Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Hello everyone.  Today I thought I would share with you a couple of layouts I did a few weeks at my favourite scrapbooking retreat - Memories Manor.  
The first one is more of a rustic look.  I have a 12 x 12 stencil with diamond shapes on it.  So I placed it onto my paper and stencilled Shimerz textured paste onto the paper but only around the outside edges.  I cut strips of various papers and adhered them down the left side overlapping them and giving them different lengths.  I added some tags at the left as well.  The white mesh that you see accenting the layout is actually the mesh that you use for needlepoint.  I cut some pieces off and used them as an accent.  It worked quite well.

Here is a closeup which shows you the diamond stencil pattern.

The second layout is a summery layout.  I fussy cut the flowers that you see  from a patterned paper.  If I find a piece of  flowered patterned paper in my stash I quite often cut out the flowers
 and put them away for future use.
I used a stencil that looked like bubbles and applied white moulding paste on the outside areas.  I cut and layered other papers for behind the photo which I raised up with pop dots.  Did a bit of stamping with a stamp and black ink around the layout.    Added my flowers and a resin frame.  And there you have it.  When I was completely done the layout I took a stiff brush and brushed extra thick white gesso onto the edges of the flowers.  This helps to blend the flowers together.

A close up of one of the fussy cut flowers.
The bit of white material tucked under the bottom of the fussy cut flower was cut from a doilie to give a little more accent.

Enjoy.  Until next time,
"A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, 
and the lawn mower is broken."