Tuesday, September 6, 2016

"We don't remember days..." mixed media layout

Hi all,
Finally made time to blog about my most recent layout. When the days are getting shorter, I find the need to cuddle up on the couch and watch telly gets bigger... 
The #Kaisercraft paper from their 'Blue Bay Collection' had been on my mind some time already, and I had the perfect picture of Connor to use alongside with it. Or so I thought. Turns out the backgroundpapers weren't all that for my vision, so I chose another paper from the 'Craft Sensations' 'Timeless Memories' collection. 

I started out by stenciling a brick pattern following the lines of the pattern on the paper. I used #Prima #texturepaste #crakle white mixed with #Tatteredangels #glimmermist 'Rusty Red'. Once done I sprayed a little more of said glimmermist on the paper and sprinkled some Prima mini #artstones to emphasize the stone roughness. Then came the long wait until it had dried. 

The color turned out too red for my liking, so I sprayed some glimmermist 'Navyblue' over the bricks. 

 A friend of mine, Jetty, had made some beautiful white flowers to color myself. I sprayed some of them with glimmermist 'Verdigris' and others with 'Navy Blue'. I simply love the effect the 'Verdigris' mist gives!

 as some additional features, I used some #Scrapiniec #chipboard backgrounds in Moroccan pattern. Small and bigger. I gave them a coat of white gesso, then blended some #13Arts gel medium with glimmermist 'Walnut Gold' and blended that with Prima mini artstones. That was applied over the pieces of chipboard.

Sprinkled some 13Arts 'Mika flakes' Dark blue over my page, especially on the embellishments. 
Cut the shutters and doors and bits of text from the #Kaisercraftpaper 'Sky Blue' from the 'Blue Bay Collection' and gave all of them a coat of translucent one step #craklemedium.

Wrapped some dark blue string around my picture, and stapled it into place.

added some bits of sisal string here and there, tucked away.

Sprayed some glimmermist to the left side of my focusing point and let that drip so the lines would be horizontal as well. Stamped some text with black ink alongsides the centre.

Above and below the picture I added a little Scrapiniec chipboard frame which I cut in half. First I #heat embossed it with golden embossing powder. Didn't like the outcome, added a little Tattered Angels #glimmerglam 'Tail Fin'. 

Splattered some white all over my page to give it a finishing coherent look.

Hope you like it! Questions and comments are always welcome! 
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Happy scrapping!


Marie/Mison said...

Really beautiful Mandy!

L. Hatt said...

What a sweet layout of my sweet nephew. Love the way you put this one together, the colors and embellishments. Love the doors ❤️

Heather Thompson said...

beautifully done!, i don't have patience. i need to get better at that!! stunning again!

Katie Lamb said...

Fabulous texture on this layout

Jetty Straver said...

Hello Mandy.I am so glad..you used my flowers.and I love the color you gave them.love the lay-out with Connors picture.