Monday 25 May 2020

"Forever Be My Always" by Anita Enright

Hi Everyone, Anita with you today on the Bee Arty blog sharing some more inspiration using the beautiful range Forever My Always designed by Fiona Paltridge.

I gathered all my pieces together prior to starting.  My layout was a white cardstock base. 
Taking the Diamond metal die, cut out two in a rose gold foil cardstock. Cut a strip of navy cardstock approximately 1" in size. More navy cardstock is used to mount your photo,
I was lucky enough to have some lace already coloured to match the papers.  If you don't you can always colour some white lace with an ink that matches.  One colour in the Colour Blast range that will work beautifully is Bling.

On the Heart Beat patterned paper there is a fine black line that runs slightly to the right of the centre of the page.  Place the paper in your trim and cut along this line.
Take the smaller piece (the large piece is not required) and place it on the white cardstock to the left edge.  With a pencil make a couple of marks where the paper ends.  Use this as a guide as to where to do your stenciling.

Next, take the My Lady A4 stencil, place the floral part of the stencil, centred vertically, at the marks that you made where the patterned paper was ending. Apply Heavy White Gesso over the stencil.

Whilst the gesso is still very wet, sprinkle some of both the Steel and Just Blue Embossing powder over the gesso. Using your heat gun set the embossing powder.  If you like a textured look to the gesso, keep the heat on the gesso until it bubbles, but be careful not to hold the gun too close or you could scorch your cardstock.

Once you have set the gesso, attach the Heart Beat patterned paper to the left side of the white cardstock.  Attach your lace against the right edge of the patterned paper, then take the strip of navy cardstock and apply over the seam of the patterned paper and the lace.

Mount your photo on to some navy cardstock and then add 3D foam tape/dots to the reverse. My photo was printed with a border so if you like do a double mat.  

I added 3D foam tape/dots to the reverse of the photo prior to mounting on the navy cardstock. So there was two layers of 3D foam tape/dots. Add the photo to the layout.  For this layout I created the cluster whilst attached to the layout.

Add the two Diamond die cuts to the photo. Add a selection of fussy cut pieces from the Cut Apart sheet.  Mount some on 3D foam tape/dots to get depth to the layout.

The title used for the layout came from the Heart and Soul patterned paper, again mounted.
I finished the layout with a raw wood veneer. 

Below are a few closeups of my finished layout.


Forever My Always Collection

Colour Blast Mixed Media

Other Products
Navy Cardstock
White Cardstock
Rose Gold Foil Cardstock

Thank you for stopping by.
Make sure you get some 'me' time in every week.

Take Care for Now,
Anita E