Friday, June 17, 2016

Mixed media layout "Dream & Imagine", entry for a few June Challenges


Hi all!

Back to show you another layout! Made a picture of Connor in our backyard the other day, with him firing a bubble gun. It made me bubble with inspiration instantly! 
Also, I ordered the Canon Selphy 1200 photoprinter recently, so I had the picture at hand almost instantly. 
Coincidentally, the color scheme of the 
suited the color of the bubbles exactly! 


These are the Lindy's colors I used: Starburst "Cosmopolitan Pink"
Starburst "Mad Hatter Mint"
Starburst "Tea Pot Purple"
Glitz Spritz "Sunset Pink"

Also, I would like to submit this layout for the following challenges:




So, I started out with a 7 dots paper, the Verona Azul collection, Celadon. 
Chipboard bubbles are from Scrapiniec

You can either buy or make your own dreamcatcher. I used to make these babies long before they were hip and happening already ;) So I know my way around them. Not that hard. 
 

I colored the bubble chipboard shape with the 5 Lindy's Stamp Gang mists to mimic bubble colours. Dipped my brush into the fluid. 
 

So, I had a really brilliant idea to recreate a bubble pattern onto the paper. Brushed transparant gesso through a stencil, then added shades of Lindy's mists through the same stencil. Right. 
The mists were too wet and the paper warped too much. So I had a bunch of blots. Dammit. 
Covered the whole disaster with white gesso and decided to use a translucent gloss laquer through the bubble holes. Which gave me this look after drying overnight. Wow. Yellow. In this case not bad since I needed yellow for my bubbles anyway, but be aware!
 

 Dipping my brush into the Lindy's bottles color by color, drying in between layers, I gave the circles a bubble appearance.

The 13 Arts chipboard words "Dream" and "imagine" got a gradual color make over the same way. Afterwards I covered them with the gloss lacquer as well.
 

Added some feathers to the dreamcatcher and tucked some away here and there.


Some Prima & Finnabair art ingredients "art pebbles" and "Say it in Crystals"

Some straws tucked away behind the pictures.

Splattered some Lindy's mists on the paper and some diluted white gesso. Made some circle shapes with the spray caps.

Added some colored tags behind the pictures. Drew circles onto them with an embossing marker and heat embossed them with sparkle embossing powder. Afterwards I brushed some Lindy's mists onto them, and the embossed parts resisted.






Well I hope you like my take on these challenges! It has become a happy, bubbly layout for sure.
Comments and questions are always welcome! 
Come find me on Facebook too: lessisbore
And Instagram: mandylessisbore

Happy scrapping! 

34 comments:

Valerie Ouellet said...

So fabulous! Thank you for playing with us at morethanwords challenge.

Mandy: Less is Bore! said...

Thank you Valerie! I always enjoy making a mess so not a problem ;)

jetty straver said...

Prachtig Mandy.. je kleuren springen van het scherm af! en de foto van je zoon is schitterend! hoop niet dat je het erg vind dat ik in het Nederlands reageer.engels schrijven gaat me niet zo goed af! liefs en groeten Jetty!

Mandy: Less is Bore! said...

Dank je wel Jetty! A ik heb het vrolijke element wel kunnen versterken hahahaha...
Nee hoor Nederlands is toch prima? Sorry dat ik alleen Engels schrijf ;)
Liefs

Di Garling said...

Love this,that dream catcher looks fabulous. Amazing layout. Thanks for playing along with us at More Than Words.

L. Hatt said...

Wow what an amazingly bright and bubbling layout! Love the colors and what a great picture! I love the way you have made that colorful dream catcher. It all fits perfectly together!

Mandy: Less is Bore! said...

Thank you Di! Had fun playing along :)

Mandy: Less is Bore! said...

Thanx Laneen :)
I can teach you how to make your own dreamcatcher as well, it's quite easy!
The color scheme does tie it all together perfectly.

scrapwithada said...

Ahh this is lovely. I love the dream cather you made. Such a cool idea. Lovely colours. Thanks for playing along at Scrap Africa.

Mandy: Less is Bore! said...

Thank you Scrapwithada! Seeing all those dreamcatchers pop up in scrap land I wanted to give it a try as well ;)

Linsey R said...

What an incredible layout!!! I love your bubble shine and your handmade dreamcatcher!!! SO fabulous!! And what a great color combo!!! So much inspiration here and I thank you for it, Mandy! What a pleasure it is to see your beautiful creativity come to life!

Mandy: Less is Bore! said...

Wow Linsey, your sweet words made my day! Glad I could inspire you! It means a lot to me to read what you wrote 😍😘

langeatheart said...

I love this!! The colors are awesome as is your background work!! love the little dream catcher! All the best from MTW! )

ewelinkag said...

How beautiful and colourful and imaginative! Love it!!! Thank you for joining us at Scrap Africa.

Nicole Doiron said...

Absolutely dreamy! Thank you for getting messy with us this month at More Than Words!

Helen Hapsi said...

Gorgeous !! Amazing work !! Thank you so much for joining us at More than Words !!

Arantzazu said...

just marvelous page!!!
the background and that dreamcatcher is completely awesome!!
thanks for playing with us at More Than Words and Scrap Africa!!!
xxx

Mandy: Less is Bore! said...

Thank you!

Mandy: Less is Bore! said...

Thank you!

Mandy: Less is Bore! said...

Thank you and you are welcome ;)

Mandy: Less is Bore! said...

Thank you Helen :)

Mandy: Less is Bore! said...

Thank you so much!

Salla said...

Beautiful rich piece of work, and I enjoyed seeing all the process photos! So many layers you got there. Thank you for joining us at Scrap Africa!

Denise van Deventer said...

A gorgeous gorgeous page and those dream catchers are certainly amazing! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Scrap Africa and also for posting your page on our FB page! ;-)

Tsaima Eirini said...

This page is absolutely gorgeous in so many ways! I love it!!!!Thanks you for playing along with us at Scrap Africa.

Mandy: Less is Bore! said...

Thank you Salla!

Mandy: Less is Bore! said...

Thank you Denise! I just had to play along with the he dream catcher craze ;)

Mandy: Less is Bore! said...

Thank you! :)

Mandy: Less is Bore! said...

Thank you! :)

Mandy: Less is Bore! said...

Thank you Denise! I just had to play along with the he dream catcher craze ;)

Mandy: Less is Bore! said...

Thank you Salla!

Mary Catt said...

You did an amazing work here, Mandy! Love you dream catcher!!! Thank you for playing with us at Scrap Africa!!!

asica.p said...

great page! Thank you for joining us at Scrap Africa!!!

Cindy Brown said...

Amazing Creation Thanks for playing in Lindy's Stamp gang Challenge this month