Hi again! It's Linda here, as
your guest designer for the month of June, with a layout tutorial. This actually isn't the project I had planned for this week, but the 7 Dots Studio Nature Walk papers have so won my heart, that I really wanted to do a layout with them... and I had just the perfect two photos to team up with them. I'll show you what I mean as I go along.
I started with the
back side of the Nature Walk "Musical Blooms" that looks like stained boards... the boards of our walk way leading up to our Virginia condo.
I only used the first 1 1/2" into
the sheet and trimmed out the center to use another place on the layout. I wanted to get all I could from this fabulous paper.
I used lightweight chipboard
as my base with the "board" frame adhered down to it with 1/4" Scor Tape. I roughed up the edges with my Tim Holtz paper distresser and sponged on Walnut Stain distress ink.
I loved the stains so much
on this sheet that I wanted more, so I pulled out my Crafter's Workshop Confetti stencil and put down some gesso.
Now the "Cloudy" sheet
with 1 1/4" trimmed from all edges and distressed.
Here is my placement before
adhering it all down with Scor Tape and Scotch Foam Mounting Tape. I fussy cut butterflies, a blossom and a leaf cluster from the "Winged Vines" sheet. The chipboard pieces are from the Prima Cartographer.
With my Alterations Tattered
Florals die I cut three layers of each petal with "Winged Vines" and "Cotton". I inked the edges with Walnut Stain, scrunched them up in my hands and assembled the huge flower using glue. I added a Prima Time Traveler Say It In Crystals gem to the center.
Now I cut my foliage
using Alterations Spring Greenery and some paper from my Core'dination's Kraft Core pad as well as my Tim Holtz Wallflower one.
I rubbed some Crushed
Olive and Bundled Sage distress ink onto my craft mat, misted with water, and drug my foliage through several times until I got the look I wanted, drying with my heat tool between each inking.
Then I sponged on Walnut
Stain and shaped the leaves with my long tweezers and my fingers.
This is my flower and
foliage placement. I tucked in some green Spanish moss and an old glittered timepiece charm that had a pink rhinestone which I replaced with an Idea-ology bauble. I stuck in an Idea-ology memo pin with a Prima wood butterfly. On my fussy cut butterfly, I glued on an Idea-ology pen nib with Glossy Accents. For a little more pizazz, I added a strip of the mirrored sheet that I cut with Alterations Frameworks Courtyard die.
I tucked in a bit of Film Strip
ribbon to the left side and "nailed down" my board paper with nail heads from Prima's Junkyard Findings.
I hope there's something
here that will inspire you to try these gorgeous papers or any of the other product. I've had a ball putting it together, and now my husband and I have a keepsake to remember our time in Virginia.
Thanks for stopping by!
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