Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Summer Outfits

The August kit from Très Jolie has a very masculine theme, with papers from Couture Creations’ Gentleman’s Emporium collection and metal embellishments from Prima, but Kim supplied enough flowers to turn “masculine” into “totally girly”.
 I think the colors and patterns are a perfect setting for this photo of my granddaughter from a year ago.

I started by cutting an 8” square from the center of Sheet 7A and putting it aside. The remaining “frame” was taped to a piece of chipboard to give it stability.
Next, I trimmed Sheet 11B to an 11½” square. After heavily distressing the edges, I inked them all around to give them some definition.
Using ScōrTape, I attached the sheet to the base.

I’ve had this stencil for years. It’s one of my favorites; I just love the beautiful flourish shapes. I wanted to achieve an off-white texture; Prima’s Stone Effect Paste in Pumice was perfect. I applied this twice, to show on the top and then the bottom of the photo, and allowed this to air dry overnight before going on to the next step.

After distressing and inking the edges of my photo, I taped it to a layer of packaging. I cut a slightly larger piece from the center that I had put aside, distressed and inked the edges and attached it under the photo.
I glued a doily from my stash to the base, and then placed the matted photo on top.

I started adding flowers from the kit around the photo.

The flowers from Prima’s Perfect Day package are more of a teal color. I gave one of them a good dose of Color Bloom mist to create a better match.

I coated several of the metal gears with wax and turned them into “girly” embellies.

Next, I added a couple of nailhead embellishments; they go so well with the flower centers.

To finish my layout, I scattered Art Stones here and there to close the “holes” in the flower clusters and to add just a bit more texture to the page.

A few more close-ups…



Couture Creations – Gentleman’s Emporium Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – 07A #CO726820
Couture Creations – Gentleman’s Emporium Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – 11B #CO726824

Bradshaw International – Sweet Creations – Doily – 6”
49 and Market – Flower Embellishments – Country Blooms – Storm #CB88558
Prima – Flirty Fleur Collection – Flower Embellishments – Perfect Day #634520
Prima – Pretty Pale Collection – Flower Embellishments – Floral Landscape #637644
Prima – Ingvild Bolme – Tiny Junkyard Findings – Vintage Trinkets – Nail Heads #891657
Prima – Finnabair – Mechanicals – Steampunk Gears #963453

Prima – Finnabair – Art Extravagance – Stone Effect Paste – Pumice #964368
Prima – Finnabair – Art Alchemy – Metallic Wax – Blue Lagoon #966706
Prima – Color Bloom – Spray Mist – Sultry Shimmer – Summer Sky #573867
Prima – Finnabair – Art Ingredients – Art Stones – White #963705
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink Pad – Mini – Black Soot #TDP39860
Liquitex – Matte Gel Medium

Layers of Color – Art Stencil – Natural Flourish #TSG-0606-001
Prima – Ingvild Bolme – Distressing Tool #890940

Duncan Enterprises - Aleen’s Original Tacky Glue #NM810
ScōrTape – ½”

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