Friday, 18 October 2013

"The One" Layout - Flourish With a Bling {Prima "Anna Maria"Collection/Lindy's Stamp Gang}

Haaaaappy Friday!! 
 I preschedule most of my posts these days but I am predicting, 
rather positively, that I will be feeling ALOT better by now!  
I sure hope so because I don't schedule in sickness LOL!  
{very inconvenient!!}

Now before you go wondering about my background...
I will let you in on a secret :)  I HATE WASTE!!  So...

When I am misting I place a plastic bag under my paper
 {not a box that can absorb the mist}then once I am finished
 I mop up the residual mist onto a sheet of plain cardstock.

(I don't use watercolour paper for this simply because it is 
more expensive & not usually necessary as the left-over mist 
doesn't completely saturate the paper so the warp is minimal).

And THAT is how this background came to be!  
TOTALLY random!!

Of course I added the masking down each side, using a new Prima
 mask, together with some hard modelling paste from Golden &
 some Lindy's Stamp Gang Embossing Powders in 
{a clear embossing powder with a 2-tone silver shimmer}.

This effect is UBER easy to achieve because you simply sprinkle the embossing powders onto your wet medium then dry both off at the same time - double the WOW for the same amount of effort = win/win!!

You can read all about the FWAB product used
 on this page in the actual post on their blog HERE.  

I must also add that the lovely chipboard flourishes I used to 
create the "heart" around the photo are a brand new release from
  Scrapmatts Chipboard in Australia & available for purchase HERE.

Most of the embellishments I've used here come from the new Prima 
"Anna Maria" Collection so to balance out the cost of my new
 goodies I used clothing tickets all around my photo - 
not patterned paper :)


yyam said...

Love the gorgeous background. So many fabulous details on this layout.

Hope you are feeling better now. Enjoy your weekend!

Elaine coustley said...

This is a fabulous layout.Love the background & layers of everything. I mist over plain card when I think of it, I will give your Idea ago. x

Lizzy Hill said...

WOW....just incredible mix of texture, colour & em bellies...& insure hope you're feeling on the mend by now:):):)

Val Thorpe said...

I love visiting your blog Helen, so many fab tips and tricks. I have been using a box for misting... that changes today. I have been sticking my MM layouts onto card after I am done.. I am still not wild about the non-smooth look but like everything else I will get over it in time. I used to be the same with doing single page layouts... now they don't bother me in a layout. Weird? I know huh! But there you go. I love the idea of embossing powder on gesso and will give that a go :D Now onto your layout. You know what I love most about your layouts is they are so full of colour.. never mind the layers and textures... I still need to get my head around that. I can be a little matchy matchy @@ I know... I am working on that too.... hell since I discovered all this stuff its like a complete mind warp.. baby steps for this old dog :D Love it :D <3

Sandi Smith said...

gorgeous many awesome details to look at!

Zeneva Kovic said...

A wonderful, colourful , textural layout! I have a few sheets of paper on the side that I use to pick up residual mist as well. I love the ramdomness.
Your daughter and her beau look so good together - like they were meant. Hope they continue as they are.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I hope you are feeling better now!!!

This is gorgeous!! I loveeeeee the flowers, the clouds... and the colors... the colors are JUST FABULOUS!!!!!

sandi said...

Wow!!!!!!!!! This is absolutely gorgeous! Stunning background and spread of embellies perfectly placed! Another beauty Helen!!!!!!

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carlies said...

Such wonderful details and textures on this. Adorable photo too! Beautiful layout!!

xx carla

Leonie said...

Absolutely stunning! I love it!

Margaret Mifsud said...

AWESOME!!!! How can that background be a random pickup from other sprayings when it looks so perfectly planned!! No fair. I could never get a background to look that fantastic, planned or not. Maybe I'm not adventurous enough. I looooove this page Helen. So full of colour and yummyness!! Absolutely stunning. I do hope you are feeling much better now. ox

Helen Wallace said...

A vibrant and random amalgam of scrappy goodness. Lots of lovely layers and colours and yet the photo remains the focal point....Stunning :)

Lynnda said...

i hope by now you are feeling much better!... Thinking of you Helen!...

Loving the gorgeous background!... This layout is absolutely beautiful!... hugs...x

Desire Fourie said...

So much of beautiful eye candy going on here. Pleased to hear that are gradually feeling better.
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Bellaidea said...

wow, this is just one great page even if looks like a wall of love!

Lynette said...

Your background is indeed a "happy" accident. Gorgeous. I love the effect of the embossing powders on the modelling paste. In fact I cannot wait to get my package from Lindy's.

Jasmine S said...

Waste not want not I say too. Love the background and colour.

Eila Sandberg said...

I SO love your random glory! and the embossing powder on the modelling paste - oh là là! xoxo