Saturday, 15 September 2012

Favourite Photo

I wanted to do a post on a trend I haven been noticing called the full post is here over at Created by A Trip Down Memory Lane.

So a little bit more about the page.  I started with the parquet flooring die cut that was a free download a while back in the silhouette store.  I used some co-ordinations paper for this so I could sand it a little.  I chose a mix of October Afternoon papers to make the graduated colours behind the die cut and carefully glued and cellotaped it down...adding a couple of rows of messy brown stitching to hold it some more.  I cut out some of the house from OA's Farmhouse page, distressed the edges and added some gesso, I then layered up a tag, a chipboard silhouette covered in walnut distress ink and then added a layer of wide lace behind where I wanted the photo.  I mounted and inked the edges of the photo and then to draw attention to it I added a couple of circles of garden twine.  I did stick this down with a wet glue but as it is quite coarse I also stapled it to make sure it held.  I added a banner in the graduated colours and a peg, layered up all the elements, spritzed some little roses from the pound shop with glimmer mist to make them more orange and added my title backed with some tissue tape.  I then added flicks of navy ink too and some random dry brushes of gesso. I loved making the page and getting messy!

The photo is my Mum's favourite shot of her and her Dad, and when she reads my blog she will realise that I will pop it in a frame and give it to her :)


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