Monday, November 17, 2014

DT submission for Made With Love - Celebrating 20 Years!

Hi ya everyone, it's my turn to be feature with Made With love this week.

This time round, I have created a layout celebrating a friendship of 20 years. This is an awesome, beautiful bunch of amazing girls! Toast to friendship!! :)

Even though there was some frustration when I started working on this layout. I'm very satisfied with the final outcome.

Usually before I work on my piece, I would already have a concept in my mind; the overall look I want and how I will achieve it. Very often, when you see crafters posting or sharing their creation; everything looks perfect. Agree? In truth, there are moments....ahem....actually quite often that accidents happen or things do not turn out as expected.

So for the layout above, I had originally started with the beautiful Ombre paper collection from Blue Fern Studios. But a pop sound from the little green evil bottle has dashed my concept within that spilt second....this is the moment when I went Arrgghhhh!!!!
Looking at the photo below...that's a whole blot of yummilicious green paint case you are wondering; this is a bottle of Tim Holtz Distress Paint in Evergreen Bough. It's a lovely color which I will have to replenish very soon :)

In my crafting world, white gesso comes to the rescue when accident happens. It's my wonderful life saviour :)
This picture is the completed background after a layer of Gesso, some misting, stamping and stenciling over the spilt paint. I have actually made use of the paint spill to create an extra effect giving that area a thinner layer of Gesso so the green paint will come through.

So here are some close up of the pretty embellishments used.
This pretty tag was cut out from Blue Fern Studios Montage collection which I have enhanced with ribbon and pearl swirls.
The Hot Air Balloon Resin is from Websters Pages which I have been hoarding for some months.

Check out the effect on the extreme right - this is what I meant by letting the spilt green paint show through the white gesso. 

The soft white net is actually an expired medical gauze used to soften the whole look. 

The black ornate corner is a stamp from Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous. 

The chipboard alpha from American Crafts was given a layer of glitter glue. 

Most of my embellishments are from Prima Marketing - Flowers, bird cage, Butterfly Resin and of course the bling bling crystals as well.

This very beautiful chipboard is from Blue Fern Studios which I have applied a layer of gesso, added some distress ink in Broken China and lastly sealed it off with a layer of transparent medium with glass beads from Liquitex.

I hope you have enjoyed this write up today.

Many thanks for popping by and Happy Crafting!


Unknown said...

So pretty! Can't tell there's a mishap. Hahahah.

Unknown said...

Haha thanks for visiting my blog Mabel :)