Hi Everyone, hope you are having a wonderfully crafty week.
I am sharing with you one of, I would have to say, my favourite layouts that I have done in a long time. It is showcasing the wonderful Sea Breeze collection that has not only wonderful dies, but also papers, embossing folders and embellishments. It is the perfect packaged set.
TO START I selected one of the gorgeous papers in the Collection Paper pack and using a sunburst stencil and texture paste added some some highlights to the paper.
If you want the drying process to speed up use your heat gun, however be careful so that the paper doesn't buckle. If it does, I find turning the paper over and warming it up helps bring the paper back into shape again.
I then chose a couple of pearlised/shimmer sprays to spritz over the paper. Below are a couple of photos that show how pretty the paper looks once spritzed.
Next I chose a selection of papers from both the 12" and 6" paper pads that matched in with the background paper I chose. I tore some and cut others and then inked the edges.
After mounting my photo on some white cardstock, I then took the photo and my bundle of patterned papers and layered them to see how I like the look together. So that I didn't forget the finished layering I took a quick photo .
I can't help myself when it comes to the Couture Creations flowers, and this layout was no different. I love the Cottage Pollen flowers and those centers, yum, but didn't want the entire flower, so I just used the center petals. Keep the rest as you just need to add a bit of bling or embellishment to the center and you have another larger flower for another layout.
I inked around the edge of my now smaller flower. See the before and after flower below. I made two for this project.
I fell in love with the Seashells dies and just had to use them in this layout. I only chose one of the seashells to use along with the starfish. I cut out two of each in two coordinating colours. Next I glued them done on to the alternative colour and fussy cut around each of them.
How gorgeous do they look!!!!
Finally just put it all together. I glued all the paper down and mounted my photo on mounting tape to make it pop. I added a couple smaller flowers and heat embossed my title, added a metal charm and one of the cabochons and I'm done.
I hope you like what I've created.
Below are some more close ups of the layout.
Thanks once again for stopping by.
Come visit again tomorrow to see another wonderful creation from the Creative Team.