Friday, October 11, 2013

Problem Backgrounds

I was feeling stagnant of creativity last week, nothing motivated me.
I tried to promote a little Mojo flow by creating some backgrounds, 
so, that when I felt creative ,I had something to work with .
Usually I will create up to 6 backgrounds at a time
(you know , while you have all your wet mediums out )
and I had one particular page that needed attention-
that's the blue page above-it already had spray colour-but it was green & purple, 
and purple is not one of my favorite colours to use , 
so i used that rad Prima Finnabair stencil and attacked the page with textured paste 
 then hit it with acrylic sprays and wow what an inspiring background to start with .
 I pulled out the embossing powder, well 2 actually first white ,
 then pewter, and I love the way the pewter marbled over the white embossing powder..
I think it looks awesome 
                                       This layout below started as a bit of a hit and miss background..
I had sprayed the spinning tops rainbow with acrylic paint sprays,
 but it was so unappealing- yes i couldn't believe it either, 
so i then added the Damask stencil
and after drying, sprayed with dylusion mists to pump up the colour...
Hello ,I just Love the effect it created .
Perfect for this photo of Asti that I had edited with a rainbow tint in .

Just  three layouts , but a really productive day , 
with a canvas also on the go and some preparation for this
 weekends lighthouse art retreat with the amazing 
Paula MacMillan Perich 
For those of you of you in Sydney next month ,
 I'm teaching 3 classes at the Sydney Paper Craft Festival in
 Penrith on 1st, 2nd and 3rd of November .
I am feeling a little humbled to be asked ,but I have to say,
 I am super excited to be sharing my own style of scrapping with others .
Here's a link for class booking 


  1. your layouts turned out amazingly... love them.. enjoy the retreat!

  2. Wow. I love your backgrounds. If I was in Sydney I'd be signing up for your classes.


thanks ever so much for taking the time to share some love thru your words ..xx witchy