Friday, 8 April 2011

Color Combos Galore 187 / Nikki Sivils

It is that time of the week again.
Lovely Friday morning with promises of a looong weekend approaching.. I love it!!

This week the design team at Color Combos Galore were graciously sponsored by Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker.
Her products are such a delight to work with and the designs are so fun and whimsical! We were given the collection 'It's Raining it's pouring' to play with and I recommend you go HERE to see what the rest of the design team came up with. -Some seriously cute and cool stuff!

This is my take on the challenge:

And here is this weeks inspiration board:

To fulfill the requirement of using wet medium I used acrylic paint and I applied some liquid pearl as raindrops underneath the clouds. The wettest part of the process often is when I spray or drench mu papers with water. This time I immersed the white paper and wrinkled it . After inking it I used it as a photo mat for my two photos.

I just the other day received some mists I ordered from Your Scrapbook Stash ( BIG sale on, up to 50% off mists now!!!!  GO THERE! ) what you see here is actually my very first squirt of mist that I ever used. I found it to be very scary stuff indeed!! I just wanted a little but I got A LOT if you see what I mean. It is totally incontrollable....I now admire the excellent misters EVEN MORE. I foresee a steep learning curve , but with oh so much fun...Watch this space...

I was lucky to have these pictures from last Summer where Beatrice is dancing around with a big red/white golf umbrella.
From her big smile I got the title 'Rain or Shine you Always have a Big Smile on your Face'. It is the plain truthe and not just my effort to make life seem rosy. She is a happy girl my Miss B!

To add a little more dimension to my quick page I decided to use the back of the clouds I cut out from the pp as masks. I ended up with two cute stark white clouds on my paper. I then inked around the edges of the cut out clouds with blue and added them on top with pop dots. Then of course I had to add my buttons and decided to use them as rain. I added some liquid pearl and some bling to make the rain 'sparkly'. I cut a small strip of the rain-paper and added it along the top to complete the rain scene.

In this close up you can see the difference made by the pop dots:

I hope you enjoyed this, and I can recommend that you visit CCG to see what the rest of the team came up with!!


  1. Love your page Bente! cool idea with the raindrops..

  2. This is so gorgeous, love the misting work you did!!! my gosh how fun are these colors and you did a lovely job!!!

  3. Wow what a gorgeous layout, Love it! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving some love

  4. I really love this layout! The rain is sooo awesome! I love it! The bling and the buttons like that look amazing!!!

  5. I so agere! Great patterns, sweet photoes and great design!

  6. Love this one Bente! All your work is so amazing!! Can't wait to see you do more spritzing!! Sure you will love it when you get into it. I did a mini-tutorial on it on my blog if you look under the "tutorial" label - it does take a while to get confident with it but you'll be there in no time! MEanwhile it still looks great :)

  7. wow!!!! such an amazing page ... those colours would be quite challenging for me but you have nailed it completely ....gorgeous work . love all your details and your little touches which give it your signiature ..big hugz x

  8. Tack snälla för de fina orden hos mig. :)

    Jag håller fortfarande på och lär mig, det lär dröja innan jag kan tolka utmaningarna så härligt som du gör. Du får verkligen fram färgerna på ett underbart sätt.

    Älskar hur knapparna regnar ner från molnen.
    Underbart fin lo!

    Kram Nilla

  9. I Love your page!! love the rain drops..great!!! with the buttons!!! Beautiful work as always!!!
    I've been working a lot, no time to visit you before. I was laughing when I read your comment that you have... Latina..nice to know more about you, I love when you write in Spanish! Take Care my friend!! A Big Hug!!!

  10. Quelle jolie page ! les couleurs, les décos.. j'adore !! bravo !

  11. nikki sivils paper are always awesome. and i love what u did. I enjoyed looking at it.

  12. This is such a wonderful color combo! I love your misting and the buttons and liquid pearls at rain! Your work is so beautiful!


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