Saturday 17 April 2021

Hello Handsome by Tracey Campbell

Hello lovely people, Tracey Campbell popping in today to share my latest Colour Blast by Bee Arty Creative Team project. It is Autumn here in Australia but I am feeling the need for some floral inspiration. My oldest Niece just had her first baby, a beautiful bouncing baby boy. So with a lovely smiling baby photo and some flowers I got to work. Who says you can't use flowers on a boys layout?? 

With flowers on my mind I started by going through my Colour Blast by Bee Arty supplies looking for anything with flowers on. Here is my pile I found:

Paper: A full 12x12 sheet of  Grateful Heart Faith, Fussy cut flowers from Grateful Heart Love, and Aim High Adventure. I used the Sweet Floral Metal Die to cut out flowers in various blues and purples from the Trendsetter collection.

I decided to use the "B" side of the Grateful Heart Faith paper, the white washed wood panels. It is such a wonderful image for the background of layouts on it's own or even better with with a splash of colour. To add colour I used three different colours of the Colour Shimmer Sprays: Envy, Singin the Blues and Punch.  I took my time with this process making sure that each colour was dry before applying the next one. I did not want the colour to combine. I sprayed a bit of the colour at the top left hand side of the 12x12 paper and at the bottom right hand corner, enough for it to pool. I then tilted my paper towards me to allow the pooled spray to run down the page. I repeated the process with the two remain colours. 

In the photo below you can see the position of where I sprayed. I created these areas as I will build up my photo and embellishment clusters here.

My next step was to cut out 7 more of the sweet floral diecuts using some white cardstock as I wanted  to add some flat flowers to the wood background. I positioned them so that there were 2 side by side over the bottom right sprayed colour and the remain 5 in a sort of circle ring shape in the larger sprayed area on the left. I used a sticky white glue to secure them to the page.
I then created floral clusters with the fussy cut flowers and the blue and purple diecut sweet florals over the top. 

Using some vellum I matted the landscaped 4x6 photo. By using the vellum it creates a soft matting, perfect for baby photos, it also allows the images/decorations under it to show through with an opaque look.
Finish off with more fussy cut flowers adhering with some three dimensional tape to give height. I adhered them across the photo and around the edges. 

Next I fussy cut a banner from the Aim High Adventure paper and painted them with blues and purples from the Inspired Collection Watercolour Pan set and the Colour Shimmer Cubes. I cut the banner into 3 pieces and tucked them into the flower clusters. See the finished layout for the final positioning.  

Next I cut out word sentiments for the title and subtitle. "Hello Handsome" from the Treadsetter Sparkle paper and "Made with Love" from the Grateful Heart Blessed paper. 

To finish off I grabbed some old paper flowers from my stash and tucked them behind the fussy cut flowers and diecuts to add layers to the clusters and then a bit of journalling.

I must admit, I love how it has turned out, soft and florally but not too feminine. What do you think? 

I hope I have inspired you to try using flowers on a boys layout? Go thorough your scraps and see what you have, just because the all don't belong to the one collect doesn't meant that they won't work together. 

See you next time.

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