Sunday, 1 February 2015

"Love is in the air" ..... with pan pastels

One of my New Years resolutions I am going to try and stick to in 2015, is to do more scrapbook pages. I'm not ready to embrace "Project Life" just yet as still feel the need to create a page so I can remember all the feelings from the photograph whilst I hurl all my crafty stash  at the page ... mind you picking a photograph to use, needs to drastically speed up!

Here is a page I recently made combining stamping and die cutting. I chose the photo because myself and Mr S will be celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary this year ... remember the day well (as I should) but primarily as we got married around the World Cup. Luckily England weren't playing until the Monday after our wedding. However they were playing Ireland and being of Irish extraction, there were one or two heated conversations around the pending result ... which ended in a 1 - 1 draw (phew).

Anyhow, on to my page .....

I used a locked key stencil to create my first background using Maimeri Glassy Gel and Iridescent paste. Once dry, I brushed white acrylic paint on the edges (using my finger) to highlight the rough edges. I added slight shading using raw umber pan pastel.

Next I created my central panel with water colour card tearing the edges. The photograph was mounted on to light kraft card and again, the edges were torn. I added die cut layers to the top right corner, finishing off with a butterfly. On the opposite side, I placed chipboard banners and another butterfly. All die cuts were aged with pan pastels and white acrylic paint.

I added the dress (tattered Lace Mannequin die) cutting it from the same light kraft card. The underneath layer was made by drawing around the die and cutting this out.

The heart is a Premium Craft Brands stencil covered in Maimeri iridescent paste, colour tinted with raw umber pan pastel and white acrylic paint. On the heart I have placed my stamped image - Tatty Twinkle "Friends" which was stamped in Walnut Stain distress ink (on to the light kraft card) and water coloured with the same ink. I added a few white highlights using a Prisma Colour pencil(s).

 Tatty Twinkle, Friends

Finally I added some random stamping (from the same tatty Twinkle set), brads and lace.

The wording I wanted to keep simple and decided on "I do" using 2 different type of Thicker stickers. The "happy" phrase was taken from a "Happy Birthday" sentiment, cut three times in black card.

All the die cuts have been tinted with white pearlescent pan pastel and raw umber on the edges. It gives a slight shimmer but aged look to them all. The only one not treated this way was the black one in the centre ... it has white paint on it.

Thinks that's everything as I'm not sure my fingers could type anything else. Well better get going as Sunday chores are looming. Have a great day,

x x x

Products I used:

Allsorts - Flower Power
Fantasy Stampers - PS, I love You
Just us girls - sentiment as focus
Sweet Stampin'- Love
We Do Doobadoo - Romance
Crafts 4 Eternity - no patterned paper
Fairytale Challenge - something with a heart
Aloha Friday Challenge - valentine/love


Tracy said...

Beautiful post Lou. ..enjoyed reading your memory of your special day .. lol thankfully it was a draw!! Gorgeous layout from the picture to all the layers you gave it!! Xxxxx

Doreen said...

This is just beautiful,lovely background and fab

Danie May said...

Wow this is stunning Louise, I love all the exquisite layers and elements and the neutral color palette is so elegant and perfect for a wedding layout. xx

Linda Simpson said...

WOW Lou this is amazing! I love all the gorgeous textures and embellishments you have used to create an amazing layout!
Linda xxx

Lou Sims said...

Just testing .....

Avril Ann said...

WOW Lou, this is fabulous and a beautiful reminder of you special day, hugs xxx

Jan Ltc said...

Love this xx Jan

KarinsArtScrap said...

Lou this is gorgeous fab design
Gr Karin

Nancy said...

Incredible page! Happy 25th Anniversary to come too! I love your ambition to start scrapbooking more...I have the same goal as well.....and must say I am not doing so well. I need to step it up. My day job sure interferes with my fun...LOL. This page is really beautiful and I am so glad you joined us at Just Us Girls.

JayBe said...

Wow! What a beautifully designed layout, Lou - I love all the co-ordinating elements and the cute little Tatty Twinkles couple just finishes it off nicely. Congratulations on your 25 years this year, hun and thanx for sharing with us at Fantasy Stampers.
Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

Terry said...

Hey there amazing teamie, I just loveeee your project, fabulous colours and so clever with all the little detaills. woww xxx Hugs Terry

Milka said...

Gorgeous page, Lou. :-D
Thank you so much for joining us in Aloha Friday Challenge at Kitty Bee Designs this fortnight. I hope to see you again. :-D
Milka DT

Wedgie said...

Fab card, love your colours and vintage feel.

Thank you for sharing in our love challenge at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xx

Judy Woodland said...

What a beautiful page. Love the vintage-y look of it. There's a lot going on, but it all works perfectly together! Great take on the challenge, thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Just Us Girls!

Yvonne said...

Wow Lou this is amazing!
The colours are fabulous and the attention to detail is second to none. Congratulations on your 25 years xxxx

Anjie said...

So beautiful Lou!

Julie B said...

A great scrapbook page with so much detail included. Congrats on your 25th when it happens.
Thanks for sharing your project with us at Fantasy Stampers, hope to see you again. :)

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Gorgeous journal page with fabulous detailing, thank you for playing with Sweet Stampin' this week.

Warm hugs

Creations by Shirl said...

Very lovely! Thanks for joining Kitty Bee Aloha Friday Challenge!

Claire Boelema said...

Stunning piece! I love it x

Lou Sims said...

Fantastic romantic card which fits in perfectly with the "Romance" theme over at We Do Doobadoo Challenges . Lou (DT)

Cheryl said...

Beautiful, elegant and so vintagy!
Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

michele said...

Fabulous layout :) thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity hugs x

Craftnut said...

Thanks for joining us at allsorts tracy x

Chris D. said...

This layout is absolutely stunning! So much went into this! And congrats on 25 years together! Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

Anonymous said...

Just a beautiful page. Thanks for joining us over at Kitty Bee Design for this week's challenge.

DT Pam