Friday, August 10, 2012

I Love Happy Beginnings - Flying Unicorn Challenges

This month the members have control of the challenges at Flying Unicorn, and my have they come up with some fantastic ones that really have the Creative Team, and fellow forum members, taking their creativity in whole new directions.  DonnaDee challenged Laura, mother of 2 boys, to create her own background using only the colors pink, brown and white, and to use some feminine embellishments, including ribbons and bows.  The challenge, called Backing It Up With Pretty In Pink, can be found here.

Being the mother of three boys, you can imagine I don't use a lot of pink on my layouts.  I don't tend to use cardstock, either, relying on beautiful patterned papers to inspire me, so I found the idea of creating my own background a little intimidating.

At the Anna Dabrowska class I recently attended, she showed us a technique for creating backgrounds using Distress Stains that was beautiful.  The only problem is that I only have 3 Distress Stains, and none of them are pink.  To achieve a similar effect I used two pieces of chipboard to create a mask and sprayed alternating layers in between them with a combination of Tattered Angels and Lindy's Stamp Gang mists.  I then sprayed in a couple random areas and splattered some mists across the page.

This is a total departure from my normal style, but I'm happy with the way it turned out.

I hope you'll come and join in on the challenges - there are some beautiful RAKs up for grabs, and unfortunately for me CT members aren't eligible.


Stephanie Eaken said...

This is gorgeous Jax! Great misting!!

Shona said...

this is just soooo amazing Jackie wow

Adrienne said...

Love the texture of the mixed of paper strips and colors you used a brilliant! Beautiful!