Saturday 23 April 2022

Beauty All Around by Tracey Campbell

 Good morning everyone, hope this post finds you all well. Today I am sharing with you a layout I created using the Whispering Woods Collection. This collection is such a cute delicate collection filled with whimsy and wonder. It was just crying our for me to find some an older photo of my daughter dressed up as a fairy....which I was happy to oblige too. 

Beauty All Around

Cut off 14 cm from the Fernery pattern paper and adhere it to the bottom of a piece of white cardstock with the woodgrain side facing up. Use some green ink, I varied between dark green and light green and stamp the leaves and fern frond image from the Celebrate Nature Stamp Set around the outside of the base cardstock.  
Arrange the stamping so that the leaves and fronds face inwards towards the centre of the base.
Using the Forest Whisper A4 Stencil, and some Punch Colour Paste I applied the flourish running up from the middle to the top right hand side of the woodgrain base. If you have not tried Colour Paste before you are missing out. It is a quick and easy way to add texture and movement to you creations, there are many ways to apply it. It spreads like butter through stencils and comes in a large variety of colours to suit any project.
Here is what the base looked like before I started to ad more to it.
Apply a piece of light pink lace across the join where the woodgrain over laps the cardstock.
Fussy cut the flowers from side and top flowers from the Magnolia pattern paper, be careful not to cut up the centre of the pattern paper as I used this part to mat my photo. I did in and one continuous piece so that I could use it as a floral frame, but it is alright to do it separately and arrange the flowers. Adhere the floral frame to the base, stick it so that it over laps the top of the woodgrain pattern paper and runs up the edges and over the top, it should create a boarder overlapping the stamped leave images. See the final layout for the positioning.
Double mat a 4x6 inch portrait photo with a white boarder and the centre spare paper from the Magnolia pattern paper where the fussy cut flowers were from. Ink the edges with a brown ink and then distress them with a distressing tool. Cut out the title "If you love nature you will find beauty all around you", two of the tags (one large and one small) and a bird from the Natures Words, Imagery and the Woodland Tags pattern papers. Cut out the centre of the tag hole and tie some lace through it. Repeat the technique of distressing the edges of the title and tags with the ink and distressing tool.
Adhere the photo tot he base with some cotton thread or gauze spread out under the photo poking out form the edges to add texture. I place my photo on an angle, as can be seen in the final layout. Adhere the title around the page so that it is positioned around the photo. I adhered with 3 dimensional tape a bird at the top of the photo so that it looks like my daughter in the photo is looking up at it.
Tuck the tags under the photos bottom left hand corner, the tags are a good place to adhere some more of the title. Finish off with a few wood dot embellishments.
Here is the final layout. I love the soft magical feel to the Whispering Woods Collection, so delicate and light. I can see myself pulling this collection out and using over and over with all my daughters photos.
Thanks for stopping in and I hope that I have inspired you to check out the Whispering Woods Collection and get creative.

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