Hello and a big welcome back 49 and Market friends,
Tina with you today to share another of my projects using the ever so beautiful products from 49 and Market. I really am so lucky to be on this team. I often pinch myself. It is such a huge privilege and one that I am forever grateful of. And the reason I am telling you this is that in the past week I have been ever so low on creating mojo I think you might call it. I have been lacking in it. And what I find for myself is that sitting and staring at my desk never really works. But what does work is just looking at all the beautiful and gorgeous products that I have been given over my time on 49 and Market. Just doing this got the mojo juices flowing. And this is what I came up with. I have called this “With all my heart”.
Oh how I love this photo taken by one of my children I think. Me in a photo does not happen often but I think what I love about this pic is the happiness on my little one’s face. I really have no idea what had happened during the photo but it is just the moment that has been captured that pulls on the heartstrings. And to think this little one turns 16 in only a matter of weeks……… I have used “Whisper” from the “Ethereal” collection. I used two pieces, one for my background and the other for matting of my photo. I did some distressing with the layers behind the photo and popped some up on board to give some dimension. On my background, I added in texture using Ranger Crackle Paste and a Script layering stencil. Also, I added in colour using acrylic paints as well as some stamping in archival ink. I added in the matting layers and then went to work on adding embellishments. I really love 49’s newest rub-ons so it was my challenge to me to incorporate them into this project. Once I new what my title was I decided on using the stitched hearts and the stitching. I loved using these. They went on so easily with out a problem. And they are crispy clear.
I have used a mix of Chipboards and MDF’s to help embellish my layout. I used embossing powders along with acrylic paints and distress inks to colour them. Once all the shapes were in place I went to work on adding in my flower clusters. This took me many hours deciding on a colour and in the end I used many different tones. Something somewhat different for me. I have used many packets of the Sugar Posies and Sugar Petals. I love the colours of these flowers they are amazing. I used the Tutti Fruitti colours and then added in the Twilight from the Garden Petals collection. These matched in perfectly with the Tutti Fruitti flowers and the papers. It was as if they were meant to be together. I toned down the colour a little using a dry brush technique with white gesso. I also added some pretty silver Micro Beads to add the finishing touches to my project.
I have also used all of the leaves and branches from the Sugar Posies packs. These are just the cutest. They helped to break up some of the white from my MDF flourishes and just in general. And finishing off I added in some clear crackle over the skeleton clock face and the cute hot air balloon.
49 and Market products:
Rub-Ons in Black
Snapshot of Yesterday
- Liquitex Gesso in white and clear
- Color Bloom – Chrome spray mist
- Dylusions Ink Spray –White Linen
- 3D Gloss Gel
- Art Ingredients Micro Beads Silver
- Art Alchemy Metallique French Lavendar
- Versa Mark Ink
- Ranger Embossing Powder White
- Archival Ink – Watering Can
- Distress Ink – Black Soot
- Dusty Attic Chipboard Skeleton Clockface
- Dusty Attic Chipboard “With all my heart” title
- Dusty Attic Hot Air Balloons
- Dusty Attic Clear Crackle Varnish
- i craft Stencil – Script
- i craft MDF Wooden Embellishment Flourishes
Well, that is all from me today. I hope this has inspired you in some small way.
Just remember the next time you are a little low on mojo not to push yourself but rather enjoy all the gorgeous products you have and from there I am sure you will find your creativity.
Big hugs and until next time happy crafting.