I'm back to share the details of my personal favorite layout I created from the ScrapThat! March Kit. Normally my layouts evolve as I create them; however, for this one I had this fun idea pop into my mind. Amazingly, it came out just as I had envisioned. I've had this photo set aside to scrap for some time. It is an older photo of our daughter, Elizabeth taking a drive with her cousin, Tyler. We didn't have a battery operated car, so she was so thrilled with the ride, and I just adore Tyler's serious expression as he is trucking her on down the path.
The ScrapThat! Main Kit is just packed with gorgeous embellishments included on this page.
Title Banner ~ I used my CTMH Artiste cartridge to cut the layered banner from the MK cardstock. I added eyelets from my stash to run the brown kit cording through. The letters are from the Basic Grey Alphas included in the kit. These little letters are just perfect and so versatile I inked them just a bit to take the edge off the bright white, and they can be inked to any color to coordinate. I also inked the edges of the banner pieces. You will notice a flourish from my stash tucked into my flower cluster. I cut up the random extra crystals to embellish the banner.
Eggshell Path ~ I was inspired by Gabrielle Pollacco's egg shell mosaic to create this little road. I cut a piece of cardstock into the shape of a curved path, then followed Gabby's great tutorial to apply and color the eggshells. At first I tried some small pebbles, but they were too large, and the eggshells worked perfectly.
Mixed Media ~ For this page, the pink flowers in the bottom right corner of the page didn't really fit my plans for the layout, so I used a credit card to apply gesso over them. It took two coats to completely cover, and I let the gesso dry between coats. I then spritzed with mists in green and brown. To get the inky drips. Spritz with mist, then a bit of water and tap the page to get the drips. Be sure to allow each color to dry before adding the next color. Heat set if you don't want to wait for them to air dry. If your paper gets more warped than you like, mist the back of the warped section with a tiny bit of water, layer between paper towels and stack heavy books on top and let sit overnight. I usually put a large glass mat between the page and books to evenly distribute the weight.
Bead Gel ~ After all my misting, I applied glass bead gel below the path using a stencil. I love how it picked up just a little golden hue from the mist I had applied to the page.
Flowers ~ I just had to show you a couple different views of the flowers. The pink roses are created with kit card stock and colored with Distress Ink. You can find my tutorial for the larger Full Open Rose created with Donna Salazar's Grand Peony and Bitty Blossoms dies here and the smaller rose is created with the largest of the Bitty Blossoms Dies. The yellow carnation is from her Carnation Creations die set. The gorgeous white blossoms, velvet leaves, and skeleton leaves are all in the Main Kit.
Chipboard Sun ~ I used one of the flower chipboard pieces from the kit to create this sweet sun. Be sure to come back next Tuesday, March 12 for my tutorial.
More Flowers ~ I want my layout to feel like Elizabeth and Tyler are driving on a path through a yard, so included these DA grass clusters with more of these sweet kit roses. A quick brush of paint colored the chippies.
Nut Tree ~ I told some friends this was my insanity tree because I fussy cut an embossed image to create it. They told me I was nuts, so now I call it my "Nut" tree. I know, I know - there are plenty of cut files for leafy trees out there, but this Darice embossing folder tree was the perfect size and shape. I probably won't ever fussy cut another, but love this one for this page.
I had so much fun creating this page and hope that you
have found some inspiration for your own pages.
Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.
~ Blessings ~