Sunday 13 February 2022

Beautiful Mistake part two by Tracey Campbell

Hello everyone, happy Sunday to you all. Here is my latest layout I have created.

The other week I ended up creating this Dream Catcher from a mistake that I made. 

I blogged about it here... if you want to see how I create it. This week I am using the Dream Catcher on a layout and continuing my Beautiful Mistake journey. 

I used the patterned paper with the word circles on from the Arty Farty Collection as my background I applied a layer of Heavy White Gesso to the area where I was going to position the Dream Catcher. 

Applying the Gesso dulls down the printed area of the paper to create a colour block, " a perfect space" to create. The duller background allows the photo or the embellishment to stand out more.

When the gesso was dry, I used some Bling Colour Paste and the Boho Mandal Stencil to add the beading of the Dream Catcher back. When fussing cutting the Mandal out to create a Dream Catcher I had to cut off the vines and beads, as they were way too fiddly for me to cut out. I positioned the beads roughly to the positon where they would have sit fir still attached and where I knew I wanted to glue my Dream Catcher down to, on the background.

I also added the small half mandala from the Boho Mandala Stencil to the right hand side of my background paper.

Here is the positioning of the stencilling with the Bling Colour Paste. I must admit of all the colours of the Colour Paste, the Bling is my favourite, the gold is perfect (not too yellow or dull) and the way it dries makes my heart pitter patter. Once dried I adhered the Dream Catcher over the top, see the final photo for the positioning.

Next I found a photo (4x6 inches) that I thought would suit and cut out 6 different rectangles, the same size of the photo. I also cut out two pieces of vellum the same size. For my papers I used a variety of patterns and colours from the following collections:

Next I distressed the edges of the rectangles with a distressing tool, then screwed them up into loose balls of paper, untangled them and flattened them out. Tip: if you don't have a distressing tool use the edge of a pair of sharp scissors and run the blade across the paper edge but be careful of your fingers. 

Once flat I stacked them under my photo so that at least two of the edges of each rectangle were peaking out. This creates a photo mat with "attitude"  :) it is quiet hight and adds lots of dimension to the layout. Adhere the photo stack to the bottom right hand side of the Dream Catcher. 

To create some addition layouts I tucked in some gold paper doilies and string wreaths that I cut out of some white cardstock with the Sting Wreath metal die. 
I shortened up the gold sequins string, that attached the feather to the Dream Catcher so that they didn't dangle off the page.

Next I cur out a stack of single words from Sweet Talker cut apart in the Bohemian Bliss Collection and distressed the edges. I then adhered them around the layout in random places (see final layout below for positions).

Some close ups.

So I hope I have inspired you to keep going if you make a mistake and not to throw it away, try and create something from it. 

Hugs until next time,

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