“Apple of my eye” by Tina Ollett

Welcome back 49andMarket friends.

Tina Ollett here today to share another project with you! This time around I have created with reds and which better collection to used other than the gorgeous Cottage Life.

This is “Apple of my eye”…..

As I mentioned I have used papers from the Cottage Life collection. I have always loved these papers but had never really ever just used a red as a background. To do this I used some inspiration from this months challenge at Dusty Attic. The colours of the moodboard is red red red with a splash of blues and greens. So with this I went ahead layered my papers Rooster Row and Watering the garden. The torn pieces of Watering the garden were laid over Rooster Row and adhered. I tucked in a portrait photo of my youngest girl from a time when she used to love skateboarding on our tennis court. The moment I captured this favourite I knew it was always going to be a favourite memory. And just looking at it reminds me of the fun she would have.

I used some acrylic paints to highlight the outline and and areas of my layout. I also did a little splattering of diluted Oceania Blue to break up the red!

To help coordinate my layout I added in lots of new release Dusty Attic chipboards. These were dressed with Crackle texture paints, inks and acrylic paints.

And to further embellish this project I have used lots of 49andMarket flowers. The Botanical Potourri’s have been a big favourite of mine. And the Marina colour I loooooove !! I also used some of the leaves from this pack to add in a little of the green found in the moodboard.

BP-87117 Botanical Potpourri - Marina
BP-87117 Botanical Potpourri – MarinaVS-87032-Vintage-Shades-Botanical-Blends-BlueVS-87032-Vintage-Shades-Botanical-Blends-                                               Blue

I have added in some of the larger Botanical Blends in Blue. Some have been cut in half to go further. And of course some of the older style Vintage Shades to give my project a boost of blue.

Vintage Shades - Blue Blossoms
Vintage Shades – Blue Blossoms

I have also popped in some distressed sections of white cheesecloth and vine strands from my fibre collection.

Well that is all from me today. I do hope you enjoyed my project and maybe even be inspired to use red in your next creation. I will be back again very soon with another project full of 49andMarket goodness. Until then take care and I hope you get time to do some creating of your own.

Hugs x