Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Happiest Creating

Hopefully you are back today having seen yesterdays step-by-step to making this background.  This is the finished layout...

 I pulled out the dry background and headed over to Like For Ever's Scrappy Challenge.  The starting point this fortnight is use materials beginning with your initials.  Excellent - Lace and Ribbon... but what about J?  Well I went for Juniper - the shade of Derwent Graphitint pencil I coloured my feathers and added to the background.  (You know me, using ribbon and lace was not a challenge at all!  I may come back to this challenge and push myself if time allows in the next couple of weeks!)

I pulled out some white papers, some organza swiss dots, a couple of grosgrain 3mm, some white lace, and a shade of purple lace that was as close a match to my juniper coloured pencil as possible.  All the lace and ribbon is, of course, from Crafty Ribbons.  I used a few simple paper layers and then tucked little pieces of lace and organza ribbon in between them.

Because my background has a layer of gesso the alphas were reluctant to stay stuck.  So I spun my chair around to face my sewing machine and ran a line of stitching through them.  Because I was having fun, and didn't want it to end, I added a few little runs of stitching through some of the heart stickers too.

Then I finished off with a bit of second generation stamping.  The ink at full strength was too much, so I stamped the freshly inked stamp on to a scrap first.  Then the second and third imprints of the stamp went directly on to the layout.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. You must be so pleased how this page turned out! Such a pretty, soft and girly effect. xx

  2. WOW! Fab LO. You know I have never thought of making my own background.

    Hope you've had a good day. Sue


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