Monday, September 7, 2015

Pieces of the Past

Hi everyone, Melissa here with a page using the beautiful August Scraps of Elegance Kit, Mallika's Whimsy.

I started by putting gesso on with a credit card.   I stamped all over but then covered most of it up by sponging on more gesso, I didn't like all the contrast of the black and white, and it was kind of busy.

I put texture paste on with a stencil.

I made flowers using sizzlits and papers from the kit, and plain white paper. I painted the plain flowers by placing them in a puddle of yellow watercolor on my craft sheet.  When dry I brushed on some green.

I layered on pieces of paper from the kit, and painted them.  

I painted the background, originally I was only going to stick to yellow and green on the whole page.  I tried some lavender micro beads around the green bling in the center of the flowers and was so happy with the way it looked, I started putting purple all over. I put gesso on the flowers, and painted on purple,and later a little gold Viva Decor. I also added some platinum stickles, and some dark purple Lindy's on the tips.

 I couldn't decide on a title until the very end. I wanted to put on a little tulle, and thought well, maybe a little piece. I held it against the page, then noticed the scissors.  I had my title, and glued on some snipped tulle.

 I drew the face on the upper right, then erased it, but not entirely.  I thought it looked a little weird to put it there, but then kind of liked the erased version.  I had traced some lines of the face with tracing paper, then transferred it to the page by using a piece of carbon paper. I put the carbon between the tracing paper and the page, and drew over the traced lines with a pencil.  

Thanks for looking!

Materials used:
August Scraps of Elegance Kit, Mallika's Whimsy
Lindy's Stamp Gang
Twinkling H20s
Winsor and Newton Watercolors
Dylusions Ink
Splash of Colour - Viva Colour - Inka Gold Metallic Rub - Gold
Mica Powders in white, yellow, grey
Sizzlits, Tattered Flower Garland
TCW Stencil, Cherry Blossoms


  1. WOW! You use so many techniques in your layouts! You love purple tones just like I do. Purple is my favorite color : ) Great job once again on all of the wonderful textures! Love the microbeads and tulle! Beautiful layout!

  2. This is a stunning LO, love everything about it!!