“Picture Perfect” by Christine David

"Picture Perfect" by Christine David

Hi 49 and Market fans!!! Today I am with you to show you my first creation of October. I used a photo of my son when he was little, it was in autumn and he was playing in the mud and he was not happy because he was dirty, but I find that the expression of his face is perfect. For this layout I used a mix of Captured Adventures, Serendipitous, and Tattered Garden collections.

"Picture Perfect" by Christine David
“Picture Perfect” by Christine David

As always I started with a layer of transparent gesso on the background paper to protect the paper. I then stamped a pattern of bricks with Gray Distress Oxide ink, with a spray I put a little water in to make a little less clear effect. I also made a few drops here and there with the same Distress Oxide diluted with water.

"Picture Perfect" by Christine David

On the barbed round chipboards I put dark gray embossing powder and on the small trees. I used some colors of Distress oxide directly with the pad. Then I made a floral arrangement with two colors of flowers, layered embellishments and several laser cuts. I spread with a spatula of Concrete Paste and Pumice all Stone Effect Paste all around my flower arrangement to make texture. Finally, I made a few drops of white ink here and there.

"Picture Perfect" by Christine David

Products I Used:

12×12 Collection Pack -Captured Adventures
Captured Adventures -Wander Aimlessly

SC-88916 Serendipitous Layered Embellishments
Serendipitous Layered Embellishments
Tattered Laser Cut Outs

AB-86745 6x6 Archival Board - Remember Today (White)
6×6 Archival Board – Remember Today (White)

AB-88688 Great Outdoors Archival Chipboard
Great Outdoors Archival Chipboard

SB-86305 Seaside Blooms - Aloe
Seaside Blooms – Aloe

BB-86134 Blossom Blends - Aloe
Blossom Blends – Aloe

Wildflowers - Tangerine
Wildflowers – Tangerine

Gabi's Texture Stamp Set
Gabi’s Texture Stamp Set

I hope you enjoyed.
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