Friday, 17 April 2015

Daisy Layout for Studio 75 using the Miss Olivia Collection

Hi everyone!  Just sharing my layout for the month up on the Studio 75 blog HERE
I had to use the Miss Olivia collection again, simply because I love it so much!
Now I am only left with off-cuts, but I can still make cards & tags!!  HA!!!

So let me walk you through my page...
The papers I have used are Miss Olivia 1 & 3.  
You can view the entire collection HERE.
If you are a fan of SHABBY style you need this collection!

I love that the Studio 75 papers are so gentle & pale.
This makes for the perfect backdrop for dramatic clusters of embellishments.

What I like to do is cut my papers into strips, squares & rectangles, as well as
tearing some of them.  Before I place them I drop a small amount of gesso onto
the centre of my page & use an old credit card to spread it out over my page.
I love how this creates an ethereal look & automatically blends everything together.

As you can see above, I pull the card across up & down, vertically & horizontally,
 with varying pressure, so that the gesso is thicker in some areas than others.
  This gives a very artsy look, which is what I like for my style. 

 Next I place the first papers straight into the gesso, which acts as an adhesive
 whilst it is still wet.  Then I layer my other papers on top using glue.

To make things more interesting I add a small amount of dry-wall tape, purchased 
from the Hardware store very cheaply.  I cut it roughly, not straight. 
 It adds a great texture!  This time I also added some lace as it had daisy flowers
 on it, & my page is about one of our cats, whose name is Daisy :)

I used some modeling paste with a delicate mask too, as well as some mists
 & some micro beads for all the texture I love so much!  You can see above
the effect of these papers together & can still see the subtle designs
 showing through.  That is the beauty of Studio 75 - it is not
 overpowering which is what makes it so very beautiful!

I picked out the colours from the papers - mainly shades of orange & greens,
 along with some neutrals, for my flowers & embellishments, as well as 
some richer reds to tie in with my photograph & give some WOW! factor!!

Lastly I pushed in some fine metallic threads using my awl {spikey tool} 
& anchored them down with some small pearls.  Life is in the details
 so they say :)  Thank you for visiting today :)


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Soooooooo gorgeous! LOVING the colors and the flowers!!!!!!!

Kris Berc said...

What a gorgeous layout Helen!

Jean Bullock said...

I love this. The delicate background is wonderful and I love the vivid colors of the beautiful embellishment. I pinned.

Melenia Agapides said...

Helen, I love your page! The clustering of flowers, the colour combo, the texture of the background, everything about it! Simply gorgeous!

Di Garling said...

This is sooo striking Helen, as you say, the pale papers with the dramatic clustering looks amazing. Sweet pic too.

Val-Belle said...

A stunning layout. Love the seed beeds on it and the gorgeous colour. Lovely

Lizzyc said...

Beautiful layout, so many details on your close ups.. and such pretty flowers too.. lovely creating!!

Lizzy Hill said...

soooooo beautiful:) Adore the the colours, the texture those Seed Beads.....YUM! It's really, really pretty:):)

Kathy G. said...

Such a beautiful layout. I love the colors and the addition of the beads and thread.

Sabrina Scrapbook said...

WOW this is VERY gorgeous!! Awesome work, Helen!!

Sabrina Scrapbook said...

Hello Helen, I just had to visit your home here, after seeing your layout at Studio75. WOW I love this layout Helen, so beautiful with all the perfect colors and flowers. The photo is good too! I enjoy seeing all the details. Excellent!!

Kathy Bradley said...

A beautiful layout with wonderful and vivid colors.

Mitralee said...

THIS page makes my happy! Lovely colors and those beads! SO SUPER PRETTY! love the gesso thinly spread over the drywall tape! I have some of that for you in DIFFERENT COLORS ready to send...

Denise van Deventer said...

Such a pretty page and the blooms and textures so amazing! Love the fun photo too! Just love this one! ;-)