Monday, October 26, 2015

Thankful with 13@rts

Hello friends!

Today I'm up on the blog with a very simple layout but one I had a lot of fun experimenting with, using the lovely Ayeeda water-based inks.

Here is the layout, which I had also based on Scrap Around the World's mood board. My friend Heather is hosting the challenge so here I am supporting her! 

Actually, I had more heartache than fun making this. When I was nearly complete with my layout, I spilled the Sky Blue and Violet inks all over the whole page and it was unsalvageable. So it was back to a new sheet of white cardstock and I had to start all over again. But this time round, I was able to try out something new so it wasn't all that wasted. I had used the colorful inks to create the rainbow colors in the mood board and also recreated the raindrops with the bubble stamp that I made my resist with. And of course, a little feather for the birds, and my interpretation of being thankful - that life doesn't have to always be perfect for you to be grateful.

Some close-ups:

My cardstock was primed with clear gesso from the 13@rts store. I'm so glad that we finally have our own version of it which is so fluid and so much easier to apply on than the one I used previously. I then created a resist with stamping and white embossing powder before I started on the inks.

Making the layout a little less boring with texture - microbeads, glass beads and sand grit.

Layering on and blending the inks, which I watered down and splattered for the watercolor effect that is really quite the trend now. The Ayeeda inks are really intense and easy to blend. I finished off with splatters of Splash! acrylic ink.

So that's all I have for today. Thanks for dropping by!



  1. Fantastic background! Love your take on the board!

  2. Beautiful page Jelissa!! Love this!
    Thanks so much for joining us at SATW this month.

  3. Oh I'm so glad you could join in Jelissa! I LOVE that background! It's a shame to have ruined the first one but this one is awesome! Thanks so much for playing along at SATW.

  4. Oh! This is really beautiful....I'm glad you at least got to learn something from 'having' to do it again...& I really love that saying, it is SO true:):)

  5. Wow wow wow ! So colorful and cheerful and love the saying too - certainly a good reminder not to be too hard on one self ! Thanks for sharing ;-)

  6. Beautiful! Thank you for playing along with us at Scrap Around The World!

  7. OH NO!. I am sorry you had to start over. That really sucks. I love the end project it is cheerful and so pretty and I love that quote. Beautiful and I love your take on the mood board. I do love visiting your blog. So much eye candy <3

  8. Great background! I love the composition! Thank you for playing along with us at Scrap Around The World!

  9. This is so pretty! I love the softness of it and yet you used bold colors! Great quote! All the best from SATW! :)

  10. Jelissa your layout is amazing! Thank you for playing along with us at Scrap Around The World! ♥♥♥


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