Tuesday 14 April 2020

"Free Spirit" by Anita Enright

Hi Everyone, Anita here with you today.  

I love using bright happy summery colours and when seeing this photo of Sabine, needed to bring out the colour of the juice she was drinking.  I am using a wide array of products from differing collections on this layout.

After prepping my cardstock with some of the Heavy White Gesso I chose the 'Encircled' stencil from the Arty Farty collection and added stenciling over the page.

The below photo shows just how beautiful this stencil really is.

Next I took a paper doily and using my watercolour palette, coloured the doily in the "Sunshine" colour.

Using the "Amber" Shimmer Dust and a little water I coloured up a Charms Creations heart with a paintbrush.

Taking my dry coloured paper doily I sprinkled some of the same "Amber" Shimmer Dust over the doily and sprayed it with water.  Dry this off with a heat gun. 

So, I don't know about you but I love the Colour Artist Inks. For my layout I used "Cider" which I added first.  I lightly sprayed the stenciling with water and then added a few drops of the Artist Ink.  I lifted the page to move the ink around.  Dry off with your heat gun.

My next layer of Colour Artist Ink I added was "Citrus".  Dry between each layer and build up the colour with each layer you add by drying in between.

To add more texture to the background I have used the "Circulate" stencil from the Arty Farty collection and some of the gorgeous "Tangerine" Colour Paste.


I needed to add some black to the layout so incorporated some stamping on my background.  I love the "Floral Delights No. 2" Stamp Set.  There are two different stamp sets with flowers and are a great staple set to have in your collection. 
After stamping two different size flowers, I then coloured the centre with some of the "Sunshine" watercolours.

The part of prep was to colour my chosen title in black.  I did this again with my watercolour palette in "Soot". If you don't have any of the Colour Blast watercolours, you can get the same affect either using Embossing Powders, Shimmer Dust or Mica Powder. 

 As I now print my photos at home I tend to print them with borders so that I don't have to mat them on cardstock.  I added some 3D foam tape to the reverse of the photo before gluing to my page.

I added the heart and a couple of matching flowers from my stash to the bottom left of the photo, glued down the title (3D foam dots added to back) overlapping the photo a little and then finished by adding a little of the black hessian ribbon at the top and bottom.

Below are a couple of closeups of the finished layout.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

I hope you are all staying safe during this unprecedented time and enjoy crafting to keep busy.

Don't forget we have a monthly challenge happening over a the 

Until next time.... happy creating.

Anita E 

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