Thursday, September 29, 2016

Yvonne Blair DT layout. It's Up To You...

It's Up To You...Everything you do, every choice you make, it's up to you. I opt to see the beauty in the everyday. This is something I teach my children, and now my grandchildren. Yvonne's stamp for Impression Obsession,  It's Up To You, rings so true. I started my 12 x 12 layout by adhering a 12x12 piece of Prima Paper from the Rossibelle collection to a piece of 12x12 corrugated cardboard using Mod Podge. After it dried, I sprayed the edges of the layout with water, let it soak in and peeled back the top layer of the cardboard and the patterned paper. I then wrinkled, bent, twisted and shaped the edges exposing the cardboard underneath. I love the texture  of the corrugated part of the cardboard. Once it dried, I painted the corrugated part, and the peeled back part with white gesso, After the gesso dried, I sprayed the painted parts with colored sprays in a shimmery grey toned color.

I made sure I left a part of the lighter part of the paper free of embellishments and stamped the It's Up To You stamp onto that part. I  chose Black Archival ink as it stood out among the blacks in the paper.

I created the middle part of the layout by covering different sized pieces of corrugated cardboard, and layered them for dimension. I painted the Dusty Attic chipboard frame and dusted it with Art Basics Mica Powder. I added the tiny Dusty Attic butterflies to the frame.The small green dots are Prima Pebbles (the smallest ones) and are painted with Art  Alchemy Paint in Opal Magic Green-Gold.

 I created some of my own flowers using papers from the Rossibelle papers and mixed them in with flowers from the paper collection, I just love floral clusters!! Especially Prima floral clusters!!

 Here is a view of the floral cluster under the frame. I also used Prima die cut leaves to tuck underneath my floral clusters. Just the hint of light green blends in well. I used Art  Alchemy Paint in Opal Magic Green-Gold. The butterflies are from a printable file I created, then printed it up and cut them out. I painted them with Glossy Accents to give them a bit of shine.

Thank you for joining me this week. I hope that when you venture out during the day, that you see the beauty in the everyday...

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  1. The Prima paper you chose is beautiful! I absolutely love that you used corrugated cardboard as a base, how unique. I never thought to wet the edges to help with pulling them back, it's such a "duh" thing to do, why didn't I think of that?! I love your layout, it's gorgeous and flower clusters are my favorite, too!


Love hearing your beautiful words!!!!