Tuesday, 27 August 2013

White With 1

Well I seem to be on an online challenge mission this month. I wasn't planning to do this. Sometimes challenges just catch my eye and that's what I feel like doing at the time.

I decided to enter the White With 1 challenge for the first time this month. The August challenge is to use White + Pastels + Masking. Looking at the DT layouts I can see that stenciling classifies as masking - I've noticed that the words 'stenciling' and 'masking' are often used to mean the same thing in scrapping, much like 'stencil' and 'template'.

Anyway, I was re-organising my flowers stash the other day and I realised that I have a ridiculously large hoard of them. I was thinking about how I could use them up and thought of the idea that I've used on this layout. The pastels theme worked perfectly for it.

Here's my layout. Warning - it's very different for me!

The background papers are old Kaisercraft and The Scrapcake and I gessoed over them. I then got out heaps of flowers, glued them to the page and painted each one with gesso. I also used white Dylusions on some of the flowers that had lots of shape to them as it was hard to get in to all the crevices with a paintbrush. The great thing about the gesso is that it allowed the original colours of the flowers to still slightly show through to create a beautiful soft pastel look.

Here's a close up of the flowers. They bottom layers are horrible old flowers that I will never otherwise use but the top ones are mostly gorgeous Manor House Creations flowers plus some basic flatter ones.

Once I knew where the flowers would sit, I used texture paste through a The Crafters Workshop vine stencil to create the flourishes around the flowers. I coloured the white glitter letters with a Tria Marker and added them to a banner made from the same ribbon that I wrapped around the layout.

To top off the pastel theme, I printed the photo in four pastel colours. I love this effect!

Thanks for looking!



  1. I soooo need to take a leaf outta your book......flowers keep breeding & I find it really, REALLY hard to use them........& you've also got ribbon in here!!!! I am SERIOUSLY impressed :):):) the way you've moved them up the page is brill, too:):):)

  2. Wow wow wowwwwwwwwwwwwww! This is gorgeous!! I loveeeeeeee those precious photos, the lace and all those flowers!!

  3. Oh Heather I just love your LO. What a great idea for the flowers you are never going to use. Just a hint behind the beautiful Manor House flowers. Everything about it is beautiful and sweet.

  4. Wow Heather, this is a super gorgeous layout. Fabulous what you did with the flowers ... what a fantastic way to use up the ones you don't really like. Such an adorable photo too and printing them in the different colours ... brilliant!! Looooove this page!! ox

  5. This is absolutely gorgeous Heather! I love all the flowers, and i have a few boxes of those 'old' flowers that I try and hide on layouts too.. love the photos, this is so sweet and a great take on the challenge!

  6. An absolute gorgeous layout... Love it all

  7. wow this totally awesome, love it :) the flowers look amazing :)

  8. Woah....this is Stunning Heather....Love,love,love it. Thanks for sharing with us at WW1. x

  9. What a great way to use up lots of flowers!!! :D