Thursday, October 4, 2012

Play Date Cafe Challenge #152

Purple is my favorite color, so I was really excited about The Play Date Cafe challenge this week! I had just seen a tutorial from Christy Tomlinson (who else?!) and she used something called Tar Gel to add glossy texture to some Halloween-themed pieces. I didn't really want to go out and buy another supply, but I did have a big bottle of Gloss Gel Medium that I rarely use.I covered the whole background with it.

The downside? It doesn't really photograph well, since it is so shiny and reflects a lot of light. I swear that this page looks much better in person! It even has a coat of purple Perfect Pearls mist that shimmers nicely in the light.

The quote is from The Spanish Gypsy by George Eliot.

Anyways, I had fun making this, but working with a black background is hard! I kept wanting to use some purple ink spray, but then I realized that it wouldn't show up.

Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to check out The Play Date Cafe for complete challenge and prize information! This week we our sponsor is Freckled Fawn

I really wish I could win, because I am ashamed to say that I don't own any Washi tape! I really, really want some though, I can just never find it in any stores :( I guess I will need to order some!

Oh, and one more thing, we want to welcome the VERY talented Rachel of RW Krafts to the Play Date Cafe Design Team!


Donna B. said...

Awesome journal page!! Love how you used the gel and purple is my favorite color too!!!

anya said...

I always love your creations, Lynn. There is so much depth and texture to them! This is beautiful - the background looks outstanding!

~amy~ said...

so awesome!

Veronica Z said...

Lynn, everything you create is a work of art! Love this!!