Hi all. This little black duck has been having massive fun playing with her generous paper packs I get to design with from AltairArt. The EverDream collection is full of so many gorgeous elements to play with. Then there is the colouring in the papers with the purple, blue and the green as the base. Just too pretty for words really. So, I shall shhhhh and just show you my work. As you will see, I have been having much enjoyment. After moving, it has been rather superb to get back into being creative, albeit at 5am, just so I can find the time in each day.
Ok, so first up is my piece using a large chipboard frame that is from no one important as it was over ebay, but I finally decided to start using some of my chipboard pieces instead of just collecting them! Ha. Using a Kaisercraft stencil, I used white embossing paste and applied that to the background and then used some sprays lightly over the top. I cut out the beautiful flower panel off the EverDream01 sheet of paper and inked the edges and lay that across the bottom of my main page. I then got the chipboard frame and embossed it as shown, plus I got another swirly piece of chipboard and embossed it in pink.
After that, it was time for some fussy cutting and time to get out the Sizzix machine and press out some leaves and the dreamcatcher. I was going to use the dreamcatcher that is a part of the paper set, but I simply preferred the die cut one and used that. Use of some of the tags with some ribbon makes for a really lovely embellishment. A few pieces of ephemera and some bling and it is complete. So many lovely elements.
So, I did two this time as I was enjoying these colours so much. Below is my second layout, where I tried to grunge things up a bit and started stencilling with copper, silver and ?? with a few different stencil patterns. Then let the layering begin and so the design was for a smaller photo. My base paper was from the "Tears in the rain Vol. 2" collection and the remainder is all from the very gorgeous EverDream collection.
So this time I wanted to grunge it up a bit and so I turned to the blackish toned paper as part of the design and picked up the Lift me up design from the Tears in the Rain Vol 2 collection. Definitely the perfect piece for my background. As always I cover the paper with clear gesso to start as there will certainly be a few layers of texture to go on from here. I then used a few different stencils and different texture pastes that I used and then some splatters from some sprays - not too much though! I once again dipped into my chipboard stash and found a nice border piece which I then used some green embossing powders on and the purple ones I painted with Viva Gold inks. A bit of fussy cutting and die cutting with the Sizzix machine and I have most of the ephemera I need. A few more pieces were found in my vast stash of mostly Kaisercraft elements from years gone by! I am sure we all have an ever growing stash of ephemera ... don't we?
The beautiful thing about AltairArt papers is that there are lots of additional pieces of ephemera supplied, ready to be fussy cut and used in your layouts. Out came the flowers and they were mixed in with my other decorative pieces, little pieces of bling here and there and then the final touch of micro beads and flakes and things and all done, oh, except for the inking of the edges in black of the entire page.
I just love this layout and am seriously enjoying these papers. Have a lovely week all and see you next time.
Delia - www.jacobicreations.com
Paper collections used:
Tears in the Rain Vol. 2 collection