Friday 18 September 2020

Small Things Grow with Great Love by Tracey Campbell

 Hello it is Tracey Campbell here with a Design Team share. Today I am once again sharing a layout that I have created using a mix of the wonderful Colour Blast by Bee Arty products and  the Fearless, Brave and Free Collection. The media I wanted to focus on for this layout is the delicious and versatile Colour Shimmer Sprays, I will show you a few simple ways to use them to create this layout of my eldest daughter Bronte all dressed up as a little fairy.

 Small Things Grow with Great Love


 First up I used grabbed the Confidence, Strength and Positive papers from the Fearless, Brave and Free Collection. I cut a 15 cm strip from the Positive - black and white side and put it away for a bit later on. From the Confidence and Strength papers I used Flower Power metal die and cut two sets of flowers from each paper. I also cut another set of flowers from a piece of scrap patterned paper that had the same tones of colours as the Confidence and Strength papers.


 Next I used a clear drying glue and built up the flowers by adhering the outlines of the flowers to the flower petals. Make sure that you mix and match the papers.


On a 12x12 sheet of white card stock slowly spray some squirts of the Blush Colour Shimmer Spray. I have found that if you press the spray bottle down slowly it sprays bigger drops of spray and this was the effect I was after.


 The photo below show the larger droplets of spray and the positioning of where I sprayed the Blush Colour Shimmer Spray.


 Once the Blush Colour Shimmer Spray was dry I sprayed Stormy Weather Colour Shimmer Spray through the Dusk Stencil. I used the packaging from the Dusk Stencil as a shiled over my 12x12 cardstock so that I would only get the Colour Shimmer Spray where I wanted it.


 Once dry I took the top off the Singin' the Blues Colour Shimmer Spray and used the straw to flick droplets over the Stormy Weather and Blush Colour Shimmer Sprays.


 In the photo below you can see how the base cardstock looks with the Colour Shimmer Sprays used three different ways.


 Next up I used the DeVine metal dies to cut out a few vines from white cardstock.


 I then sprayed them with Stormy Weather Colour Shimmer Spray.


 Here they are drying, I just wanted to show you that I did not drench them in the spray just enough to give a grey/silver effect to them.

Putting the layout together. Take the Positive strip that you cut way back in step one and adhere slightly off center on to the 12x12 cardstock. Make sure that you put the black and white (B-side) facing up. Using the Confidence and Strength papers from the Fearless, Brave and Free Collection, double mat a 6x4 portrait photo and stick onto the top of the Positive strip (see the final layout for the correct positioning). Next using 3 Dimensional tape adhere the die cut flowers so that they run diagonally across the base - run them over the Colour Shimmer Sprays and tuck them under the flowers.

The finishing touches. Once you are happy with how your flowers look tuck the DeVines amongst them. You can trim the DeVines down so that they fit. Cut out the word title "Small Things with Great Love" from the Free 12x12 Wordsheet in the Fearless, Brave and Free Collection. Snip it in half so that "Small Things" and "with Great Love" are two separate pieces. Use the 365 Alphas metal dies to cut out the word "Grow" from the Strength patterned paper and using a black felt tip pen outline the edges.

Lastly adhere some small paper flowers and pearl gems randomly over the layout.

Thanks for stopping in, I hope that I have inspired you to pull out your Colour Shimmer Sprays and metal dies and get creative.




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