Friday, August 24, 2012

Aussie Scrap Source Layout :) :) :)

This week at Aussie Scrap Source we’re looking at ways of incorporating shapes into your mixed media projects and scrapbook layouts – from diecuts and punched shapes to epoxy and Art Parts. 
Check out the inspiration provided by the fabulous design team, [Ive included mine below] and then, send images of your own projects inspired by repetitive or scene-building shapes.   

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Materials used;

12 x 12 Grey board
Gesso - Mont Marte
Florists vine
Tattered Angels Chalkboard Glimmermist - Chalk and Grape Ape
The Crafters Workshop 12 x 12 Circle Explosion template
Epiphany Epoxy Round buttons
Prima Flower/vine and Alphas

For the shapes mixed media challenge brief I got to create with the versatile Epiphany range of products; and it is these she has taken her direct inspiration from. I chose to use one of the range of self adhesive buttons. The round buttons coordinated perfectly with one of my favourite Crafters Workshop templates.
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I took direct inspiration from the shape of these Epiphany buttons and used the circle design to inspire through the whole creative process of my layout.
Using watered down gesso in a mist bottle I first sprayed a combination of funky circle patterns on to my background., and allowed to dry.
Then using The Crafters Workshop circle explosion template and Tattered Angels chalk Chalkboard glimmer mist, I created an 'explosion' of circles over the top of the funky gesso circle pattern.
Before final embellishing this is what the background looked like. After I have attached the photo and embellishments, I shielded my photo with some scrap paper and added some extra splats of colour with the purple chalkboard mist, just using the bottom of the applicator spray nozzle and flicking it on.

I sewed the buttons on using some of the florists vine :).

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This is how the background looked after drying. It is just the perfect complement to the Epiphany button embellishments.
Well thats it from me for the mo I do hope you have a fabulous weekend :)
Lou xox

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Anatomy of a Page :) :) :)

Hello Hello :)

Back again :) I thought I would start doing a little bit of a layout highlight as I have this fabulous online friend who is always asking me to share and or do videos/online classes etc, but Im terribly time poor as a full time shift worker. So my friend Faygie, these are in honour of you and your amazing and generous friendship/feedback :) Oh and I stole the idea from Somerset Memories Magazine :) :) :)


I have used 12 x 12 1.2mm grey board from Imaginarium Designs. I masked of half of the background just with a piece of paper and then using a misting bottle with watered down gesso sprayed along the edge of the paper [to get a sort of straight line lol] and allowed the gesso to run down the board to the bottom edge, and then dryer with a heat gun.

The top half I sprayed with Chalk Chalkboard Glimmermist from Tattered Angels.

Embossed Circles behind photo

I have used Stampendous - aged ivory to adhere it I just sprayed a circle pattern of the watered down gesso, dabbed it with a paper towel but not to much so that it was still damp and then sprinkled on the embossing powder. Shoo off the excess and then heat set with the heat gun.


I have just randomly twirled up some florists vine and attached using staples and a long arm stapler. and then artfully [LOL :P] adhered the feathers in amongst the vine with clear drying gel glue. The Prima leaves and nest were also adhered using the same glue.

The extra little splats of black are watered down Indian ink and I put them on last. I shield my photo and nest with scrap card and then applied the splats with a soft bristle paint bush :)

Well I think thats about it :) there really isn't too much that goes into my layouts LOL :)

Cheers and I hope your having a creative week :)

Lou xox