We're halfway through the month again and that means it's time to extend a very warm welcome to everyone looking for some Gossamer Blue Inspiration
Today I'd like to encourage anyone who has ever had difficulty translating what is in your head onto what is on your page..to keep going! The layout I'm going to show you was very nearly a complete failure. But I kept trying things until I found a way to turn it into my favourite September page. Here it is:
When I opened up my kits the first paper I really wanted to use was that cat pattern from Crate Paper. The yellow is a favourite of mine, so I always have a sprinkler bottle of ink that shade close at hand on my desk. I thought a school page would look good with a paint-y background and I thought it would be easy to dip a paintbrush in my ink and brush it across a piece of cardstock. But could I make it look the way I wanted? No! I tried it on Kraft card, on white 8.5x11 card, on cream card, nothing looked right until...
I took a pair of scissors and cut right round my brushstrokes on the smaller white card and put the result onto a bigger 12x12 background. Now I like it! And I've discovered a new trick: if you aren't sure where to start with an inky background, do what I did and brush, then cut before deciding where you want your ink to end up
I hope you've enjoyed my inspiration post today and that you are ready to hop on and pick up some more tips. Of course you'll always find plenty more in the Gossamer Blue gallery every month too.
Here you go: click on a name and enjoy.. - Alex Hunter Andrea Gray Anabelle O'Malley Brenda Smith Brenda Weaver Caylee Grey Chantal Philippe Diane Payne Emily Spahn Erin Taylor Eunyoung Lee France Wisniewski Jill Cornell Jill Keller Joy Taylor Kathleen Graumüller Katie Ehmann Kellie Winnell Kelly Xenos Michelle Wedertz Michelle Wooderson Olatz Garaiyurrebaso Patricia Roebuck Rebecca Luminarias Sandra Dietrich Sian Fair