Today I am sharing with you a layout done with Color Swatch Eucalyptus and Vintage Artistry Tranquility. There is so much to these collections. The possibilities to create are endless! You have to see the amount of ephemera that goes with the collections. Besides the papers, the embellishments are gorgeous!. I chose to start off with a 12×12 layout. To start, I adhered my paper to a piece of 12×12 corrugated cardboard. I use Mod Podge because I like the way it comes away from the paper if you wet it. It makes it perfect, to distress our paper after it has been already mounted. After the paper dried onto the cardboard, I took a small glass plate, placed it on the paper, and using a scalpel (hey, I’m a nurse!) I cut/scored into the layer of paper all around. Using my finger dipped in water, I wet the cut lines and tore back the paper a little revealing just a very small part of the cardboard. There were spots where I didn’t tear back the paper, and I used the single-ply jute, to sew X’s stitches as if I were holding the paper together with stitches. I used some white gesso with a touch of green into the slit parts of the cardboard. This was my base for the layout.
I created a vine using the Sugar Posey Flowers in Butterscotch. I had some floral wire and created the vine with the flowers, leaves, and floral wire. The size of the sugar Posies was perfect for my piece.
The 49 and Market Rub-Ons glide on your paper like butter!! And the beauty is they do NOT leave a glare or a border the way old rub-ons use to. I used the 12×12 Vintage Artistry Tranquility Sentiments Rub-on transfers. I used the word ALWAYS, and cut the individual letters apart to make it easier to follow the design of the curves on the circle. I did the same with the smaller words.
I love layers. I cut apart a piece of paper from the Tranquility 6×8 papers for the photo mat. But hold on to the cut away scraps! I used those for parts of the papers in the layering in graduated sizes, using corrugated cardboard and chip board between layers. I love dimension in my layouts. No paper is every pasted on my watch! I layered Essentials 4×6 File Frames in the middle of my mat. I did a l little machine sewing on the frame before I adhered it to the mat. I distressed and inked the edge of the mat. I then used the scraps of the 6×8 paper, cut it down, distressed and inked the edges. In-between the pieces, I added tickets and an Essential Filmstrip in Eucalyptus. I added string the laser cut key, and I poked holes in the chipboard hearts and tied some single ply jute through the holes. To frame the photo, I used a smaller frame from the Eucalyptus Frame Set.
Here you can see the dimension between the layers. The entire middle part of the layout is lifted off of the page. Of course, you can leave the cardboard out in between each layer. But I like it.
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Thank you for joining me today. I hope you are inspired to start a project this week using the new Eucalyptus and the Vintage Artistry Serenity. I concentrated on the blues and green in the collection, but there is a lot of pink that I didn’t use. Next time!!! xo