Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Gossamer Blue July Inspiration Blog Hop

Hello and welcome!  It's the 15th today - halfway through! - and that means it's time for the Gossamer Blue team to offer up some mid month extra inspiration.


The first thing I do when I open a kit is look for some special colour combinations. That was easy with the  July kits : there are lots of beautiful blues, some yellows and reds; but as I moved it all about on my desk I also discovered some sophisticated neutrals


I especially loved that Gossamer Blue cork board paper (Add on 2) and the Main Kit alpha from Ctate paper. I could see lots of options - maybe pair the cork and wood with reds and think about doing a Christmas page? Maybe not. Or with the leaf greens? No: I'll keep that in mind for the end of the summer.

Instead I went back to that cork and gradually started adding more colour...


SianF for Gossamer Blue

.....and in the end I started loving the colours so much that I even got out some paint and dip dyed those neutral alphas...


so that they picked out the blue in the stunning Crate Paper feather pattern. I have plenty of letters left to try the same technique with a different shade.


That's it for this month. See you next time? Now click on a name to hop round and check out the inspiration from the rest of the team. You're sure to find something to get you summer scrapbooking.

Andrea Gray
Brenda Smith Brenda Weaver
Chantal Philippe Diane Payne
Emily Spahn Felicitas Mayer
Alex Hunter Caylee Grey
Erin Taylor Eunyoung Lee
Heather Leopard Jill Keller Joy Taylor
Katarzyna Przybyt Kathleen Graumüller
Katie Ehmann Kellie Winnell Kelly Xenos Michelle Wedertz Patricia Roebuck Rebecca Luminarias Sandra Dietrich Sian Fair - you are here!
Stephanie Buice


18 comments:

justem said...

Those alphas are genius!!

Jennifer Shaw said...

Beautiful page and loving those dipped alphas!

Ruth said...

Such a clever yet simple idea to dip the alphas ~ they work really well with the whole page.

Susanne said...

Fun page. I just saw someone else dipping letters too. I must try that.

Brenda said...

dip dyed alphas? That rocks!! Love this page.

Anna Cate said...

The alphas are gorgeous!

Sandie said...

Great idea to paint the alphas Sian, to connect the colour. A lovely page

scrappyjacky said...

Love the paint effect.

Brenda Smith said...

Love how you used the cork paper and those letters are amazing!!!

Michelle said...

Great idea to dip the alphas in the paint!

Kathleen said...

Those dip dyed alphas are genius!! I am definitely lifting this idea somewhen soon :)

Julia said...

I love he little pops of colour on this page. And the dipped letters? I'm definitely having a go at those!

alexa said...

Love those dipped letters - very cool! I'm going to have a go at this digitally :).

Sandra said...

You never fail to inspire me. I was actually thinking about changing kit companies and GB are on my list xx

Missus Wookie said...

Gorgeous colours and yeah another who likes the dipped letters.

laury55 said...

thanks for visiting my blog...love your style

Jo said...

I love this page and those letters look gorgeous, what a great idea to dip them in paint!

Gail said...

It looks great and I love what you did with the letters!

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