I wanted to do a post on a trend I haven been noticing called Ombre.....so 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 :)