Hello, 49 and Market fans!
Thanks for heading over the blog today, where I’m sharing with you a new layout. Do you like Christmas? Although I enjoy this special time of the year and feel really happy playing with home decoration, I’m not fond of creating scrapbooking projects around these dates. But this wonderful photo made by Tatyana Nadezhdina touched my heart, and as it has no usual Christmas colors, I felt comfortable working with it.
The most difficult part of this layout was searching for suitable papers to work with. Happily, the Vintage Artistry collection comes in a huge variety of colors and I chose the Lilac range. And it was just great that 49 & Market created also that same range of pink and purple flowers because it let me create this Christmas layout in a different way. The very first thing I did was preparing the background by applying a coat of clear gesso on a page from the collection. Love its colors, mostly pink and purple! Then I glued the paper over a 2mm cardboard in order to make it more stable and work properly over it.
Once this was done, I applied some crackle white paste onto the background through a stencil. Then, some stamping with purple color and Lindy’s inks to add interest. I also cut out some scraps from other papers of the same collection to add texture and pink color to the upper part of the layout.
Laser cuts were the perfect complement to mat the photo. I used them along with the flowers to create the composition. When everything was set, I worked with the chipboards and embossing powders and set them on the global composition. If you never tried the Wishing Bubbles, I encourage you to play with them, they are a fantastic touch for any project. To finish the layout, I added art stones and violet beads here and there, and make everything homogeneous by using some white gesso over the flowers and embellishments.
49 and Market products:
|Vintage Artistry Lilac|
|Vintage Artistry Lilac|
|Flower Mini Series 01|
Other companies’ products:
- Dusty Attic: Scribble Christmas tree chipboard; mini chains chipboard; snowflakes 2 chipboard
- Lindy’s: Pink ladies pink and Frenchy’s pink pouf Magicals;
Purely White and Oom Pah Pah pink embossing powders
- Finnabair: Crackle paste – white, Manuscript stencil
- Stampin’Up Sweet sugarplum and Perfect Plum ink pads
Thanks for stopping by. See you in a couple of weeks with a new layout. Meanwhile, take for some time to create and enjoy your 49&Market products!