Tuesday, 21 July 2015
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.
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