A wonderful life – Layout by Lisa Gregory

A wonderful life - Layout by Lisa Gregory

 Hello Lovelies.
Well, this is my last DT project for the 2021 season. I wanted to do something to reflect the winter season. The Vintage Artistry Teal collection is perfect to create a beautiful icy wintery project. I added a lot of sparkle and kept it nearly mixed media free because I didn’t want to take away from the gorgeous paper. The flowers in White Heron were a perfect addition to this layout. Living in Florida, we have lots of White Heron, and their snow-white color is pure perfection! I am always amazed at the new collections that 40 and Market puts out. This one is no exception. The blues are gorgeous! I had a little happy accident, as reflected in the border sewing. I used the wrong side of the paper. It’s ok, I love how this one turned out! Even though you see the underside of the sewing. I also used some of the Teal Rub-Ons around the edges as well. 

A wonderful life - Layout by Lisa Gregory

For the frame, I die cut it using a piece of the Teal 6×6 papers. It has a little bit of a marble effect. I mounted it on corrugated cardboard cut from the same die. I machine sewed around the inner border. I saved the middle cutout to mount the photo on as well. I topped it with Mod Podge in Matte to give it a bit of a sheen. 

The blooms in White heron are beautiful. I used a little bit of white gesso and some art stones for texture. I used the Bubbles and baubles randomly around the design, and also used them for the middles of the snowflakes.

I die cut the snowflakes using a piece of Teal 6×6 paper. I used a piece with pattern on it, so each individual flake is different. I painted a very thin layer of Mod Podge on them, and sprinkled them with Crystal Clear. You could use any clear glitter for shimmer. The shimmering snowflakes are the perfect addition to my wintery layout. I tucked the snowflakes beneath all of the floral clusters. I also tucked in some Teal Rub-Ons. 

The laser cut butterflies are so sweet. I placed a few in a fluttering position. To finish off the whole layout, I used a watered-down acrylic pain in a cream color to give it a hint of warmth, then used Nuvo Crystal Drops in simply white dotted around each cluster. I mixed art stones with glitter paste and randomly painted it around the layout. I did not want to take away from the beautiful pattern on the paper. 

49 and Market products:

Vintage Artistr Teal

Bonus Laser Cut

6×6 Collection Pack

VA Teal / Mango

Wishing Bubbles & Baubles
RB-34888 Rustic Bouquet - White Heron
Rustic Bouquet
White Heron
RB-34925 Rustic Blooms - White Heron
Rustic Blooms
White Heron

Thank you for joining me today.
I hope that you are inspired to use Vintage Artistry Teal to create some winter projects.