I bring to you a new creation for my Guest Design spot for Crealies. Crealies makes the most magnificent dies, and I have had so much fun creating with them. They also make Mixed Media products, and I have used a few on this layout. I created this 12x12 layout using Bold and Beautiful from 49 and Market. The large laser cut leaves and butterflies are from 49 and Market Vintage Artistry in Color Collectors Edition Vol. I – 12×12 Collection I popped up each layer using corrugated cardboard in between to create depth. I love creating dimensional layouts. They look perfect in a shadow box.
I used the CLBP229 around the entire layout. To create the tags, I stamped 4 of the CLBP227, then added various words from the CLTD113 and CLTD114 die sets. I adhered 1 word to the 4 stamped tags.
I love Crealies texture paste. It goes on like butter!!! Using a stencil, I used the CLMM99 and the Crealies Mixed Media no 3 : Stencil Paste CLYT200414 to create the design on the background. I added a bit of CLPC08 to color parts of the paste before application. Before it dried, I sprinkled a bit of clear embossing powder and used a craft heat gun to dry the paste. It created a bit of a crinkly look that I wanted by heating it until it was bit bubbly. I love the texture it leaves.
I created smaller floral clusters on the sides of each tag clusters. And I also stamped more of the background using the zig zag stamp from the CLBP229. As a personal preference, I cut the stamp apart to make each design an individual piece. Of course you could leave them as 1.
For the flowers, I die cut Set of 3 no. 61, Flowers 26 (solid) CLSet61 using the Watercolor / Mixed Media papier, wit 200 grams (15x A4) CLBS104. The weight of the paper is perfect to create the flowers and leaves. the leaves were die cut the same way using the CLDD57 and the CLDD57A. I love that you can get a mirror image dies with some of the leave sets. I just set a half pearl onto the middle of each flower.
Once the flowers and leaves were die cut I used CLPC08 and CLPC01for the flowers, and Pigment Colorzz, Olive GreCLPC22 for the leaves. I used various amounts of water to achieve the shading in both. For the darker shades, I just added a bit more powder in my water. I work on a glass mat to mix my colors.
Thank you for joining me today. I hope you are inspired to use your dies and stamps in a different way. There are so many possibilites! xo