I have a fun layout to share with you today.
Colorful Creations http://colorfulcreations.ning.com/ is having a Technique of the Month
Challenge in which I submitted a layout! The deadline is September 30, 2012.
The technique to use on your layout is heat embossing.
I used a sketch from the Colorful Creations Gallery.
Here's my layout:
This layout was so fun to complete! Everything came together so nicely! No scratching my
head trying to figure out what to do or where to place anything!
This is a photo of my niece doing what she does best... texting!
I snapped this photo while we were just hanging out.
Paper: DCWV, Colorbok, White Cardstock
Folk Art Paints
Dots created with a strip of paper with holes in it
Paintbrush, Toothbrush, Sponge Brush
Shimmer Mist: Tattered Angels
Heart Stencil: Bazzill Basics Stitches
Embroidery Floss: Making Memories
Clear Embossing Powder
Font: Cricut Opposites Attract
Paper Lace Doily
Love this embroidered heart. I had these stencils around for years and finally looked through them
and chose this heart, which is perfect for this layout.
I used a paper piercer to "start" the holes and began embroidering!
Here's a close up of my paint spots. I used a piece of paper that was originally the
backing of sticky "stuff." I kept the backing and have actually used it several times.
I love re-purposing random objects!
I simply held it in place, dipped a paint brush in paint, brushing the excess off and dabbing
it in various places.
I used a rather large flower and placed it under my photo grouping with most of the
petals peeking out.
Here's a close up of the the cutest flowers! These actually came from a flower bouquet,
between the flower layers. I found them while pulling the flowers apart and I instantly fell
in love with them. They're so dainty and sheer.
I added self-adhesive pearls in the centers.
You also get a better look at my paint speckles.
Since the technique was heat embossing, I decided to do this on the letters.
Searching around my paint supplies, I came up with Decoupage!
Hmmmm, wonder if it will actually work!
So, I painted each letter and added clear embossing powder and used my
heat gun on each letter.
I absolutely love how these turned out! I had to do some thinking on how I could
get photos so you could see the embossing! I got it after awhile! :)
Another photo of the embossed letters.
This was super fun! I started out with a plain white paper doily and painted it
black. While the paint was still wet, I sprinkled some very fine glitter onto it. On top
of that I spritzed shimmer mist. Then gave it some time to dry.
An even closer look at my lace doily.
Another look at my painting.
After the painting was done, I dipped a paint brush in paint and, using my thumb,
rubbed it along the bristles to create all those fine speckles on the entire layout.
Hope you had a wonderful day!