Monday, July 27, 2020

April Flowers

Last month, I scrapped a photo of my granddaughter taken in April when the trees were finally in bloom. This is another picture that my daughter-in-law took that day, just begging to be scrapped.

The Dream Garden collection from Scrap Boys and the July Mood Board from Très Jolie have given me the perfect opportunity.

This paper’s pattern is pretty busy, and I meant to keep it simple, but one thing led to another and I ended up with layers and layers of matting and embellishments…

I started by creating a flourish with one of my favorite stencils and paper texture paste. While it was setting, I altered the chipboard flourishes by covering them completely with black gesso, then with white crackle medium. (I wasn’t sure at this point of how I wanted the pieces to lie, so I treated both sides.)

I glued one of the stitched frames to my photo, backed it with several layers of chipboard, and matted it with several pieces cut from another sheet of paper.

Once this was all glued down, I started to embellish it with flowers from the July kit (softened by dry brushing with gesso) and some images that I had cut out from the bonus sheet. The chipboard flourishes were cut in half and arranged around the clusters.

I just had to use some of the bugs that came in the kit! I selected two of them and gave them a coating of Liquid Pearls. I toned them down with gesso, then gave them a light dabbing of the same Distress Ink that I had used to edge all the paper elements.

Next, I added a few pieces of lace trim and a couple of seam binding bows.

Lastly, I added some art stone here and there to add some texture to my page.



A few closeups:






***Très Jolie July Kit***


Scrap Boys – Dream Garden Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Sheet 1 #DRGA-01

Scrap Boys – Dream Garden Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Sheet 2 #DRGA-02

Scrap Boys – Dream Garden Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Bonus Sheet

49 and Market – Flower Embellishments – Garden Petals – Ballet Slipper #GP-88992

49 and Market – Flower Embellishments – Sugar Posies – Blue Raspberry #SUG-32419

49 and Market – Flower Embellishments – Wildflowers – Cloud #WF-88565

49 and Market – Vintage Artistry Sky Collection – Stitched Frames #VAC-32105

Prima – Shabby Chic Treasures – Ingvild Bolme – Resin Embellishments – Bugs #892524

Creative Embellishments – Laser Cut Chipboard – Vintage Flourish Set 1

Ranger Ink – Liquid Pearls – Dimensional Paint – Ballerina #LPL 44383



Prima – Trims – Magnolia #583026

Prima – Trims – Magnolia #583033

Fish Bay Elements – Cabbage Rose Yarn Bundle




Black Gesso

Deco Art Media – Crackle Paint – White #DMM15

Prima – Finnabair – Art Extravagance – Paper Texture Paste #965259

Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink Pad – Mini – Frayed Burlap #TDP39990

Liquitex Professional – Matte Gel Medium #5321

Prima – Finnabair – Art Ingredients – Art Stones – White #963705



Layers of Color – Art Stencil – Natural Flourish #TSG-0606-001

Zutter – Bow-It-All



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


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