Monday, February 25, 2013
I'm back with my "You Mean the World" layout to share some more details with you. I used the OUAS February Sketch and journaling prompt "Love" to create this page. I have also entered this page at Zeus and Zoe for their February "Love" Challenge.
Love is an easy challenge for me to scrap these days with the amazing wedding photos I have waiting to be scrapped. Our daughter, Elizabeth, married her soul mate, Andrew, in October. These Meg's Garden papers featured in the March ScrapThat! Kit were so perfect for a love page!
"You Mean the World"
Here is the gorgeous February Sketch at OUAS:
Tips and Techniques:
Ribbons ~ Kaitlyn always includes gorgeous ribbons in the main kit. This month it is ivory grosgrain and crinkle ribbon. The crinkle ribbon tied into the most gorgeous double bow leaving 4 ends to flow atop the paper ribbons I created out of paper scraps from the kit. I also layered in some of the grosgrain ribbon. To create the paper ribbons, simply cut out strips of paper with a V cut into each end. I like using at least two colors - here green and pink. I cut my strips 5/8 inches wide, but you could cut them any width you desire and could even mix up the widths. Once cut, I used my Prima Distressing Tool to lightly distress the edges, then crinkled and bent up the paper to give it a soft, fabric-like appearance.
Flowers ~ I pulled the white Prima flower from the EAO kit apart so I could have a larger variety of sizes for my flower cluster. I tucked a handcrafted Bitty Blossoms flower into the center of the larger piece. A tutorial for the large pink rose created with Donna Salazar's Grand Peony and Bitty Blossoms Spellbinders dies can be found HERE. The tiny roses were created with petals punched with my McGill Mini Petals punch.
Crackled Chipboard ~ I added this DA frame chipboard piece from my stash. I first covered it with cream Viva Decor Pearl pen. The pen is designed to create pearl shapes, but I used it like paint and with the applicator tip, swirled the pearl medium across the entire chipboard piece and allowed it to dry. It looked gorgeous at that point, but I wanted to use the Smooch Accents included in the main kit, so added the green Smooch across the leafy vine portion of the chippie. This medium takes a LONG time to dry when applied to a nonporous surface like the dried paint here, so I heated it with my heat tool. To add more texture, I heated until it bubbled. The dry pearl medium also bubbled up creating a lovely texture, but I wanted even more, so covered the entire piece with Clear Rock Candy Crackle Paint to get these lovely cracks when dry. I allowed the crackle to air dry.
Prima Wood Pieces ~ The leaves tucked into the ribbon/flower cluster are some of the new Prima release from my stash. I just painted them with the Smooch and allowed to dry. On the porous wood surface, the smooch dried much faster.
Transparency ~ For the Scrapthat! DT Challenge this month, Laura has selected several quotations for you choose from. As an example, I used this one: "To the world you're just one person, but to one person you could mean the world." I left out the word could, since Andrew for sure thinks the world of Elizabeth. I have also added some personal journaling to the back of the page to meet the requirements of the journaling challenge at OUAS. Because they are of a personal nature to Elizabeth, I have not shared them here. Both the quotation and the block LOVE were printed on a ink jet transparency. To adhere, I sprayed the backs with Krylon spray adhesive, but any clear, acid free spray adhesive will work.
You will find the details of Laura's ScrapThat! DT Challenge HERE. You can select one of her quotations and/or take a page you've been wanting to redo and recreate it. She's giving you the opportunity for two chances to win this month.
Butterfly Flourish ~ This gorgeous DA piece was included in the main kit. I simply flipped it to the back side to properly fit my page design. I painted with Luminarte Twinkling H20's and added a touch of perfect pearls to achieve the right color for the flower. The main kit Kaisercraft pearls created such wonderful dimension on the body of the butterfly. The trail was created with snippets of a Zva flourish from my stash.
Distressing ~ The outer edges of the page were distressed with my Donna Salazar Zutter Distrezz-It-All.
Layered Hearts ~ I cut heart templates on my Cricut and used them as a pattern to hand cut these sweet hearts. I hand cut so I could select the pattern that would be featured on each layer, then distressed lightly with my Prima Distressing Tool. I hand stitched down the center and folded the hearts up for added dimension. This sweet black Prima flower is from the FAO kit.
I have also entered this at:
Word Art Wednesday ~ Challenge #68 - Psalm 119:80 Word Art or Anything Goes
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~ Blessings ~