Saturday 19 June 2021

The Frog Princess by Tracey Campbell

Hello everyone. Tracey Campbell here with you today with a fun layout using some of the awesome Find Paradise range designed by Fiona Paltridge. I have been struggling a bit trying to scrap this photo of my youngest daughter Paige dressed in a fairy outfit superimposed near this cute green tree frog, but couldn't find the perfect range until I got a hold of Find Paradise. So of course it was the very first layout I had to create with it.

For this layout I used the "B side" of the Entangled Pattern Paper, White Cardstock, Vellum, Foliage Stencil, Colour Paste in Apple of my Eye, Peach, Watermelon and Cool Mint, Unwind Stamp Set and Embossing Powder in Bling

Using the Foliage stencil, the Colour Pastes and a paint palette knife spread the colour paste through the stencil on to a piece of white cardstock. Note: as it is a large A4 stencil I anchored it down with some washi tape to avoid it moving.

Working fast, I spread the four different colours through the stencil. 

I was going to use the image the stencil creates as it is on my layout.....but inspiration took a turn. 

While the Colour Paste dried I used some clear embossing ink and Bling Embossing Powder to stamp the flowers from the Unwind Stamp Set on to some vellum. 

Using the lowest temperature on my heat gun I activated the Bling Embossing Powder. I did this very cautiously as I was not sure how the vellum would go with the heat - I had mental pictures of it curling or burning, but using the lowest temperature it worked. 

Next I fussy cut the flowers out.

I had an image in my head of all the fussy cut elements spilling down the left hand side of the photo so I committed and fussy cut all the foliage out too.  

Now that I had cut everything out I started building up the left side of the layout, trying to replicate the image I had in my head. I started with the larger images.

Then added the smaller elements. I used a range of glue and three dimensional tape to adhere and build height in the foliage clusters. 

When I was happy with the foliage I matted the photo with some vellum for a softer touch and positioned it to the right of the cluster.

Using some Thicker I created a title then added a few glitter hearts to finish off. 

It wasn't quite the image I had in my head, but I am happy with how it turned out - a fun cute page fit for a Frog Princess.

I hope that I have given you a bit of inspiration to pull out a large A4 stencil and have a play to see how you can use the image to create a layout.

Happy creating until I see you again.


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