Apr 16, 2018

Sweet Moments

Scrapbook Layout created for Vicki Boutin DT  -  SWEET MOMENTS -

Hello lovelies!   How was your weekend?!

Nathalie with you today ( I am taking Jana’s schedule for this week!) to bring you a  bit of inspiration using Vicki’s All The Good Things collection and some of her new releases in one very Spring inspired page. For this entire month, we are partnering with JustNick Studio, so most of our projects will be featuring some of their awesome cut files.  

This page started planned with a totally different idea on mind, but changed a bit along the way.  Based on my first set up, I started adding some of the starburst circle images –from Vicki’s latest stamp release –to a gessoed foundation paper. 

I wanted to create “dandelions” on the background, so my choice was to use embossing ink, and frost white embossing powder to create these images.

Actually using embossing on top of the gessoed surface does not affect the background, and if you are going to add mixed media after embossing, then remember to gesso your page first.

To add color to the background, I pulled Vicki’s watercolor set and watercolor brushes.   If you have swatched your paints following the order of the box, then #8, #12, #13 were the colors combined to create the background on this page.

I started by adding a light color wash with lots of water, and raising the paper, so that the watercolor will flow around the stamp images.  Then using the finest brush, added splatter and some details at the edge of the background

The watercolor brings the detail of the embossed circles in the background nicely, so that they look like “dandelions”.

Here is where the layout took a change, as I decided to add the Floral Background 2 as part of the background.   This time, I welded the background so that it created this floral wave on the background.  The flowers were backed using the pink tone papers from Vicki’s All the Good Things collection, and some white vellum.

The flowers were attached to the background with some foam adhesive, and then a few of the watercolor sticker leaves were scattered around some of them, so that they add to the flowers definition.

The picture of my mom and nice were tucked under the cut file, and a few details were used to the picture.  The cardstock stickers, along with some of the watercolor stickers are plenty to decorate this picture.

To add a bit more of a break in between the flowers, a bit of watercolor was added to all the leaf stickers, and the large watercolor sticker butterfly.  The cool palette on these contrasts and complements the rich warm tones in the flowers.

To finish the page, I trimmed the top edge of the page a bit, and added a large strip of “The Little Things” paper to the bottom edge.  Here I created a smaller cluster with some cardstock stickers and enamel dots –all from the collection-.   The title was created with a combination of the collection’s thickers. 

A few splatters of water-down rose gold just complete the page.    I am very happy with what the page, even when it took a major change as it was being created.  The following video will show you a more in depth look on how the page came together.

Remember to check Vicki’s All The Good Things collection and all her mixed Media goodies, they are all awesome.  Also if you are not part of the Vicki Boutin’s Mixed Media community on Facebook, come join us.  There is so much inspiration and fun happening there, plus there is a color challenge for the month (and this layout was inspired in those colors!)
That is all for me!

Materials Used:
Mixed Media:
Foundation Paper
Watercolor set
Watercolor Brush set
Water brush set
Rose Gold Glaze

All The Good Things collection:
12x12 paper pad
7x10 paper pad
Finishing embellishments
Cardstock stickers
Watercolor stickers
The Little Things 12x12 paper
Circle stamp set
Foam phrase Thickers
Chipboard alpha Thickers

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