Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Summer Songbird

I just had some photos developed yesterday from last week's cottage time and got the urge to document this fun memory of cousin Hadley as she was singing her little heart out.

Supplies: patterned papers, flower die cuts, stickers (Basic Grey), stencil, fabric flower, clay flower, metal flower, golden wood leaf (Prima), texture paste and Distress Stickles (Ranger), glitter liner (Viva), gelato (Faber-Castell), gesso (Golden), pen (CTMH), thread (misc.)

I cracked open the June Limited Edition kit from My Creative Scrapbook, full of Basic Grey's Tea Garden collection and Prima goodies along with a Kristine Davidson sketch which in combination was ideally suited to the single photo and its colours.

Texture pasted the background using the Prima Wild Flowers stencil. Then added some glitter to the leaves and colour splatters to the background with a Metallic Mint gelato and water mixture.

It was very relaxing to just play with the paper, distressing the edges and adding touches of gesso to give it all a bit of a shabby feel as well as playing with levels and layers.

Entering this one into Frilly and Funkie's Raise It Up Challenge and Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge of Anything Goes.



Andrea Ockey Parr said...

This layout is amazing! What an absolutely wonderful job you did of preserving such a precious moment. The picture you used is adorable and I'm very impressed that you got your pics developed so soon after your get-away! I think I still have some pictures from 1997 that are waiting to be developed, so kudos to not being a procrastinator like me! The color palette on this piece is so happy and refreshing and the elements are perfect for a little girl without being juvenile at all. This is both elegant and whimsical and Hadley is lucky to have such a talented cousin! Thanks for sharing your inspiring piece with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

Melinda Thompson said...

This is such a beautiful and eye catching layout! Love your design and all the distressing! Thanks for visiting me recently on my made my day :) xo

Shelly Hickox said...

Lovely layering and textures and what an adorable picture! Thanks so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie!

Sue C said...

Beautiful layout and love the layering. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x