Today I am sharing a project that took me out of my comfort zone, - it's a lay out, featuring my little granddaughter (of course...) The photo was taken a few months ago.
I hugely admire many of the scrapbookers out there, but somehow the 12 x 12 format always scares me off. However, I have so many lovely photos, that I thought it was high time I would scrap a few of them, so here is an attempt. I love the painterly scrapbooking style of many Australian scrapbookers, so that is the style I tried to follow. I used two paper collections for this, Pink Paisly Butterfly Garden and Prima Tea Thyme. I started with one of the 12 x 12 papers of the Butterfly Garden collection. I fussy cut roses from the 6 x 6 Tea Thyme collection and also some further scraps from the Butterfly Garden, arranged them around my photo and then started to play with Geso, paint, stencils, texture paste and stamps. Finally I added some highlights with water colour pencils and bits of treasure gold. Many layers later it was time to add the embellishments and do some spritzing, and voila a page...... I am not totally happy with it, the embellishments look too heavy and the photo looks somewhat strange with all that paint around, so I think I will need some more practice, but I did enjoy the process and I guess that is the main thing...
Here are a few close ups still:
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I am entering this to the Zeus and Zoe May Challenge Mood Board