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!

Heather

10 comments:

  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:):):)

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

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  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.

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  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

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  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!

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

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

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

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

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