Aug 31, 2018


Scrapbook Layout created for Vicki Boutin DT   -  BEAUTIFUL  -

Hi there!

Hope you are all enjoying the last days of Summer (here in the North hemisphere)!  Today, I want to share this new page created using Vicki Boutin's new Field Notes collection.   I received the entire collection (one of the perks of being part of her design team)a few weeks ago, and fell in love with all of it.  The colors, designs, stencils and stamps are gorgeous and so versatile, You are going to love it all!!

To create this page, I decided to use a resist technique using Matte Acrylic gel and Vicki's watercolor set.   I started by prepping one of the foundation papers with a coat of gesso.  Then used a mixture of white art crayon and matte acrylic gel to create the flower impressions on the paper.  You are going to want two sets of the stencils, as they can be used as masks, too!

Once the impressions were completely dried, i used Vicki's watercolors to create a large watercolor background surrounding the flowers.  I made sure that the watercolor covered the groves inside the flower impression.  Before the watercolor completely dried, I used a baby wipe to buff the surface of the stenciled flowers, so that the whiteness of the acrylic gel will appear amongst the watercolor background.

Once the watercolor completely dried, i used the color wheels and one of Vicki's new stamps to add branches/leaves to the background.  I made sure to color block the stamped images to the corresponding color of the flower background.  I set the background aside for a bit so that all the inks completely set before building the layout.

While the background dried, i decided to use all of Vicki's stamp and die sets to create die cuts for my pages.   Also, I went ahead and chose matted and layered the picture of our Goddaughter with papers from the Field Notes 12x12 paper pad.

Once the picture was set on the layout, all the new stamped die cuts were used to create this large clusters at two corners of the picture.  I chose to keep all the flower die cuts white, add color to the stamped leaves, and also to bring some of the colors in the picture in the embellishment that will be used in the page.

By keeping the die cuts white, the added embellishments, from Vicki's new collection , become the perfect complement to the picture being documented.

I kept the rest of the page very simple, and opted to use one of the new thicker phrase stickers as a title, and then added a few more embellishments that will complement the colors in the picture.  Here is the final layout:

I love how this turned out.  The background color and design are perfect, and all the colors the ideal combination to make the picture of this page shine!  Love the contrast in colors and textures featured in this page.  The following video will give you a more detailed look at the creative process of this page:

As always do not hesitate to leave me a comment if you have questions on how this came together.  Remember to check Vicki's new collection, "Field Notes"; I am sure you are going to love it!!!

Til next time!

Materials Used:
Foundation Paper
Watercolor set
watercolor brush set
Matte Acrylic gel
White art crayon
Warm and Neutral Art Crayon sets

Field Notes collection:
12x12 paper pad
Watercolor stickers
Puffy stickers
stamp and die set
stencil set
Black phrase thickers
Washi tape

All the Good Things collection:
cardstock stickers
Finishing elements

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