September post by Karine


The entire Tattered Angels team gets to play with colours this month! A nice coincidence because that’s what I like in scrapbooking: playing with colours, mixing the shades! I particulalry like the contrasts offered by colours.

I wanted to do things the hard way so I started with a monochrome layout.

I selected a picture of my niece Noelie, isn’t she lovely? I created an entire pink background.

You here? Let’s go!

Start by choosing your ink sprays colours: For me it will be Glimmer Mist “Be Mine”, “Red-Nosed Reindeer”, Plain Jane “Rosey” and Glimmer Glam “Lady Bug”.

Grab a white cardstock and apply some gesso on it…with a pink old loyalty card, if you please!

Once the gesso is dry, spray inks then spray water to let the colours burst forth.

Either you wait for it tob e dry, or tilt your page to obtain some nice dripping effect.

As I want to focus on my background, all the elements will be regrouped around the picture to let the background show a maximum.

I slide a tag and a small envelop ( from 7Gypsies “Trousseau“ collection) under my picture. I added stickers, eyelets, a crochet flower, leaves and here we are!

My title is “Pretty in Pink”, pretty obvious!!!

As a finishing touch, I simply splashed my layout with pink Glimmer Glam.


Supply list:

Papers: American Crafts
Alphabets: 7gypsies
Stickers: 7Gypsies Label Stickers Book
Envelops: 7Gypsies Trousseau
Glimmer Mist “Be Mine”, “Red-Nosed Reindeer”
Plain Jane “Rosey”
Glimmer Glam “Lady Bug”
Stamp: Florilèges Design
Ink: red Versafine
Others Flower, leaves, tag
For my second layout, I chose to stay in my comfort zone, which is colour mixing and contrast!
I chose opposite colours for a maximum of effects! Avoid using tone-on-tone colours and play with an outburst of colours!

The colours I choose are quite masculine: blue, yellow and red (so mainly primary colours).
I chose the following colours: Glimmer Mist “Sunflower” “Marmelade”, “Summer Glow” & Plain Jane “Dark Blue”.

I used the same technique as for the previous layout except that the colours are gathered on the upper part of my creation, and I played a lot with dripping inks.

Then I glued my picture, placed some stickers in a vertical manner, printed tape from 7Gypsies, little wooden stars and the title.

I stamped several patterns with black and red inks to give more depth to my layout.

I hope you’ll be inspired by these two realisations! Let’s meet again on the 27th September!

Have a nice day!


Supply list:

Papers: American Crafts
Alphabets: 7gypsies
Stickers: 7Gypsies
Stars: Studio Calico
Tag: 7Gypsies collection Postale
Glimmer Mist “Sunflower” “Marmelade” “Summer Glow”
Plain Jane “Dark Blue”
Stamps: Craft Origine, 7Gypsies, Hero Arts
Ink: black & red Versafine