Spectrum Sherbet – Tidal Wave – Part One | 49 & Market | Amy Kattenbelt

Hello Magpies, Amy here sharing a 12×12 layout with you today. Have you all seen the new collection called “Spectrum Sherbet” from 49 & Market. Its amazingly vibrant and versatile. The collection can broadly be divided into two sub collections. “Tidal Wave” covers all the cooler blues and greens whilst “Strawberry Lemonade” includes the warmer pinks, oranges and yellow. There are also several items that contain items of both colours ways. I highly recommend checking out this collection, especially if you fancy trying some new products such as rub-ons and acetate foliage.

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For my first layout I am scrapping a riverside view photo taken on a day trip last summer. I am focusing on using the Tidal Wave sets.


I wanted to create my own mixed media background. Although if you check out the papers from the collection there are some lovely options if mixed media isn’t your thing. In fact stay tuned to the blog in a few weeks time when I will share another layout that’s based on one of these papers!

I started by creating some water coloured splotches using the packaging technique. The ink I’ve used is “Salvaged Patina” in Distress Oxide.  Next I used one of Vicki Boutin’s stencils to add some darker qaue colour in “Peacock Feathers” Distress Oxide. Lastly I added some polka dot stamped green areas using Distress Oxide in “Peeled Paint“. After this photo was taken I added some water onto my stamping to make the spots bleed out a little to soften the stamped effect.

On top of my mixed media I added several rub-ons from the Tidal Wave pack. I chose the ones with a watercolour effect and a grid effect. I then layered up some of the acetate foliage pieces along with die cuts from the laser cut set.


I matted my photo onto one of the ephemera pieces. Behind that I tucked a blue torn page piece that was from the set called “Essential Elements“. To the bottom left I tucked a blue film strip piece from the same set. And to the bottom right of the photo I added a green frame from the ephemera set. My title was also from this ephemera set. I added some sub title information using tiled alpha stickers from Simple Stories Color Vibe Sticker book in Bold.

At first I found this collection daunting to know where to begin. But I soon found it was very enjoyable just tucking bits and pieces around the photo and forming layers of interest.

I tried to make sure that the different shades of blues and green were well mixed across all my layout. So for example on top of the blue filmstrip I added some lime green pieces. I then placed several butterflies around the layout. To do this I used my favourite technique of using a wet glue along the butterflies body, and small foam squares on the wings, to create more dimension.

To finish off the layout I added a few more of the small word rub-ons and some fine black ink splatter.

Thank you for coming to take a closer look at my layout. I hope I have inspired you to stop hoarding this collection and to get creative with it! Please do pop over to our Facebook group to share your creations. Finally can I also remind you that we are holding a Hey Little Magpie Cyber Crop in celebration of international scrapbooking day tomorrow (7th May 2022), so do head over to the same Facebook group to join in with our challenges and maybe win yourself some spending money in the Hey Little magpie Shop!

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