Tuesday 24 February 2015

Newlyweds' Daydream

My husband's grandparents with a friend

For this layout I used paper from the Nyhavn collection by Maja Design.


On the background paper I applied black watercolour around the edges and randomly placed black and pink patches.

I also used some texture stencils with Shimmerz Texturz in Crushed Coral and Tidy Widy.

Memory Box stencil - Splatter Spray
Memory Box stencil - Splatter

These are the dies and punches I used:

My Favorite Things - Mini Delicate Doilies
Spellbinders - Grand Decorative Circles One
Cheery Lynn - Oval Doily Stacker One
Cheery Lynn - Canadian Kaleidoscope Tiny Doily
Cheery Lynn - Rum Punch Tiny Doily
Martha Stewart - Swirling Lace punch set

And the chipboard pieces:

Dusty Attic - Fancy Trim #6
Dusty Attic - Ornate Corner #8
Dusty Attic - Ornate Corner #11

I painted Fancy Trim #6 dark pink, Ornate Corner #6 white and Ornate Corner #11 grey.   I then applied Distress Crackle paint in Picket Fence to the trim and Ornate Corner #11 and rubbed Distress Inks over them, wiping off the excess.  I dabbed some white paint onto the Ornate corner #11 with my finger to make it look more distressed and to bring out some of the crackle detail.

As I did in a previous layout, I made the bead flower centers by putting a drop of Judikins Diamond Glaze in the center and pouring microbeads overtop.

Here are a couple more close-ups:

Thanks for looking!

Friday 13 February 2015

A Splash of Green

This is my entry for the Scrap Around the World challenge for February 2015.

My son Colin on July 10, 2011

Scrap Around the World February 2015 Mood Board

I was inspired by the colours and beach scene in the mood board.

For this 12" x 12" layout, I dug out some old papers from the Anthologie collection by We R Memory Keepers.

I did some stamping and stencilling with molding paste on the background and added a few touches of green watercolour.

Kaisercraft stamp - Arty
Tim Holtz stamp - Bitty Grunge
Memory Box stencil - Mesh

I coated the chipboard frame and corner pieces with thick gesso and sprayed them with Ethereal Emerald Moonshadow Mist by Lindy's Stamp Gang.  Once again I glued Flower Soft (lemon colour) onto the Lavender stems, spraying them with the same mist and dabbing white and yellow paint overtop.  The fish net pieces were painted dark brown and then drybrushed with green, white and lighter brown paint.

These are the Dusty Attic chipboard pieces I used:

Baroque Corners
Fish Net Panel
Baroque Frame Set - Square

As I usually do, I layered the diecuts over darker copies (this time in dark brown cardstock) to accent the edges.
These are the dies I used:

Cheery Lynn - Pinwheel Doily
Lifestyle Crafts - Nesting Doily Circles
Spellbinders - Locking Loops
Spellbinders - Pearl Effects
My Favorite Things - Postage Stamp

I did this in a previous layout and liked the way it looked so once again I made the frame around the photo with Dusty coloured Prima Wire thread.  The Baroque Corners were then glued on top.

The shells were made with Sculpey UltraLight  polymer clay using molds.  I painted them with Folkart Metallic paint in Champagne, sprayed them with Ethereal Emerald Moonshadow mist then dry-brushed some white paint overtop.  I then randomly applied clear embossing ink with an embossing pen (Versamarker Watermark Pen), sprinkled them with Distress Embossing Powder in Antique Linen and heat set it.

First Impressions Molds - Mini Seashell Set 1
First Impressions Molds - Shell Set 9

FolkArt paint - Metallic Champagne
Lindy's Stamp Gang Moonshadow Mist - Ethereal Emerald
Versamarker Watermark Pen
Distress Embossing Powder - Antique Linen

Thanks so much for looking!