Friday, 10 January 2020

Fiji by Suzy Loudon

I thought it was time to pull out some old holiday photos. So what better way than to start with Fiji. If only I was there right now.

To begin my layout I spread Leather Colour Paste through a stencil. 

I stamped flowers from the Floral Delights 1 Stamp Set. 

I activated my Shimmer Dusts in a deep palette I use. This allows the unused mix to dry/evaporate leaving the dust to reactivate again later. I used Candy, Sunflower & Amber. I painted my stamped flowers, then once dry I cut them out.

 To begin my chipboard title I first spread Dorland's Wax Medium over 2 stamps so they would be ready to use. For the tree trunk i heat embossed with Leather Embossing Powder. But before it set I stamped it. I did the same thing with my palms using Envy Embossing Powder.

I used Just Blue Embossing Powder  to finish my title. To give my page a border I used Fire Engine Embossing Powder around the edges.

I splattered Love, Saffron & Sunset Colour Spray around. 

Apart from backing my photo, giving the inside of my flowers a touch of dimensional magic I was done. I kept it really simple.
Here's a few close ups.

Thanks for looking.
xxx Suzy

Friday, 3 January 2020

You Make Me Smile by Suzy Loudon

Happy 2020 everyone. I hope everyone has had a great festive season.
To kick the year off I'm sharing a layout using the gorgeous "Love & Grace" paper range.

To begin with I tore the edges of my paper "Effie" & distressed the edges before sticking down onto some grey card.

Using another sheet of "Effie" I cut up the back using it to matt my photo. Each piece was distressed around the edges.

I distressed the edges of my photo also. And used cardboard between my layers.

Then sprayed the backing chipboard with Snow White Shimmer Spray. Then glued it all down once dry.

I gave my cheesecloth a spray with Apple of my Eye Shimmer Spray.

 My title I embossed with Bling Embossing Powder.

I wasn't home when I created this layout & didn't have any green card with me. So I spread some Apple of my Eye Colour paste on paper. When dry I used a metal die to cut out some leaves. I was really happy with the way they turned out & will do more in the future.

Once everything was stuck down I splattered some Heavy White Gesso (mixed with some water) around (but cover your photo first)

 I forgot to take photos, but I sprayed my flowers with Singin' the Blues & Apple of my Eye Shimmer Sprays.
I added some lace & micro beads to complete.

Here's a few close ups.

Thanks for looking.
xxx Suzy