Friday, August 10, 2012

It's a Blast

Good Morning friends! Thank you for stopping by. Please leave me a comment at this link and be entered to win a prize from me as I celebrate my new blog look and my new milestone of 20,000 views. Thanks everyone for your support and ind commenting over the past two years!

I also want to share with you my newest design based on the colour challenge at Authentique paper blog.

I used Authentique's Lively collection to create this layout for my Disney Album. Please forgive the quality of the photo; it is the fireworks that I wanted to capture and the colours in the castle. Disney is truly my favourite place on earth!
I began creating this design by adding chocolate brown acrylic paint around the outside edges of my background paper. I used a cristle brush and mixed a bit of water into the paint to dilute it i a bit for easier application.

I then added a template (Balzer) and water colour paints to match Lively's palette. Don't you think this mimics the fireworks?
I also inked the edges of the patterned papers and little tags. I wanted to further mimic the fireworks array and ran a circle of brown through my swirly embossing template. I then sanded the embossing. I like how the dark brown anchors the focal photo.  My title is cut from the Authentique collection using my Silhouette,
 I added some final touches with stitching, journalling and a little button cluster with pins.Can you see that litle bit of canvas tape? I used it the anchor my button cluster and cut it into a pennant shape.

I loved the colours in the new collection from Authentique. With their usual high quality and great patterns, it is a pleasure to use and create. I hope you will play along with this month's challenge too.
Until next time, keep doing what you love.

Authentique Lively Collection
Vibrant Bright
Misc. Paint, Buttons, twine, pins and thread
Balzer template
Prima Canvas Tape


  1. This is gorgeous Christa!! Love your button mouse ears!

  2. love the buttons and the watercolors. great layout

  3. love the new blog look..... yup Disney is my fav too.... have the itch to go back - wish we were!

  4. I absolutely love the button Mickey, that is fantastic, great layout

  5. Love your new blog look pretty.
    wonderful Disney page...fireworks in the background too.

  6. What an incredible layout! I absolutely LOVE the button Mickey!

  7. Funtabulous layout Christa! Love your button Mickey and watercolor effects!

  8. Such a well thought out design, Christa! Love the stencil work and how it ties in the fireworks and the colors of the paper! That little button MM is too cute!

  9. amazing design.
    I love how you used the watercolors to represent the fireworks.

  10. It's super I love how the firework spreads out from your photo and all the detail on your page :)