“Best Friends” by Tina Ollett

"Best Friends" by Tina Ollett

Hello and welcome back 49 and Market friends. I have been challenging myself as of late to create with those papers that are still left amongst some of my older collections. This project was created using the older Sweet Reflections Collection. I love all the purples and pinks and for this one I added in some gorgeous shades of blue and greys. I hope you like it…… this is “Best Friends”.

"Best Friends" by Tina Ollett
“Best Friends” by Tina Ollett

My starting point for this project was this gorgeous piece of patterned paper called “Awakening”. Oh my. I don’t know why on earth I would not have used it before this, but now it is time. I have used two sheets of this. I did some tearing and also some fussy cutting of the flower images to add to the project.

The background paper was the B side of “Awakening”, which I always gravitate to it seems. I started by prepping the piece with a clear primer and then added in some texture using Dress My Crafts stencil DMC-15. I sprayed and coloured the background a little more to get a pretty effect. I used Inka Golds to do this along with some acrylic paints. I have also added in some random stamping using Pascale’s Tickets and Numbers Stamp Set. I popped some of the paper underneath my photo and layered it up amongst another torn piece of the darker grey and two pieces of some cute wooden picket fences I had in my stash.

Moving along, I molded some left over paper rope from an old pack of my Seaside Blooms into a heart shape. This was a little fiddly but I got there in the end. I coated it with two coats of white gesso and coloured it with Inka Golds and acrylic paint and adhered it to the top of my photo.

"Best Friends" by Tina Ollett

As I said previously, I am trying to use up some older pieces that I have laying around (And oh my goodness there is a LOT !!)….. This next piece of leftover was this gorgeous vine from a pack of  the Love Archival Board. A gorgeous delicate piece just perfect for this project. I cut it into a number of pieces and elongated it to fit around the photo to frame it. I also added in the little key from this pack amongst the little cluster with a gorgeous chipboard favourite from Dusty Attic…. the birdbath. I crackled the birdbath in white crackle and then coloured it with some Iceblue Inka Gold.

Amongst my layers of papers and chipboard, I have added in some cut out images of the flowers from one of the patterned paper sheets. I tucked them in around the photo. And then amongst these, of course I have added in the gorgeous new release flowers of Enchanted Petals and Garden Petals in “Twilight” as well as the “Ballet Slippers” color in the Garden Petals . I also snuck in a pack of the Wildflowers in “Punch” and a couple of the teeny tiny flowers from the Botanical Potpourri pack in “Snow”, yes I loooooove my flowers. The colours in the new release flowers are beyond gorgeous. I have used a few differing packs, but not all of the flowers from each. I just wanted this project to be extra especially pretty for my daughter as I will hang this in her room. Our fur friend Sam in the photo has not been with us for over 8 years now, but I think of her often. And when I see a photo like this of her it really makes my heart heavy. She was a very special friend. Through thick and thin as they say. Through the storm of moving many times, of 3 new babies, other dogs etc, she was always there. We miss you Sam!

"Best Friends" by Tina Ollett

Products I Used:

SR-87612 Sweet Reflections: Awakening
Sweet Reflections – Awakening
AB-86707 6x6 Archival Board - Love (White)
6×6 Archival Board – Love (White)

PB-87698 Pascale's Tickets and Numbers Stamp Set
Pascale’s Tickets and Numbers Stamp Set
Garden Petals - Twilight
Garden Petals – Twilight

Enchanted Petals - Twilight
Enchanted Petals – Twilight

Enchanted Petals - Ballet Slipper
Enchanted Petals – Ballet Slipper

Botanical Potpourri -Snow

Wildflowers - Punch
Wildflowers – Punch

Wishing Bubbles -Bubblegum

Other Products Used:
Dusty Attic Birdbath
Zyneri Mould – Teeny Birds
Dress My Craft Stencil – Artists Canvas
Inka Golds – Ice Blue
Texture Paste Crackle
Liquitex Gessoes
Colour Arte H20 Chiffon Pink

Well that is all from me today. Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and see our projects. It means the world to us all!! See you next time.

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