Monday, March 27, 2017

That Smile with Susie

Hello and welcome!  Susie hosting the blog today with a layout featuring the new Windsong Collection and PowderPuff Chalking Inks.

The soft colors in the Windsong Collection are a great counterpoint to the strong metallic steampunk gears I used on the page:  a perfect combination for a layout about my sister, the pilot.

That Smile Scrapbook Page featuring Windsong Paper Pack and PowderPuff Chalk Inks by Quick Quotes designed by Susie Bentz

I stamped my focal image with permanent black ink onto a peach colored paper from the collection, 100.

That Smile Scrapbook Page featuring Windsong Paper Pack and PowderPuff Chalk Inks by Quick Quotes designed by Susie Bentz

I used a watercolor technique to paint the image with Mahogany, Milk Chocolate, Biscotti, Aqua, Seabrook and Terra Cotta.  I simply pressed the inks onto my craft mat and spritzed a little water nearby.

I picked up a tiny bit of water with the paintbrush and then added a little bit of the ink, varying the concentration to vary the color.  Just remember that this is not watercolor paper so you do not want to use a lot of water or the paper will pill and peel. A little bit goes a long way!

That Smile Scrapbook Page featuring Windsong Paper Pack and PowderPuff Chalk Inks by Quick Quotes designed by Susie Bentz

When I was done I trimmed out the image, cut a cardboard support to adhere to the back...

That Smile Scrapbook Page featuring Windsong Paper Pack and PowderPuff Chalk Inks by Quick Quotes designed by Susie Bentz

...and positioned her on the layout.
That Smile Scrapbook Page featuring Windsong Paper Pack and PowderPuff Chalk Inks by Quick Quotes designed by Susie Bentz

The chipboard gears in the corner were first painted with metallic gold acrylic paint and then rubbed with 2 different metallic waxes. I added a few Shiny Chrome Drops as accents.

That Smile Scrapbook Page featuring Windsong Paper Pack and PowderPuff Chalk Inks by Quick Quotes designed by Susie Bentz

There is a great set of cut apart sentiments in the Windsong Collection. There was one strip that caught my eye. It is a quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson that reads "Each moment of the year has its own beauty."

I actually edited it to remove "of the year" and split the strip to position it in 2 different places on the page. The first part of the quote sits on the top left of the page, in front of 2 tags I cut from 101.

That Smile Scrapbook Page featuring Windsong Paper Pack and PowderPuff Chalk Inks by Quick Quotes designed by Susie Bentz

The second part sits on the bottom of the photo.  Below it you can see that I fussy cut a zig zag border by following the pattern on 105.

That Smile Scrapbook Page featuring Windsong Paper Pack and PowderPuff Chalk Inks by Quick Quotes designed by Susie Bentz

I added another little sentiment strip in the bottom right along with some tiny gears.

That Smile Scrapbook Page featuring Windsong Paper Pack and PowderPuff Chalk Inks by Quick Quotes designed by Susie Bentz

Quick Quotes Supplies: 
Windsong Paper Pack: 100, 101, 104, 105, 500
PowderPuff Chalking Inks: Milk Chocolate, Mahogany, Aqua, Seabrook, Terra Cotta and Biscotti

Other Supplies:
Want2Scrap: Shiny Chrome Drops, Gear Corners, Chipboard Embellishments
Prima: Emily Stamp
DecoArt Medieval Gold Metallics Glaze
DecoArt Metallic Lustre: Black Shimmer, Copper Kettle Metal gears

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!
~ Susie
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