Tuesday, December 22, 2015

"Worth the weight" Mixed Media layout

                    Worth the weight



Hi everyone! 
Are you enjoying the holidays? Or do you still have to work a little, like me? It's still doesn't feel like Christmas is almost near. The older I get, the faster time seems to go by...

I'm not someone who participates in scrap challenges a lot, but I couldn't pass up the challenge over at "Scrap around the world." Sadly it's their last challenge. It runs until the end of the month so you can still play along!
The moodboard colours spoke to me, I thought of a sheet of paper by Prima (Royal Menagerie series) I had recently bought and wanted to use with a picture of purple, pregnant me ;) 
The flowers and leaves would be easy to incorporate as well, since this would be a girly layout for a change.
I even thought about using the sentence "The future looks bright" but somehow the 'F' didn't match ;) 


I started by choosing some chipboards from Scrapiniec. (The "W" monograce being one of them, in order to fulfill my second scrapped layout with a letter, from the monogram alphabet I won.)


My layout title would be "Worth the weight/wait" so I chose to stencil clocks with modeling paste. Once dry I sprayed some golden glimmer mist over the areas I stenciled.

Altering the chipboard was the next step. I sprayed the swirls with the same golden glimmer mist, then added some golden Inka Gold and golden micro beads blended with a gel medium.
While working on my previous layout I discovered the monograms look at their best when the inside swirls are a different colour from the outline. I sprayed the letter with golden glimmermist and gave the outline a pink/purple coat with Inka Gold.
I added a clockface from 13Arts to the chipboard clock and altered both of them as well.

Time for embellishing... I adhered my fussy cut picture to a little piece of journaling paper and started embellishing alongside the outlines. (Using the picture only to refer to the placement, I didn't glue it down until I had the sides fully embellished.)
Because my motto is "Less is bore!" I couldn't stop... Seriously, sometimes I wish I could add less. Ugh. 

The rest of the title (it's a joke referring to the weight rather than the wait) I made by writing on a wooden tag with a versamark marker and heat embossing the words with golden embossing powder.

When everything was in place I sprayed some more golden glimmermist over all the embellishments. I gave the die cut cherubs and wooden tag a coat of crackle glaze to age them. 
I added the gel medium blended with golden micro beads on the flowers.

And that's that. In case I forgot to explain something, don't hesitate to ask. If you like it, leave me a comment. 
I'd love for you to like my facebookpage Less is bore! as well!

I'll leave you with some more close-ups of my page and wish you a very merry Christmas surrounded by loved ones, and happy scrapping :)









13 comments:

Jaya Raghuvanshi said...

Gorgeous creation! Love the pretty details.Thank you for joining us at SATW this month!

Mandy: Less is Bore! said...

Thank you for your sweet comment Ja ya! ♡

Priscilla Lim said...

Love the rich colors and great detailing on what you have done.
Thank you for playing along with us at Scrap Around The World.

Nupur said...

wow…beautiful creation…love the details…so awesome…..Thank you for playing along with us at SATW this month...

Mandy: Less is Bore! said...

Thank you Priscilla :)

Mandy: Less is Bore! said...

Thanx Nupur for stopping by and leaving me a comment! ;)

Mandy: Less is Bore! said...

Thanx Nupur for stopping by and leaving me a comment! ;)

Mandy: Less is Bore! said...

Thank you Priscilla :)

Elena Arts said...

Love the design of your page and the colours look wonderful together! Fabulouы! Thank you for playing along with us at SATW. :)

Mandy: Less is Bore! said...

Thanks so much Elena :)

langeatheart said...

Wonderful page celebrating eight months! Love the color scheme! Love all the blooms! All the best from SATW! :)

Mandy: Less is Bore! said...

Thank you! After scrapping ball those boyish layouts I had to use girly colours and flowers ;)

Mandy: Less is Bore! said...

Thank you! After scrapping ball those boyish layouts I had to use girly colours and flowers ;)