Using a stencil with tiny holes and thick white gesso, I applied the gesso in various areas of the page - across the top and then staggering it around the centre section where my picture is. Let this dry. I then applied Shimmerz "Tidy Widy" textured past (absolutely yummy stuff) with a spatula across the centre of the paper in a V shape and then down from the top of the page to the bottom again in a V shape. I put it on fairly thick to give extra texture. When this dried I sprayed using Prima Glistening Waves and Heidi Swapp Seafoam sprays. I mainly sprayed onto the texture paste and around the centre section where the picture is. Below is a close-up. I did't worry about the drops of spray - I knew they would be covered up and if they did not get covered up, I would have left them.
I then took some scrap matching papers and made a collage with them to go behind the picture. The white section is not part of the collage as well as the half circle you see - I was using the white as my picture size for the collage.
I had a circle chipboard doile in my stash. I painted it in a light turquoise blue colour and cut it in half. One half is as you see above and the other I placed at the left side just under the actual picture. I also embossed a chipboard vine and added it next as shown. I cut a piece off at the one end to put below the picture. Below you can see a white furry accent under the flowers. This is actually "fun fur" that you can purchase in the knitting department at most craft stores. I also added some pearl stamens that go in the centre of flowers for extra accent. The blue and green flowers were actually white. I painted them using Shimmerz "Me and Blue" and "Giddy About Green" glistening paint.
A tree house and some bling gems finishes it off nicely.
And there you have it - a layout that you can use for Christmas or a winter scene.
Until next time, this is Donna wishing you a happy and safe day.
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