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Friday, 12 September 2014

Smile

HAPPY FRIDAY EVERYONE!
well, not for me....that means start of the work week for me! But if you have a weekend without work, enjoy! So today I'm sharing a layout that I made a few days ago. I was extremely excited to join Off The Rails Scrapbooking  September Mood palette challenge, gold at the moment is my absolute favorite color to work with! Mixed with blues and purples makes it magical, so this challenge was a MUST for me! 

The end result:

The mood palette at Off The Rails Scrapbooking:
The Kaisercraft wooden frames I've used, i was original going to keep them raw, however last minute decided to coat them in a few sprays of Heidi Swapp's Gold Color shine, and I'm glad I did as the end result made it more classier, in my opinion. You can't really notice it in the photos, but it definitely stands out when you view the frames in person.

To achieve this result with the background, I wasn't happy with the amount of green tones so I used a few blue distress inks and one purple distress ink, applied the ink in sections with the foam applicator tool and in a circular motion, started around the border and mixing the colors together gradually to achieve the end result. Once happy with the inking, i sprayed my whole page in Heidi Swapp's gold color shine spray, and sprayed the center of the page with more coats than the rest of the page to create a richer, deeper look and then tilted the page to create runs.


Can you tell I  had an obsession with the gold color shine on this layout?! I love love love how the color shine went with the whipped Spackle. Once i applied the whipped Spackle through Kaisercrafts Diamonds stencil, I dried it with my heat gun. I then sprayed the gold color shine onto some baking paper and with a wet paintbrush, i painted the color shine over the diamonds, i love how it creates a nice slight shine over the diamond, but most of all i love how it just sits around the diamond and create a 'glow' effect.


 I FINALLY got my hands on Faber Castell's Whipped Spackle, and my goodness is it amazing! Absolutely loved working with it, the thickness of the paste is incredible, yet it is so light and therefore to easy to work with!


Thanks for stopping by! If you have any comments, please feel free to leave them below!

-Rachael xo

14 comments:

  1. Beautiful layout Rachael. You really nailed the challenge and I love your background work and layers. Thanks for joining the challenge over at Off The Rails Scrapbooking. :)

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  2. Oooh! Looove the glimmer & sheen you've gotten using the mists....& the diamonds are so appropriate for the bg! Those frames look magical....I think the gold is STUNNING on them:):) Thanks so much for sharing with us at Off The Rails this month:):)

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  3. Hi Rachael, Beautiful page love the mixed media background and all the details! I'm your new follower :) love you work, you can find me here http://joefilcate.blogspot.com/ I need more follower in my blog if you want to follow :)

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    1. Thank you so much! Thanks also for becoming one of my new followers!

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  4. fabulous details and layers.. amazing take for colouring from the mood board

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  5. beautful page - adore your background work! glad you joined in with us at OTR !!! :)

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    1. Thank you so much! Im so glad I also joined over at OTR! Lovely color palette to work with!

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  6. Gorgeous, gorgeous page! Love all the background work you've done here. Thank you for joining us over at OTR :)

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  7. Great layout! I am loving your background work too! (I am yet to get any whipped spackle - but can't wait!) Really loving your pops of gold too! Thanks for playing along with us at Off the Rails! :)

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words! The whipped Spackle was so so so hard to find here in Melbourne, Australia so when I found it I snatched it up pretty fast (The very last one too)! It is worth the money and now I understand why everyone else loves it, so beautiful, thick and yet glides on perfectly! I personally LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

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