Friday, April 19, 2019

49 and Market "Cherish Moments"

Hello beautiful friends! Sometimes I just want to create a page that screams French Vintage. Small floral bouquets mixed with a  little bit of texture, and just a feeling that is light and airy. I achieved this with the new 49 and Market Bold and Beautiful collection and mixed a couple of different flower packages to create my floral clusters. The background was textured using crackle texture paste and a Finnabair Swirly Florals stencil, then used Lindys Stamp Gang colors in Alpine Ice Rose starburst spray and Starburst colorshot in Yellow Rose of Texas, to bring out the beautiful colors in the flowers. I fussy cut around the flowers in Writings on the Wall paper and layered it over To the Point paper, popping it off of the page with corrugated cardboard. 

I layered all of the flowers and embellishments on top of a Sizzix Alterations Distressed Doily die that I cut from a piece of scrap left over from the paper I fussy cut. I then placed the whole cluster on the edge of the page.

I used the Laser Cut frame for my photo, and layered it with various Archival board that I heat embossed with a soft pink embossing powder. I then created a small floral cluster for the corner mixing Laser Cut flowers with a paper flower and a stamp from the Bold and Beautiful Laser Cut pack. 

The tiny Archival butterflies were painted yellow and added to the cluster, and it was all topped off with a digital butterfly from a collection I created. The butterflies were printed out on white cardstock. and cut out. I added some dots, covered the whole butterfly with 3D Crystal Lacquer, and while the lacquer was still wet, I dipped the bottom portion in Twinklets Diamond Dust
 for added sparkle. Crystal Lacquer is water based and non toxic.

Thank you for joining me today. I hope you are inspired. 

If you haven't already grabbed my butterfly file before, here it is again. 

49 and Market Products used:
Paper: Bold and beautiful  Writings on the Wall/To the Point

6x6 Archival Board: Treasure
6x6 Archival Board: Happy Moments

Flowers: Stargazers Lemon Drop
Blossom Blends Watermelon
Vintage Shades Botanical Blends Yellow

Laser Cut Shapes:
Bold and  Beautiful

Stamps: Pascale's 3x4 Form Stamp

Thursday, April 4, 2019

"Captured" 49 and Market featuring Vintage Remnants Collection

 Hello beautiful friends. The gorgeous papers from the Vintage Remnants collection are easy to dress up. After mounting the 12x12 paper onto a piece of corrugated cardboard, I wet, and pulled back the edges of the paper,then  edge distressed it using the blade of a scissor. Once it dried, I painted the exposed cardboard and the distressed edges with white gesso  I used a little texture paste with the Iris Tapestry Stencil Mask by Prima, and  Lindys Starburst sprays in Delphinium   Turquoise  and Belles of Ireland Green for color.  The  stamping was done with  Pascale’s Rations Stamp set.  Then the layering began...Each layer of paper was mounted on corrugated cardboard  and distressed the same way, building the layers for dimension. 

The beautiful vine from the Archival Board "Love" and the , and the lacey trim from the Archival Board "Treasure", were  both treated with texture paste, and then colored with Silks pearlized acrylic paint. 

I  mixed  some Art Stones and microbeads together using soft gel, and tucked them under the cascade of Stargazer flowers. I also tucked some moss in a few places to give the layout an earthy feel. 

You can see the multiple layers I used to create dimension. I love the rustic feel of the corrugated cardboard under the papers. And saving the planet one piece of cardboard at a time is good for the earth!!  

When creating the layers, I placed a few pieces of cardboard in between each layer to build it up. These types of layouts look gorgeous in a shadowbox type frame. It is like a 12x12 piece of art preserved under glass. 

I also created a butterfly file for your personal use. Just right click, save image to your computer and print on white cardstock.   For the layout, I cut them out, finger painted some Icicle Stickles on them and painted the antennae with a black Sharpie. I added some speckles on the wings using the Sharpie. 

Thank you for joining me for your daily inspiration!

49 and Market Products Used