The papers are so versatile...elegant, classic, yet can suit almost any type of photo...
...even a photo of a teenager! And that ranks high with me :)
Here is a layout I taught as a class at The Urban Scrapbook last month, created with the beautiful My Mind's Eye "Sunshine" collection. This gorgeous distressed Prima wood frame was included in the class kit.
|I "Adore" my daughter!|
I should add that this is probably the only photo she has given me permission to scrapbook in the past six months.
The feature technique for this layout is working with canvas, mainly the Prima Resistant Canvas (the clock, bird, foliage, and corner scrolls). I coloured them in two ways: Distress Stain and Distress Ink. (If you're not familiar with Prima Resistant canvas, they are sold in packages, and all these pieces and MORE came in one package! This particular set is called "Printery"...but there are about 5 other sets)
|Here are some of the individual pieces out of the Printery set...a little hard to see the white embossed details on them.|
|A closer look...the butterfly is so beautiful with an embossed resistant script on it.|
The tree trunk and branches are cut from Sticky Back canvas (Claudine Hellmuth) ....
These pieces are inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink, embossed, then inked again and backed onto chipboard. I wrapped the tree in black tulle as well.
|Canvas pieces on left are then attached to identical chipboard tree on right.|
Here are some more close ups and details...
|I handmade the spiral roses. Just cut a small circle into a spiral, from the outside in, and roll around a skewer.|
The bird is painted with Broken China Distress ink. This is a technique often used by Tim Holtz and Jennifer McGuire. Stamp the ink pad onto a piece of plastic or your splat mat and mist with water. It becomes a watercolour.....then I painted the canvas bird with a fine tipped paint brush. The legs and beak are painted with Frayed Burlap Distress ink. Keep in mind that the watercolour bleeds...and will spread easily, so take care in painting the ink colour where you want it.
The canvas clock is altered with Vintage Photo Distress Stain. The stains are a more concentrated colour and you just rub them onto the canvas pieces directly.
|This corner flourish originally was white!|
|Leaves and foliage ....with some gold Stickles.|
The dark brown polka dot leaves are coloured with Vintage Photo Distress Stain....see the difference? Same colour...different application.
The second technique I used on this layout are the tulle and wire elements: the flower and the knotted border. Super easy!
I discovered this tulle flower in a book called "Scrapbook Workshop"(edited by May Flaum) which was just published, and features a number of fantastic techniques by some very talented crafters.
This tulle flower is the handiwork of Iris Babao Uy...she is an artistic genius!
|Tulle flower close up....with wire and beads centre.|
|Knotted tulle and wire border.|
|These leaves/branches are cut with a Sizzix die and inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.|
Because I ADORE all of you and your comments, I'm offering my 3rd GIVEAWAY....in the spirit of giving during this wonderful Christmas season. If your name is drawn, you will receive a kit that has everything I used to make this layout (The frame, stains and inks are not included).
To be eligible to win, become a Follower and leave a comment.......the winner will be announced next week!