“#Beautiful” by Antonia Moreno

"#Beautiful" by Antonia Moreno

Hello, dear 49 and Market fans! Antonia Moreno with you today sharing a new project. The last layout I created had no flowers on it, and that was a real challenge for me. In today’s creation I’ve used flowers again – it’s a lovelier style for me!! So, back again to my comfort zone, I took this wonderful photo, asked for permission to use it and start looking for embellishments on my stash.

"#Beautiful" by Antonia Moreno
“#Beautiful” by Antonia Moreno

After a few minutes, my desk was full with papers, flowers and laser cuts, but I had no idea about which colors to use… maybe grey and yellow? Greens and pinks? I finally chose blues and yellows, which is a really beautiful combination and matched the photo.

I first worked on the background. I glued two papers (Old School Mini Collection over Vintage Remnants Collection) in order to distress around the blue one a little bit. Then I thought about the composition for a while, trying to imagine how it was going to be and putting some elements on the paper (flowers, chipboard and so on). These thoughts let me decide where to stamp or use my inks that should end around the photo. Once I had a clear idea, I took every piece apart and, after mixing texture paste with some ink powders, started to stencil over the paper and stamping here and there. If you were wondering about it, I used a sandpaper on the edges of the photo, so it gets a vintage shade 🙂

"#Beautiful" by Antonia Moreno

Up to some point, when you’re creating a layout, you know how you want it to be; but some times, I change my mind and decide to put some embellishments instead of other previously selected. And that’s what happened today 🙂 It was clear that I’d use chipboard and flowers for matting the photo, but changed the embellishments, laser cuts and title some times during the creation process, until I was happy with the result.

Again, as I usually do, I used laser cuts from different collection sets. I love them all: they are versatile, beautiful and great for layering. So, in this layout you’ll see laser cuts from Old School, Serendipitous, Bold and Beautiful and Ethereal mini collections!

To finish the layout, I added some art stones, beads and dimensional Wishing bubbles – I can’t work without them anymore!

Products I Used:

Old School - Off The Grid
Old School – Off The Grid

Old School - 12x12 Collection Pack
Old School – 12×12 Collection Pack

VRP-88022 Paper No 05
Vintage Remnants -Paper No 05
VRP-88060 Paper No 09
Vintage Remnants – Paper No 09

Ethereal Laser Cut Shapes

BB-88220 bold and beautiful laser cuts
Bold and Beautiful Laser Cuts

Serendipitous Laser Cut Shapes

Wishing Bubbles -Blueberry

Gabi’s Hibiscus Stamp Set
Gabi’s Hibiscus Stamp Set

Gabi Loose Threads Stamp Set GP4680
Gabi’s Loose Threads Stamp Set

Flower Mini Series 01 - Storm
Flower Mini Series 01 – Storm

Wildflowers - Cream
Wildflowers – Cream

Other Products Used:
Dusty Attic: Skeleton Clockfaces, Mystic frame 2, Hashtag Sayings #2, Metal plates stencil, Jeans and faded jeans acrylic paint
Stampin’Up – Marina mistica ink pad
Stamperia – Crackle Texture Paste
Sizzix – Tim Holtz Alterations

Thanks for stopping by. See you in a couple of weeks with a new project. Enjoy playing with your 49 and Market products and, if we inspire you, let us know!!

Check out Antonia’s blog for more of her work!