Monday, April 21, 2014
I was inspired by layout I saw whilst blog surfing and unfortunately (and very rare) I did not take down the name of the person creating the layout - so thank you someone out there and if you ever get to see this layout thank you for the inspiration.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
First cut out strips of paper of different widths(I used at least 6 papers) then weave them to form a grid (now unfortunately you cannot see my weaving as I had a 6" x 8" photo), secure them to background patterned paper, and then apply Gesso all over the papers. You can see some of the original paper colours in the triangle shapes. This is a good way of softening your background. For me as I was wearing predominately pink so it bought the colours more into line. Below is a close up of the paper strips after Gesso applied and dried before adding embellishments.
The photograph was taken December, 2013 and it shows me beside my Christmas Tree. For years I just had a small tree that I decorated with my treasures collected from around the world but 2013 saw me purchase a bigger tree so more room now for this year to collect more decorations.
I like it and hope you do as well. Until I post again, Margaret.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
This layout was fun to put together, lots of primary colour to play with. I have distressed my papers with mist, the arrows were from punch and then I used the negative space to use on the background paper. Washi tape and some word bubble dies complete the look.
I hope you enjoy looking at this layout.
Now to get back to finishing the other layouts I have started. Catch you soon, Margaret