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I’m getting all caught up with my Sketchy Challenges…it feels good! I love working with sketches, it takes the toughest part of scrapbooking out of the picture-the design! Once that part is dealt with the creative juices can flow. Here is our September Sketch, designed by Kelly Klapstein, that was the starting point for my page.

kellyklapstein-sketch-Sept-2015 smaller  @cdnscrapbooker   #Magenta #Fabscraps #Clearsnap #sizzix

For this layout I wanted to play with my newly purchased Nuance Pigment Powders from Magenta.


It was the first time I played with them after hearing about them through Christy Riopel at our Edmonton carnival. They are FUN to say the least and I look forward to using them more and learning other applications with them.

IMG_8672© Kimberley Gowdy_blog  @cdnscrapbooker @kdgowdy  #Magenta #Fabscraps #Clearsnap #sizzix
supplies: Canadian Scrapbooker superstock / Magenta Nuance Pigment Powders & stamps / Fabscraps patterned paper & stencil / Clearsnap Chalk ink & Spritzer / Sizzix dies / Scrapbooke Adhesives by 3L

I masked off three boxes and used the Nuance powders to colour them…I really should have used a small amount of Gesso on my cardstock, but I forgot…it’s a learning process! Had I used the Gesso my colours would have “moved” around better, instead they were pretty quick to absorb into my paper, giving a more speckled look. I was okay with this, as it was my first kick at the can with these powders.

I stamped some details with my Magenta stamps and Clearsnap Chalk ink, then added some embossing paste over a Fabscraps stencil for some added texture and finished with a wash of acrylic paint. My title and layered butterflies were cut from Sizzix dies. My picture is adhered to the page using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L‘s photo corners.

The biggest lesson I learned with this process is NOT to forget the Gesso. Canadian Scrapbooker Superstock is an amazing base for for layering product. Mixed media products can be very wet and absorb quickly! Give yourself some working time and blending ability by not forgetting this important step. In the end I was happy with the final result and loved working with this old picture shared from my Dad…he was the memory keeper of our younger years! I am the little one on the far left…yup! Many moons ago!



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  1. Beautiful layout . I will have to look into this product, thanks.

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