Celebrate with Us & Lisa Griffith

Lovely Lisa made this stunning layout for or October Challenge!
Step 1.

 I started to prepare my chipboard pieces by covering them with a light coat of white gesso, rubbing them with some Inka Gold paint in shimmery pink, then I embossed them very lightly and unevenly in glittery gold embossing powder.

Step 2.
I prepared my paper with a coat of clear gesso so the inks don't seep into the paper and dried it. Then I started with my mists in pink and gold just randomly applying them with a paintbrush and adding water.

Step 3.
 I wanted the colors to be really vibrant, so I also used my gelatos to build up some bright color on my background. I just add the gelato, a few drops of water and spread around the page with my fingers.

Step 4.
 I added some stamping randomly around my page.
Step 5.
I created some texture using heavy white gesso and a stencil, let it dry.
Step 6.
 I glued down my photo, and all of my embellishments, flowers, my chipboard, and some gold sequins. After this was all in place, I went back in with my mists to really intensify the colors, And that's it!
Thank you Lisa for the inpiration today! Please come back tomorrow for a new tutorial.


  1. Gorgeous layout Lisa! I love every little piece of it. Magical!

  2. Love it! Adored seeing your step by step, Lisa.... the Gelatos add such a vibrant pop of colour :)

  3. ooo! That background! :) Love it!