Hello there! I hope this finds you well..
It is my turn over on the SCRAPMATTS BLOG for this month so I would like to share what I have created.. Life at the moment is quite busy with family things happening so I need to find a way to create that does not take a lot of time.. Getting in my scrap room and staying there to create just has not been happening as much as I would like it to... So I photographed my steps to how I created my layout to hopefully give you some hints on creating when time is hard to find..
(I have copied from the Scrapmatts Blog)
Firstly, I create a simple design of my papers and where my photo will go..
Then I lightly pencil in under my papers and photo to give me an idea of where to stencil.. No use stencilling where it will be covered.
I have used black gesso for my stencilling and I also used the black gesso to color all my chipboard pieces.. I love the drama the black color creates on a page.
After painting all the chipboard I was going to use, I cut the Sticks chipboard into pieces and made sure they would fit around my layout and not get hidden too much, after all the chipboard was adding great texture and interest. I then carefully stuck my papers and photo down and glued the chipboard down too..
I fussy cut some flowers from the papers and lifted them up with some old cardboard and placed some cogs around my layout too to add a masculine element,
I like the contrast of the softness of the flowers against the boldness of the black elements!
I love the Boho arrow and words and this became the title for my layout.. Chevrons are also a fabulous embellishment too for any type of layout.
And the finished layout..
The finishing touch was to trim a little off two sides of the layout and then put the whole page on a piece of black cardstock and rip the edges randomly to add a bit more texture. I love how the black seems to add more details to the look of the layout, but really this was quite a simple layout to create. I hope I have inspired you with my layout and sharing how I created it..
So thanks once again for dropping by and thanks for the lovely comments you leave me.. I do appreciate you taking the time..
until next time.... please take care..