Blue and white bring a crisp tailored look to any layout or paper craft project. Today's layout is a single photo feature with a white base and enough stars to light up the night sky. I have played along with two different challenges and hope you have time to participate with them as well.
This months White...with 1 color is Bayou Blue. It blends perfectly with Rinea Foiled Paper in Sapphire, glossy and starstruck as well as a nautical patterned paper from Canvas Corp Brands. Here is the prompt:
I also played along with January 15 sketch from Stuck Sketches by Laura Whitaker. I like the multiple layers and the stars. Stars are my favorite shape and are guaranteed to bait my creativity, catch my interest, and pull me in. You could say I drive right in, that I go for them, hook, line, and sinker! 😂 Okay, enough dumb jokes.
To carry out the themes of the sketch and color challenges I used the Postcard, 5 Point Star, and Ticking patterned papers from Canvas Corp's Out To Sea Nautical collection.Rinea Sapphire/Sapphire Starstruck Foiled Paper imitate the stitched circles in the upper left of the sketch. Under the photo mat a long rectangle of ticking patterned paper overlays a piece of Rinea Ebony/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper with star cutouts.
I inked the edges of the ticking paper with Color Snap pigment ink for greater contrast. Rinea Sapphire/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper is layered with more of the ticking pattern paper for a border at the bottom of the page.
For larger embossed stars I ran pieces of the Rinea Sapphire/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper through my embossing machine with a Darice folder. I wanted the gold side to show, for a touch of warmth.
A layer of Rinea Ebony/Ebony Starstruck Foiled Paper is punched with a garland and stars pattern using a Fiskars' punch. I layered a strip of Sapphire/Gold glossy paper underneath to make the design more visible.
Best Glue Ever, a pressure sensitive adhesive, holds it all together. Whether I am layering with glossy foiled paper or cardstock I reach for ScraPerfect's BGE. Just a little dab, a thin line of glue, and my project is secure. I have no wrinkles, no bleed through, and no hours of dry time.
My final addition were the stars. I used a Momenta die and embossing system for my shapes. Most of the stars I cut from the Ebony Glossy foiled paper I placed under the photo mat. The blue stars are cut from circles left over from the circle strands the Rinea team made for the photo booth at Creativation. I added the circles for good measure.
The photo is our little family in December of 2016. That boy is NOT so small anymore! The four of us together are still a Stellar Cast for any thing life might give us roles in.