Thursday 21 June 2018

Choose Happiness by Suzy Loudon

Hello everyone. Today I'm sharing a layout I did for my daughter. As she grows up into a lovely young lady it is getting so hard to take photos of her. Luckily I managed to get some lovely snaps this day.

The weekend before I did my layout or had even thought of what I was going to do I made some flowers. To do this I cit out some flowers with a die cut. Each flower was made up of 4 different sizes. I then gave them a really good spray with Violet Colour Spray. I then held them together with a large split pin. I then scrunched together each individual petal starting from the centre working outwards. I then left them to dry naturally. When I came back to them many days later I carefully opened the flowers up from the outside shaping the petals. (I forgot to take a photo but you can see them in the close-ups at the end).

Using a sponge I dipped it into some Heavy White Gesso that I had smeared onto my craft mat, building up the layers until I was happy.

Then using a nice big paintbrush I dipped it into my Indigo Colour Spray & painted over my Gessoed area. Then using my heat gun I dried it allowing areas to pool to give character.

Using Dusty Charcoal Colour Paste I spread it through a stencil.

Once dry I added Lovely Lilac  Colour Paste through a different stencil.

I grabbed some cling wrap & dabbed it into some Soot  Artist Ink that I had put on my craft mat & given a spray of water, then dabbed it around my purple area.

Once the Soot Artist Ink dried it went more translucent.

I mixed some Wisteria  Colour Mica Powder with Mod Podge then painted a lace flower. 

I embossed some chipboard with Rose Petal  Colour Embossing Powder. I embossed straight onto the chipboard without using a coloured ink or white gesso so it gave it a darker shade...a pinky purple.

Using my finger I edged my photos with Heavy White Gesso before backing onto black card then cardboard.

I embossed some more chipboard with Royalty Colour  Embossing Powder

My chipboard flourishes I embossed with Dusty Charcoal Embossing Powder.

For my chipboard title I first gave it a good coat with a purple ink pad. While it was still wet I coated it with Lovely Lilac Embossing Powder.

Using my Lovely Lilac Shimmer Spray I sprayed some white flowers & left to dry.

After putting all my elements together I covered my photo before giving my page a splash with watered down Heavy White Gesso.

I added 2 different shades of purple micro breads, some glass glitter and some Wisteria Mica Powder in a small container. The Mica Powder coloured the glitter giving me a very pretty mix.

You can see where I've sprinkled my mix around my layout in these close ups.

Thanks for taking the time to look. Hope I've inspired you to create a layout of your own.
Till next time,

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