“Love My Life” by Antonia Moreno

"Love My Life" by Antonia Moreno

Hello and welcome again to the blog, 49 and Market fans! Antonia Moreno with you today, sharing a new layout. It seems that autumn brought me new ideas this year. When I received the Serendipitous Mini Collection, which is one of my favorites, I saw an old black frame design on it. I didn’t know what to do with it until now. Sometimes, papers just need to stand by until it’s time to play with them, and this was the case.

"Love My Life" by Antonia Moreno
“Love My Life” by Antonia Moreno

The time for preparing the idea I had was longer than expected. After sealing the green background paper with clear gesso, I glued a 12×12 noches cardboard on the black. Then it was time to use the crackle texture paste and do some stamping on the background. As you can tell by the photo I chose, I wanted to highlight it by creating a diagonal composition over the frame and using layers. So, when everything was dried, I took more cardboard to create a high layer to elevate the frame on top of the background. I made sure to have everything in place and let it dry enough. The starting project needed 24 hours to be ready… who said that creating layouts was a quick thing? 🙂

"Love My Life" by Antonia Moreno

While I waited for it to dry, I started to choose the flowers and embellishments I wanted to use. First, I took just green and brown flowers, but afterwards I added two or three in cream tone. Some time after, I started to paint and ink my chipboards and create the composition over the frame. As it was clear to me the result I wanted, it was easy to layer and fit everything together.

The only embellishments I added with no previous plan were the feathers. Don’t you think they are incredibly beautiful? I believe they take this layout a step ahead.

Finally, I put on some art stones, white gesso and color splashes to make sure that all matched.

"Love My Life" by Antonia Moreno

Products I Used:

SC-88916 Serendipitous Layered Embellishments
Serendipitous Layered Embellishments
BB-88176 to the point
Bold and Beautiful – To The Point

PB-87698 Pascale's Tickets and Numbers Stamp Set
Pascale’s Tickets and Numbers Stamp Set
Gabi’s Hibiscus Stamp Set
Gabi’s Hibiscus Stamp Set

BB-86226 Blossom Blends - Linen
Blossom Blends – Linen

BB-86134 Blossom Blends - Aloe
Blossom Blends – Aloe

GS-86233 Garden Seeds - Aloe
Garden Seeds – Aloe

GS-86301 Garden Seeds - Sandcastle
Garden Seeds – Sandcastle

Flower Mini Series 01 - Cream
Flower Mini Series 01 – Cream

Other Products Used:
Stampin’ Up Chocolate and Mint Macaron Ink Pad
Santoro Peacock Feathers
Dusty Attic: Beadazzled Stencil, Swirls 1, Windows 3, Mini Tags 3 Black, Hashtag Sayings 1 , Gingernut and Pesto Acrylic Paint
Lindy’s Frolic in the Forest Green Magicals

Thanks for stopping by. See you in a couple of weeks with a new layout. Meanwhile, enjoy playing with your 49 and Market products!

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