Wednesday 5 February 2020

In a World Full of Roses be a Sunflower Layout by Julie Schinkel

  Hi Crafty Bees! Today I'm sharing a layout that I created using the Love & Grace Collection designed by Michelle Grant. This is also my first official blog post as part of the Bee Arty Design Team for 2020. I'm super excited to be here creating with this awesome team!

To start, take a 12x12 piece of black cardstock and cut out a one inch frame. Set aside the middle piece for later.

Take the "Portia" 12x12 paper and cut a quarter inch off each side. Adhere to the black cardstock frame. With your fingers curl up the edges of the paper to give a distressed look.

Take the "Vonni" 12x12 paper and cut out the two sunflower panels. Cut out the "Sunflower" sentiment as shown. Keep the scraps, these will be used as part of the photo mat.

Take the "Make Me Happy" stamp set and stamp out three of the large sunflowers, five of the medium sunflowers and five of the half sunflowers onto white cardstock using black archival ink.

I've used gold shimmer paint to colour them but you could also you watered down Bling Colour Paste or Olive Grove Mica Powder. I've also used Dusty Charcoal Colour Paste for the centres.

Fussy cut all flowers and set aside.

Mat your photo onto the scrap piece of black cardstock then arrange pieces around the photo as shown on my layout. Work out where your photo will be, mark the area in pencil then random stamp using both stamps from the "Memories" rubber stamp set using black archival ink.

Assemble and adhere all pieces as shown in my finished layout. I decided it needed something extra so I stamped three of the bees from the "Make Me Happy" stamp set, lightly coloured with the same gold shimmer, fussy cut then adhered around the page.

Here is my finished layout and some close up photos so you can see how I've created and embellished the page.

I hope you enjoyed this layout tutorial. Thanks for stopping by.
Until next time, happy crafting.
Julie xx

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