Saturday, December 6, 2014

Carole Lombard

Hi everyone! Melissa here with a layout for Gina's Chipboard Laser Designs

Carole Lombard was an American film actress. She was particularly noted for her zany, energetic roles in the screwball comedies of the 1930's.  She was the highest-paid star in Hollywood in the late 1930's.

I really enjoy working with Gina's chipboard here, it blends in so well with the layout.  

To decorate the chipboard I first prepped them with gesso. On the green top piece, I started with pink chalk ink.  I then sprayed some Lindy's on.  I didn't like the color, so I added green chalk ink,then green and brown watercolors.  I let it dry, then rubbed some gold Pearlex powder on.  I topped it off with a layer of Distress Crackle Paint.  I did the bottom green piece the same way, but skipped the pink ink and Lindy's. You can see they are two different shades of green.

On the chandelier I used Distress Crackle Paint over silver leaf paint.

Thanks for looking!

Chipboard used:

Petaloo and Prima flowers
Jaquard Pearlex Powder
Luminarte Twinkling H20's
Prima Paper
Plaid Liquid Silver Leaf Paint
Distress Crackle Paint-Clear Rock Candy
Tsuineko Chalk Ink
Winton and Lewis Watercolors
Prima Bling
Silver and White Embossing Powders
Lumiere Acrylic Paint
A few Swarovski pointed back crystals

Here are some close ups:

To make the background I painted the cardboard with gesso,then Twinkling H20s.  I put on silver pearlex powder, and different colors of Lumiere acrylic paint. 


  1. very pretty LO Melissa! Such a nice photo you selected. I love it! Lisa : )

  2. Just had to stop by your blog to tell you how much I love this layout! The photo is fabulous and all of your wonderful techniques and details look amazing!