Sandi here with you today sharing another layout created with the February 2017 Scraps of Elegance Kit called "Watercolor Wishes." This time I decided to go a teeny bit more masculine. Emphasis on "teeny" as it turned out!
These are my sweet twin grandons, Danny and Bobby. I admit to having a tough time scrapping boys, so I just create like normal but throw in some metal, chipboard and other natural elements.
My base layer is the 49 and Market Heirloom Botanicals Conservatory, side B (the woodgrain) while my long photo layers are the same paper side A and a neutral paper from the KaiserCraft Ooh la la Collection, Je t'aime. To create some masculine vibe, I randomly punched the KaiserCraft paper with a notebook punch from my stash .. then inked and distressed it. The base paper was treated with clear gesso and then splattered with watered down white gesso and misted with more water.
The Blue Fern Studios Butterfly Rings chipboard is from the Elements add-on. It was coated with gesso and then heat embossed with a variety of embossing powders from my stash as well as the Lindy's Stamp Gang Bavarian Blue Magicals from the Color add-on, applied with the other embossing powders were still hot. The florals around through the entire page are the 49 and Market Amber Melange found in the Floral add-on. For me, the floral add-on Kit is always a must!
Here I took the opportunity to use one of the Finnabair vintage clock trinkets found in the Main Kit. They would be so cute around the clock images in the paper collection! I've added some cheesecloth and art stones from my stash to add texture. I love the flowing fern-like leaves found in the 49 and Market Amber Melange pack!
The Elements add-on included these sweet Steampunk clear glass bottles which I've filled here with some random art stones. These bottles are made by Solid Oak Ins. After filing one, I just adhered it to the paper and tucked it in the floral cluster.
My title was created with a word note from the KaiserCraft Ooh la la Tres Chic paper along with a product cut away from one of my 49 and Market Harmony papers.
This is really the same general image but it's a good close-up of several of the products I've just mentioned above.
In the lower right corner I created a cluster with images fussy cut from the Herloom Botanicals Cut Out papers, more florals and the other metal clock from the Finnabair metal trinkets package. It helped balance the page and made the 2 corners more cohesive. Of course, I used more cheesecloth and art stones to get that texture I love.
Another angle of the same corner.
And lastly, a couple more close-up photos to show you the dimension created on the page.
So, there you have it … a masculine page using the gorgeous and oh so romantic Watercolor Wishes Scraps of Elegance Kit. Although the Kit is sold out, many of the add-ons are available in the Scraps of Darkness online STORE. Please visit and shop away!
See you soon! Have fun creating!
~ Sandi ~