Sunday, December 20, 2020

49 and Market Vintage Artistry Everyday..."100% Natural"

 Hello my friends! I simply can not believe this is my last 49 and Market project for 2020. This has been a creative year for me. I'm not done though. 2021 is going to be even better!!! Wait until you see what 49 and Market has in store for 2021...I am sooo excited!!! For this layout, I went rummaging through the edge of the forest behind my house. The Vintage Artistry Everyday Collection inspired me to go natural. First, I did some machine stitching around the perimeters of the 3 main layers in the layout. I adhered the background paper to some corrugated cardboard for stability, and then stripped a piece of corrugated cardboard from the packaging my Design Team box came in. Upcycling at its best! I tore some big pieces by hand, distressed it with gesso and colored mica spray, then layered it in between the larger and smaller layer. I wanted a bit of a rustic feel. I added some stenciling with texture paste using a Mini butterfly stencil designed by Janene Meyerowitz herself. Then the embellishing began. 

The flowers I used for this layout are gorgeous! They have the sweetest little pods on twirling wires in the Garden Petals collection.  With 12 pieces in the pack, its a beautiful set. I used the Salmon color. I perched the sweet little bird on the corner of my sentiment. He looks as though he ready to launch, and jump onto the twig nestled in the flowers. 

The laser cuts in the collection are just darling! Saves a lot of time as the fussy cutting is done for you already!. I perched this little bird on the corner of my inner layer. I collected twigs that still had moss attached. The colors blended so well with the greens in the laser cut leaves. I scattered some glitter epoxy coated bubbles from the Wedgewood Layered Embellishments. I wish you could see the sparking glitter in them!

Mixing the laser cut flowers and leaves with the flowers, makes for a wonderful floral cluster. You really don't have to add to much more other than an occasional beautiful butterfly to top it all off!

To frame the photo, I used the wreath from the Seaside Blooms floral collection. I added some of the fern leaves from the same collection, then topped them with the Salmon flowers. Once the entire layout was complete, I did some gold flecking on it. It just made the rustic page look more rich and refined. Or did it??. Either way, I love the sparkle and the shine. For the photo, I printed 2 copies. Using one of them, I cut out my grandaughter because I was going to add a different set of wings on her, but after cutting her out with the wings still attached, I decided to pop her off of the page for a 3d effect. I just layered the cutout over the same spot on the photo. I love the effect. Tucking in the laser cut flowers into the beautiful Garden Petal flowers created a lovely cluster. And the colors matched beautifully!. 

Thank you for joining me today. I hope you are inspired to collect some natural elements to add to your projects. And upcycle some cardboard!! You will be surprised how much beautiful texture it adds!

49 and Market Products Used:

Vintage Artistry Everyday 12x12 Collection pack

Wedgewood Layered Embellishments

Garden Petals Salmon

Seaside Blooms Cotton

Enchanted Petals Salmon

Pixie Petals Salmon


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