Sunday, 12 August 2012

Time for a Change

Hi there - Karen here with a quick little post on how I changed some of the papers and elements for this months gallery.

Firstly, for my Jubilee Cupcakes layout,

 By Karen Moss

 I cut all the cups and saucers from the Graphic 45  Kraft Reflections - Tea for Two and layerd them onto my page .


I felt it needed more more colour and so took inspiration from the Union flag and coloured the cups and saucers blue and red with water colour pencils.

By Karen Moss

I found that the paper took the colour really well and I was able to blend the colours out with a water brush.

For the Beach Baby page

 By Karen Moss

I only had black letters in the size I wanted to use

Thickers: CHIPBOARD - Gift Box BLACK

and these looked too stark against the muted colours of the page.  I stamped them with white ink

Staz On White Ink Pad with Re Inker

and a text stamp similar to these ones

Clear stamps - Legends

and this had the effect of toning down the black and making them blend in with the feel of the page more.

So there you have it - don't always settle for what the manufacturers give you, mix it up a bit to make it your own!