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Monday, 6 March 2017

Spread your wings and fly by Anita Enright

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Hello Everyone!
Anita here again today to share with you a layout I have created for goodies from the L'Aquarelle collection.

For this layout I decided to concentrate on some stamping and mixed media, building the textures.

So have you gotten hold of the Couture Creations Anna Griffin mixed media products yet.  I have to say I absolutely love the gesso to prepare my papers as it is so light and it dries so quickly which is what I need due to my impatience when creating.  I also love love love the embossing paste.  It is just like beautiful light and fluffy buttercream icing.  
Below you will see the Mixed Media products that I have used on the layout.

To start the layout I have taken some Snow White Ultimate Crafts Cardstock and coated it with a light coverage of the Acrylic Gesso.  If you like you can fasten the drying process with your heat gun but be gentle as too much heat will make the cardstock curl.

Next in a small spritz bottle with water add a good mix of the green and blue Pigment Powders to mix to a shade that you like.  You now have your own customised pearlised spritz.
Spray the page where you want coverage.  I had issues with my spray bottle so I assisted the blending with my fingers to get a better coverage.
Once the my spray was dry I then took my embossing paste and the Daisy Batik stencil and added some more texture to the cardstock. 
I next took some black spray and using the insert flicked some black ink lightly across the layout.

Below is how my pearlised spray and embossed stencil came up.

 Next I stamped up the single flower from the Flowers & Flourishes stamp set, and also two of the butterflies from the 'Spread your Wings' set. 
I poured out a little of the pearlised spritz on to a plate and soaked up the majority of the moisture.  The remainder on the plate I used and painted on to the flowers that I stamped.  Make sure you use an archival black ink so that the ink does not bleed when water touches it.

Enjoy fussy cutting the four flowers and two butterflies.  
I used a couple of other stamps from my personal collection to add a few 'lines' of stamping to my page, I then hot glued some lace down the length of the page. 

After mounting the photo on 3D foam tape, it is then just about laying the flowers and butterflies.  I added a few extra butterflies just stamped on the cardstock and because I loved the dragonflies so much added a couple of them as well from the Spread Your Wings stamp set.  I also used the sentiment from the same set as my page title.
To finish the page I coloured some of the snow white 3mm pearls with black permanent pen and once dry to touch placed some over the page. 
To finish I drew a thin line around the edge of the layout to frame it.

Below are a few closeups of the page.

Products Used

Thank you for stopping by today.  
Until next time...... happy crafting.




Ann Davies said...

Such a beautiful layout! You should have been a tutor at the CIL weekend Gorgeous work

Maree Kerwin said...

So beautiful!!!! I love the colour and the stamping. Love how you coloured your flowers to match. It works so perfectly with your beautiful photo. I love your layout.!!!!!❤❤❤❤🙂

Chris Valentine said...

Loving this. Just bought the Anna Griffin embossing paste and love what you've done here so am eager to try it now. The stamped flowers coloured look great and the black pearls is a great addition. Must try that! Thanks for the ideas. Looking great.

Anita Enright said...

Thank you Ann that is such a lovely compliment...... maybe next year 😊

Anita Enright said...

I loved doing this layout Chris and I love love love the embossing paste. It's my favourite.

Anita Enright said...

Thank you Maree

Couture Creations said...

Ann Davies, We totally agree and wish we could have our whole Design Team teaching at #CreativeInspirationLive.
You will be happy to know Anita will be teaching for us at the Scrapbook & Papercraft Expo in June. Look out for details soon

Kerrie Gurney said...

Anita i love this layout so much ...just gorgeous and fab tutorial too

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