Colour Funtastic!

Hi all it’s Louise here with a couple of LOs created using a mix of beautifulness from the shop. I sometimes find it quite overwhelming choosing products to work with when there is so much choice, but this month I strayed from the norm for me and went pink! I chose the Crate Paper The Pier range as the colours are fresh and fun, and perfect for the photos I had in mind.

I had the Manchester Color Run coming up, and hoped I’d get a couple of good photos to use. It was a bit of a risk buying papers for photos that hadn’t yet been taken but I wasn’t disappointed!

The Color Run is new to this country from America (hence the incorrect spelling of colour… lol) and is described as the ‘happiest 5k on the planet’. At each 1k mark you run trough a colour station where volunteers throw powder paint at you. So by the end of the race your pristine white t-shirt is a colourful work of art… not to mention your face, hair and those little mesh holes on your trainers that suck up paint like you wouldn’t believe!

The first Lo shows a picture of clean me with the boys at the beginning of the race, and colourful me at the end of the race.

I started off by using a variety of brightly coloured mists to splatter my white card background. I got a bit carried away and it was too much, so I added another piece of white over the top and used a Crafter’s Workshop template to add a couple of paint splats. I kept patterned paper to a minimum on this LO as I wanted the colours against the white to be the main design element.


I cut some of the hexagonal designs from Heatwave and tucked them behind my photo in the order of the stripes on my t-shirt. Stamping the chevron from this Alison Kreft set over the top.


I used a selection of washi tape with stamped images and patterned paper to create a cluster in the top corner with my ‘before’ pic.


The plastic green and pink arrows were from a Basic Grey Knee Highs & Bow Ties embellishment pack.

I cut the camera border stamp up so that I had 5 individual camera stamps, much preferring to use them this way. And they are just the right size and super cute to add a little extra detail.

My title was stamped over a colourful arrow border, and the year was added using Simple Stories stickers.


My second LO shows a photo of me and Things 1 & 2 at the end of the run.

As you cross the finishing line you are given a sachet of powder paint… much more fun than a medal!

I found the boys waiting for me in the crowd, and dumped the paint all over them! Initially Harry wasn’t very impressed… I’m not sure if that was because he didn’t like the paint, or the fact that the paint was pink!

I used a grid background and added a border of stamped arrows. I filled in a few of the arrows with an embossing pen and used brightly coloured ZING embossing powders to add a pop of colour. I hand cut the hexagon shapes again, and stamped the cameras randomly using different coloured inks.

The little doodle circles were cut from a sheet of patterned paper and added across the page for extra detail.

I created this embellishment clus
ter using a mix of pre-cut embellishments from the Basic Grey set, a tag made from the Crate chevron paper and a couple of stamped images.

A couple of strips of washi tape and a black Thickers title completed the LO.
The event was a huge amount of fun and I wanted to capture that in bright, colourful LOs. I can highly recommend you sign up next year if The Color Run comes to a town near you.
I’ll be back tomorrow with a very pink themed LO… and you really don’t see that from me very often!



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