Feb 23, 2018

Happy Girls!

Scrapbook Layout created for Vicki Boutin DT   -  HAPPY GIRLS!  -

Hi there!  Nathalie with you today bringing you a bit of inspiration using the beautiful “All The Good Things” papers.   I love butterflies, and been wanting to use them to bring a sense of movement to a page.  

I chose to document a picture of my daughter and younger sister in a tender embrace, and decided to use happy warm tones to bring the memory to life. 
The background of the page was created on a prepped/gessoed Foundation paper using acrylic paint –Coral Macaroon- and art crayons ( warm set only) .  

The acrylic paint was diluted, and added to the paper using the packaging technique.  While the paint was still wet on the paper, a bit of art crayon was added so that it combined with the acrylic paint.  All the excess paint was soaked with paper towel, and then a new coat of art crayons was applied using one of Vicki’s water brushes; this time however, the diluted acrylic paint was used to spread the art crayons on the page.   Once I was happy with the look of the background, it was set aside to dry.

To create the butterflies, I pulled papers from both the 7x10 and 12x12 paper pads that  had a lot of warm tones in them.  There is so much to chose from in the All The Good Things Collection!   Using a 1.5in butterfly punch I created die cuts from the papers and some white vellum, and decided to stitch them together along the centerline of the image.

Once the background was dried, I started to put together the layout.  First I backed the picture with some of the beautiful Floral paper from the collection, and mounted on foam adhesive.  The butterflies were then glued to the background so that they are floating around the picture

The title of the page was then added to the opposite side of the picture using a combination of the glitter foam thickers and the alphas from the collection.   A few rub ons and butterflies complete the small cluster.

Finally a few more clusters were created around the picture.   A small tag from the frame die cuts pack, a phrase sticker, and a watercolor sticker (all from the collection) form the top cluster of the picture.  For the bottom cluster, I used a combination of cardstock stickers  that matched the colors of the butterflies.   To finish the page, I added a few stamped sentiments using the roller stamp ( love that little roller!) and some gold ink, a few lines of journal, and some gold ink splatters.

I hope you are inspired to pull all your Vicki Boutin products and create some magic for your next page.  Here is a small video that shows you how this page came together:

Let me know if you have questions on how this page came together.


Materials Used
Foundation Paper
Water Brushes
Acrylic Paint – Coral Macaroon
Art Crayons – Warm Set

All The Good Things Collection:
12x12 paper pad
7x10 paper pad
Die cut ephemera – Frames
Cardstock Stickers
Gold Glitter foam Thickers
Chipboard Alpha
Roller Stamp
Watercolor Stickers

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