02 March 2016


Today's layout share:

I was inspired by the new challenge at More Than Words:

I used white gesso as a background, and the word 'bliss' for my handwritten title.  My journalling reads: What other word can you use to describe the relaxed feeling of a rainforest cafe, with birdsong and a delicious cappucino?

The colour palette and background texture technique was inspired by the March challenge at Archi-Scraps.  The requirements were: Use gesso or texture paste, and some yellow.

I added texture to the gesso by stamping into it with an embossing folder:

October Afternoon Sasparilla - Gold Rush patterned paper
Vintage book page
Ric rac
May Arts yellow gingham ribbon
My Memories butterfly punch
Sissix Tim Holtz Texture Fades- Collage embossing folder

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  1. Super creative way of using gesso Karen, I might have to try that. Love what you have done. Thanks so much for playing along with us at More Than Words.

  2. I agree with Di, your gesso texture is very clever and impressive !! Nice take on our challenge !Thank you for joining us over at More than Words !

  3. GREAT technique! FANTASTIC page... Thanks Karen for joining us over @ More Than Words this month! :)

  4. Thanks for joining us at Archiscraps.Your layout is wonderful :)

  5. This looks fabulous.. just love the texture on the back ground of your layout.. thanks for joining in with Archiscraps this month!

  6. Sounds like Bliss for sure, love your arty take on the challenge. Thank you for sharing with us at Archiscraps

  7. Love your textured work Karen. Great layout and thanks for joining us at Archiscraps. :)

  8. Fantastic! I love the texture! Thanks for playing along with us at More Than Words.

  9. Great textures and LO,thanks for joining us at Archiscraps this month

  10. Awesome technique!! Love the theme of your layout too! I do agree, totally BLISS! Thank you for playing along with us at More Than Words!

  11. Terrific layout!! I love how you used the embossing folder with the Gesso how savy of you! coffee is also my bliss! All the best from More Than Words! Also this month I invite you to my blog for a giveaway!http://mybeaner.blogspot.ca/

  12. I can't wait to try out that technique! Thanks for playing along at Archi-scraps.

  13. Such a fabulous interpretation of the More Than Words challenge! I love your handwriting too!


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