I was watching a video from Pop and Colors #2 by Georgia Heald and I remembered my Prima stitching stamps...So I went to town using black ink and my stamps...ahhhh...feels finished now. My friend Carrie let me use a pic of her gorgeous little Stella on the beach...

You can see the shimmer of the Twinkling H20's. For the flowers I usd lots of gorgeous colors. Bashful Blue, Chiffon Pink, Icy Iris, Cherry Sorbet and Sea Glass. For the leaves I used Olive Vine. I created small rolled paper roses and sprayed them with LuminArte Shimmering Mist in Pink Grapefruit. I dropped a small pearl in the middle of some of them.  I flicked some LuminArte Silks Acrylic Glaze in Black Ice on the background paper.

The beautiful mermaid cutout is from an Iron Orchid Designs Die Cut Shapes package created for Creative Imaginations which is now Splash Of Color. The star fish in the photo above is from the same package. I used a Viva Colour Glitter pen in Iridescent Multi Colored to highlight the starfish and the leaves. You can see the chipboard circle peaking out in this photo. It was treated with Viva Colour Crackle Paint Base Coat - Base Coat for Porous Surfaces, and after it dried was painted with Viva Colour ~ White Crackle Paint.
Once the crackle paint was dired and crackled, I painted it with Silks Acrylic Glaze in Pink Grapefruit keeping with the color theme. I love how the LuminArte product colors coordinate with one another.

I took one of the cutouts to use as my title for the layout and used some jute to string through it and turn it into a tag.

I used plain white flowers from different manufacturers and painted them with the Twinkling H20's. The shimmer and shine is amazing. I lightly inked the flowers with brown distress ink. The little film strips are a Washi tape I found. Isn't it wonderful!! I can Thank Limor Webber and Gabe Dehod for getting me addicted to Washi tape!! Gabe is the queen of Washi, and a mad scrapper too!!!


I love some of the cutouts in the IOD die cut pack. I tucked a tiny flower behind Stellas ear.

Here is a closeup of the Blue Fern Studios Graduated Circles chipboard using the technique I described above.

Just a little closeup of the flowers.  I used I Am Roses and Recollections flowers in white and cream.

Thank you for stopping by today. If you want shimmer and shine on your projects, then LuminArte and Viva Colour have the products and colors for you.Head on over to Splash Of Color and get your Color on!!!


  1. Gorgeous! I love my silks, need to get some h2O's and build up my collection :)


  2. How gorgeous are those flowers. I don't have H2O's dont know what they are or how to use them.... we are so backwards here :P or I am...anyway I love this beachy layout with the beautiful coloured flowers. Just stunning

  3. what a wonderful lo ... i love h20's i just dont use them enough ... i shall dig them out and give them a go today!


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