Tuesday, March 19, 2019

49 and Market...Vintage Artistry and "Flight of the Butterfly"

 Hello lovelies. This week I bring to you the layout I created using Vintage Artistry. I love everything botanical. Especially when it has butterflies!! This collection just reminded me of a walk in the forest. I had to create a rustic feel to the layout, so I mounted the paper on a piece of corrugated cardboard and then peeled back the edges and painted them with white gesso. I tucked some small flowers into the torn parts. I love all of the elements in the flower pack, The fern, the paper curls and the berry stems complete the floral clusters on the layout. I saved the wreath for another project. I added a bit of stenciling with texture paste, and a light spray of color just to enhance the beauty of the paper.

I took apart a small resin photo frame from Michaels and a small resin frame from the dollar store and painted it with gesso. I used some Lindys Stamp Gang spray to match the beautiful colors in the paper and flowers. The flowers are incredibly beautiful. I used Seaside Blooms in Aloe.  I framed the image of the butterfly in the paper using the smaller resin frame.

I simply love the vintage looking butterflies on the papers. This piece came from the 6x6 paper pack. Whenever you get the 12x12 papers, if there is a 6x6 paper pack, grab it!! It is perfect for the smaller touches on your projects, that add a big impact! I mounted it on cardboard using the same technique as in the large 12x12 piece. I added some cardboard underneath before adhering it to the background to give it height and dimension. I fussy cut some of the butterflies, painted them with clear crackle paste, spread on some Stickles for sparkle, and adhered them to the layout by the body only. Lift the wings for dimension.

Have a beautiful day!!! 

49 and Market Products I used:

                                                              Seaside Blooms in Aloe
                                              Vintage Artistry Flora and Fauna Cutouts
 Vintage Artistry Specimen
Vintage Artistry Laws of Nature

Monday, March 4, 2019

"Be Happy" featuring the 49 and Market "Bold and Beautiful Collection".

Spring is in the air, the flowers are starting to bloom, and it is a Bold and Beautiful day!! The new collection from 49 and Market speaks for itself. Today, I am sharing my first post as a 49 and Market designer. My process was quite simple. I mounted 1 sheet of paper on a 12x12 piece of corrugated cardboard using Mod Podge. Once it dried, I edge distressed the paper by wetting it, pulling it back from the cardboard about an inch or so, and just wrinkled and tore. I tucked some bits of the burlap under the wider tears. I painted the edges and burlap ribbon with a metallic pink paint that coordinated with the paper. I was also inspired by the More Than Words Challenge for March Fantasy and Wings. Inspired by fantasy, I see a world where there is peace living among the beautiful flowers and golden sunshine surrounded and protected by Glass Wing butterflies.

I absolutely fell in love with the laser cuts. They make it so easy to adorn a page with plenty of embellishments. After removing the flowers, I used a ball stylus and foam pad to give the flowers a little bit of dimension. They really popped once they were arranged on the layout. I mounted the laser cut postcard on corrugated cardboard, distressed the edges,  and placed it over the post card image on the paper.

I used the wreath from the Seaside blooms flower collection and tucked it under the mounted postcard for added dimension. Then I layered all of the laser cut floral and leaves embellishments around it. I added Art Stones mixed with gel medium and a bit of texture paste using a stencil on the background then sprayed a bit of Lindys Stamp Gang spray onto the stones.

Because the laser cuts coordinate perfectly with the background paper, the viney leaves just melted into the background.

The look is incredibly seamless and beautiful. Everything flows just beautifully.

And you know those strips attached to the bottom of the paper? Yes, we always cut them off before or after the layout is done and toss them in the trash. Well 49 and Market makes perfect use of these strips. I cut the strip off, then cut the individual phrases off of them, and used BE HAPPY as my title. Genius!! I scattered some beautiful 49 and Market pebbles around the layout to finish it off.

I created a file of butterflies that you can print up on card stock and cut out. I used a thick coat of  clear crackle on them, and only attached the body to the layout letting the wings flap in the breeze. If you cut out the antennae, use a black sharpie to color. The ones I used on my layout were printed on a 5x7 white cardstock.

Thank you for coming by to sneak a peak this week!! 

Products used:


And this is also for the More Than Words challenge for March.
Fantasy and Wings...
What a beautiful theme to scrap!!