Friday, May 20, 2011

Another Amazing Guest Designer for The Color Room

Again over at The Color Room, we are sponsoring for another week.

This weeks color palette is just divine.

Louise Nelson is the Guest Designer this week and her layout is simply stunning.

This is the palette that Lou had to work with this week.The Imaginarium Chipboard that Louise has used is something that she designed herself and it is one of my new faves (along with the Peacock Feather)

Louise has done a detailed Step by Step on how she created this beautiful page.

Layout – "a forever memory"-

Background and chipboard element paint technique

Materials used;

Imaginarium Designs chipboard background

Imaginarium Designs chipboard hessian square [designed by Louise Nelson]

Gesso – Monte Marte

Paint – Making Memories, Jo Sonja, Kaisercraft

Mist – Crafty Notions

Flower tendril – Prima

Chipboard Alpha – Prima

Vintage Findings word fetti – Making Memories


I first glued the chipboard hessian square to the background using a glue stick.

I then mixed some cream paint in with the gesso before applying it to background.

Place a few dollops of paint/gesso mix on to the background and chipboard embellishment.

Using a coarse foam roller, roll out and cover the layout background and chipboard with the paint/gesso mix.

Don’t over roll the paint/gesso mix otherwise you will loose the lovely coarse bubble effect of the paint and gesso.

Just a close up of the lovely effect you can get using the gesso and a coarse foam roller.

I usually use mists, but for this particular colour combination I needed to mix some pink paint with water and put it into a spray bottle to get a colour match.

This was then sprayed liberally over the chipboard embellishment.

I then dried the pink spray paint with a heat gun, after tipping it from side to side, to get it to run and drip across the background board.

This is a close-up of the final paint effect on the background and chipboard.

So a huge CONGRATULATIONS to Louise for being the Guest Designer this week.

Don't forget to head over to Lou's blog and leave her some love and leave a comment here as well to go in the running to win some chipboard!



  1. WOW This is stunning, thanks for a great step by step tutorial :)

  2. Great page, like that technique to create textures and pretty colour scheme

  3. This is absolutely stunning ! A great piece of Art ! I am voiceless

  4. WOW AWESOME !!! THANKS for the tutorial!!!

  5. I love this layout. I can see many uses for this chipboard. Thank you for sharing.

  6. Lovely page great details and thanks for the tutorial.

  7. What a fun technique! Beautiful layout!

  8. Great layout - thanks for the tutorial as well. A very cool design for the chippie!

  9. This is such a stunning layout. I saw it over at TRC and was inspired by how unique and beautiful it is. Thanks so much for the tutorial - I definitely want to try this myself!

  10. Wonderful use of white space and I love the chance to use scrap to enhance a page. Brilliant having a tutorial .Thank you and a scrapping HUG to.

  11. wow, absolutely stunning! her use of colors and medium is extraordinary!

  12. Thanks Lou for the tute
    gorgeous as usual
    and great use of chippiesxxxxx

  13. What a gorgeous page. And it's PINK!!!!
    Thanks Lou

  14. Amazing work Lou, thanks so much for the how-to :-)

  15. how gorgeous! i am always thankful that talented scrappers take the time to show how they created a technique on a layout.. this is how scrappers like me learn.. so thank you..

  16. absolutely gorgeous work! love this lots and thankyou for the technique xx :)

  17. Such a beautiful layout of these special girls Louise, and WOO HOO a tutorial to go with it. Thanks for that. I am loving your new chippy designs. xxx

  18. Gotta love a step-by-step
    Gotta love new and innovative chippie
    Gotta love glimpses of genius at work
    Gotta love Lou xoxo

  19. me again ! Is it possible to buy the chipboard hessian square and the peacock feather ?????