Hello everyone!! Today I am sharing a layout with you using the Graphic 45 "Secret Garden" patterned paper. A short picture tutorial follows.
I have a granddaughter that loves the colour purple and my garden.
This paper totally fit her personality. I first cut a strip off the background paper 3" wide and turned it over to the other side. I laid the two together. I then cut a 2" wide strip from another paper, adhered it to the back of the main piece then onto the top of the 3" strip. I made sure that the 3" strip lined up with the main piece. I then took a 12 x 12 Prima stencil that has tiny diamonds and applied modeling paste over the entire surface including the side strips.
Next I cut several pieces of paper from the various papers in the paper line and created a collage. I made sure that I had a piece of the 3" wide strip to pull the papers together. Here is a picture of the collage. I turned the upper right corner of the middle piece and adhered in place.
Next I adhered a thick piece of chipboard to the back of the picture and adhered the picture down. This pops the picture up. Next I painted a piece of chipboard lattice and vine with white gesso.
After I painted the vine with a green paint to match the green in the garden and kept the lattice white.
To complete the layout I added the vine and lattice as shown then my flowers along with a resin bird cage. For a final touch I added a small piece of cheesecloth to each flower section for more texture. Then lastly, using glass beads mixed into gel medium, I applied the beads using a spatula in and around the layout and onto the flowers for extra texture. A strip of lace down the side strip between the green paper and the flowered paper strip and a few sprarkly gems finishes it off. Here is a closeup of the bottom right section.
I hope you enjoy this layout as much as I enjoyed making it. Until next time, have a great day and
"Garden fairies come at dawn, bless the flowers, then they're gone."