Welcome back Everyone, Anita back with you today on the Blog.
For this layout I went back to the Life's a Beach range designed by Michelle Grant. Many of the elements from the collection were just perfect to highlight the photo I had chosen.
I chose the Tranquility patterned paper and applied Heavy White Gesso through
the Footprints A4 stencil.
I made up a mix of Shimmer Dust in Peacock with water and using a wet wipe wiped it across the Tranquility patterned paper. The stenciled image stayed mostly white and only took a little of the shimmer dust.
I then took a piece of white cardstock and tore it and then inked the edge using the wet wipe that was infused with colour. On to the back of that I attached some corrugated cardstock and then adhered it to my page. Next using the bubble stamp from the Making Your Mark stamp set from the "Untangle" collection designed by Tanya Froud, I stamped with my black stazon ink over the background patterned paper.
Again I took the wet wipe that had was infused with the Peacock shimmer dust and wiped a couple of times across the white cardstock.
The same wet wipe was used to add some colour on to a piece of gauze.
I then went to town colouring in using the Colour Artist Inks
using colours of Lime, Walnut, Soot, Calypso, Oasis, Mermaid and Green. Once coloured fussy cut your images.
When constructing the layout, I also die cut one of the "Stringed Wreath" from the "Love and Grace" collection also designed by Michelle Grant. I cut the die cut in half and curled around opposite corners of the photo. My photo was mounted on some scrap cardboard and the gauze was glued down across the white cardstock prior to attaching the photo.
I added all my fussy cut pieces to the layout and mounted the "Beach Hair Don't Care" on some 3D foam dots and finished with a small cluster of flowers and a Charms Creations heart that matched perfectly.
Check out a couple of closeups of my finished layout.
I hope you have been a little inspired.
Take care until next time.
Be safe and be crafty.