Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Love Exists in Our Hearts & Souls Layout by Julie Schinkel

Hi Crafty Bees! Today I'm sharing a layout that I created using the stunning collection designed by Sue Smyth called "Vampyre Rose". This collection captures both "dark and light" and can be used for wedding/formal projects, masculine projects or even what I have done here.. gone to the dark side!

Here is my finished layout with a brief tutorial so you can see how I created it.


Since I have used a lot of different elements from different papers, I've circled each one so you will know exactly which pieces to use.

Take the "Smitten" 12x12 paper to use as the base (reverse side). Cut out the "Love Exists in Our Hearts and Souls" quote from the "Smitten" 12x12 paper. If you don't have a spare sheet of the "Smitten" paper, you can carefully cut it out from your base, cover with scrap paper at the back and then place your embellishments over the area so you won't see it. Ink around the edge with Cranberry Artist Ink and a clean paint brush.


Lightly stencil around the centre photo area and random areas on each side using the "Devotion" stencil and Steel Colour Paste. It plays off the print in the paper perfectly.


Fussy cut the flower clusters from the "Immortal" 12x12 paper - front and back.


Cut out elements from the "Poison" 12x12 paper. You'll need the floral tag in tact. I've fussy cut the crow from the tag and kept the top and bottom to use as embellishments. The "Together Forever" was cut in half and used as part of the photo mat.


Cut the elements from the "Gargoyle" 12x12 paper. You'll need the medium wings, two black and white roses and the arch window which has been cut in half.


Cut floral elements from the "Beloved" 12x12 paper. I've used the reverse side for photo mat.


Using the dropper, take the Cranberry Artist Ink and dribble ink in five random places as shown. One from each side where you've stenciled coming in from the edge and three coming down from your photo area. It's meant to be blood but you can skip this part if you're not comfortable with it.

Use Cranberry Artist Ink and paint brush to edge the layout base. It doesn't have to be perfect, in fact, the messier the better. Splatter Cranberry Artist Ink with a clean paint brush randomly around the layout (make sure you cover your photo first).

Accent with red heart gems including the Crow's eye and red web trim.

Add some red ribbon to tags.

Here are some close up photos so you can see how I've created and embellished the page.










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