It's Blueberry season at White With 1 this month. Yes, the colour this month is blueberry. After my last month's layout where I used a watermelon photo on the layout where the colour was watermelon, I was tempted to use a blueberry photo this time. I didn't though - but I did use the word in my title!
There is an option this month to use a sketch from Creative Scrappers. Here's the sketch:
I flipped the sketch on its side and highlighted the vertical elements in it.
Here's my layout:
I wasn't planning to put the word in my title but I was looking at the photo and the word 'blueberry' was in my mind and it just happened!
To make the word 'Blueberry' that gorgeous blueberry colour I took plain white foam Thickers and coloured them with a new product called Metallic Melts. They create a stunning glossy effect on Thickers. As the name implies, they have to be melted on so they do shrink the Thickers a bit but I found this was fine. Metallic Melts aren't quite available yet but you can inquire about them at the email address on the website here.
Here's a close up:
I created the background of this layout by flipping over a stencil that I had painted gesso through and using it as a stamp to print the image onto the blue cardstock. To create that lineal look behind the pic I added torn cardboard which I painted white and some gorgeous textural white ribbon that I recently found at my LSS. I topped these with a Wow Chippie flourish which I painted black plus a smattering of white flowers. I stitched two random lines around the edges of the layout and painted the gaps inbetween with gesso using a fine brush.
And here's my journaling:
Thanks for looking everyone.