Ordinary times by Antonia Moreno

Ordinary times - Antonia Moreno

Hello, 49 and Market fans!
Antonia with you today sharing a new layout. Please, take a look at my background paper of today’s project… Do you guess? Yes, it’s a sheet from the Christmas collection pack. Where other people see a specific time paper, I see just a paper to play with. And it was perfect for this green and orange layout.

Ordinary times - Antonia Moreno

How do you create your layouts? Which is the process you follow (if you do it!)? Well, I tend to take out all my papers and embellishments so the room is like a market. Starting with the photo as focus point, I select the background paper, then flowers and finally other embellishments that will help me to create a good page. This may include washi tape, 3D layered embellishments, laser cuts or rub-ons. With all this, I create a draft composition to see how everything will fit on the final page. And when everything is clear, I drop everything on a box, try to get order around and start creating.

Ordinary times - Antonia Moreno

On today’s layout, I’ve used this photo made by @lana.photo.spain. I fell in love with it some weeks ago and was willing to have permission to use it. Red-haired people are mesmerizing to me! And I’ve also stuck to the March sketch (wonderful one, please take time to enter the challenge!) If you do participate, don’t forget to upload your version to the 49andMarket FB fan page album. You could be the winner of a big pack of 49 & Market products!! Check all details at the end of this post.

Ordinary times - Antonia Moreno

To start with, I flipped the sketch and decided to glue down two sheets of paper but not in the right position. Then, I matted the photo with some paper stacks (Wedgewood collection). While my chipboard was aside drying, I took some time to play with layered embellishments. Those leaves in green and orange were perfect and I wanted to benefit from that. As I love layers, I took also some laser-cut leaves to add here and there. Finally, I added flowers, mostly in white to help contrasting colors. Afterward, I picked some rub-on packs to start adding beautiful designs here and there: I used words, leaves, ink splashes, some beads… all of them are perfect!

Ordinary times - Antonia Moreno

When this was done I started with the composition. I first glued down the left side, to ensure that the photo was highlighted enough. Then, I worked with the right side. This took more time than desired, but I wanted to add more and more layers and elements! Finally, I took some beads and microspheres to give the final touches.

Ordinary times - Antonia Moreno

To enter the challenge, you will need to follow a few simple rules:

  1. Use the sketch as an inspiration to create your layout, you can rotate, flip it,  turn it upside down or even change the number of photographs, make it your own.
  2. Use at least 49 and Market’s papers and flowers. Remember to list all the products  you used;
  3. Join the 49 and Market Fans Group on Facebook and upload one photo of your project to the Mars Challenge album;
  4. Link all the 49 and Market products you have used to the 49 and Market shop.

*** By submitting a project, you are allowing 49 and Market to use your images on their social media channel, winners will be announced on the 9th of the following month, have fun and good luck.

49 and Market products:


Vintage Artistry Noel
Aquifolium
VAW-33096 Vintage Artistry Wedgewood - Afterglow
Vintage Artistry Wedgewood
Afterglow
VAW-33126 Vintage Artistry Wedgewood Ephemera Stack
Vintage Artistry Wedgewood
Ephemera Stack
VAC-32181-Natural-Stitched-Frames
Vintage Artistry Natural
Stitched Frames
LE-32488 Wander Dreams Layered Embellishments
Wander
Layered Embellishments
VAC-33133 Vintage Artistry Wedgewood Washi Tape
Vintage Artistry Wedgewood
Washi Tape
VAC-33379 Vintage Artistry Coral / Natural Rub-On Transfers
VA Coral / Natural
Rub-Ons
VAC-32990 Vintage Artistry Everyday Rub-Ons
Vintage Artistry Everyday
Rub-Ons
SUG-32440-Sugar-Posies-Fluff
Sugar Posies
Fluff
SSF-32358-Sugar-Stems-Fluff
Sugar Stems
Fluff
Pixie Petals - Salmon
Pixie Petals
Salmon
PB-87681 Pascale's Rations Stamp Set
Pascale’s Rations
Stamp Set

Thanks for stopping by. See you in a couple of weeks with a new layout.
Meanwhile, take some time to create and enjoy your new 49 & Market products!

XO
Antonia M.