Monday, September 30, 2019

Loving Life

Somehow, September got away from me. I managed to create a mixed media canvas and a tag album and suddenly the month was over.
I did manage to get one layout done with the September Très Jolie Main Kit for the Mood Board Challenge.

I’ve wanted to scrap this photo of my grandsons enjoying the aftermath of a heavy rainstorm for over and year and this seemed like the perfect opportunity. I decided to print it out in sepia and then to ink the edges to give it a somewhat vintage look.

I wanted to give my base a little more texture, so I started by misting it through one of my favorite stencils. This resulted in a subtle look and an unexpected bonus: a perfect scattering of drips when I lifted the stencil off the paper.

Next came the layering. I’ve used both sides of one sheet of paper torn apart into smaller pieces and some of the wonderful Ciao Bella rice paper that came in the kit. I achieved those fuzzy edges simply by cutting the paper apart with my trimmer; the sliding blade tears the fibers apart rather than giving a clean cut. In order to create dimension, I adhered USPS packaging between some of the layers as I glued them down.

The chipboard pieces were first coated with Memento ink. When that had set, I dabbed them here and there with a moist sponge dipped in some of the Lindy’s mist.

I usually don’t use a lot of flowers on masculine pages, but somehow the blooms that came in the kit seemed to fit perfectly. I added a metal piece that was left from the Mediums Kit to the side.

I finished my page by adding one of the Curio embellishments to serve as my title piece and a few clear Art Pebbles here and there…

A few more close-ups:



***Très Jolie Main Kit***
Kaisercraft – Antiquities Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Limited Edition #P2741
Kaisercraft – Antiquities Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Heirloom #P2742
Ciao Bella – Woodland Collection – Piuma Rice Paper A4 – Wooden Cabin #CBRP020
49 and Market – Handmade Flowers – Blossom Blends – Linen #BB-86226
49 and Market – Flower Embellishments – Country Blooms – Ginger #CB-88480
49 and Market – Flower Embellishments – Wildflowers – Sky #WF-88626
Creative Embellishments – Laser Cut Chipboard – Scroll Set 1 – 2 Pcs
Kaisercraft – Antiquities Collection – Curios – Glass Dome Embellishments #CR2047
Lindy’s Stamp Gang – Moon Shadow Mist – Buccaneer Bay Blue

Prima – Mechanicals – Vintage Trinkets – Washers One #960346
Prima – Art Ingredients – Art Pebbles – Mélange #963323
Prima – Finnabair – Elementals – 12 x 12 Stencil – Scales #960438
Tsukineko – Memento Ink Pad – Rich Cocoa #ME-800

As always, I want to thank you for peeking into my blog; your visits mean a lot to me.

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