Saturday, 27 September 2014

"Hello Darling" Layout for 7 Dots Studio

Hello again!  Back today to share my latest layout over at 7 Dots Studio HERE.
I used the 2014 COLD COUNTRY collection, designed by Ania Dabrowksa {Finnabair}.

  My base paper is "Lost Letter"" & I have also used the word
 & element stickers as well as the clear stamps from the same collection.

As you can see I got quite carried away here with both my base design
 as well as my embellishing.  This page is the last page in my son's 
school album, so I wanted to make it "fancy"!!

 I  used an ornate vintage doilymask {an actual plastic vintage doily}
 - they make THE BEST MASKS EVER} & thick modeling paste, at each side.  

  I gessoed over the entire background very thinly, using an old credit card,
 then I stamped all over with black archival ink, then used lots of Izinks, 
one of my latest obsessions, for the colourings. 

My vintage mask was a gift from my sweet friend MITRA from the US, 
as was this gorgeous bunch of Peacock feathers used.  My metals, bling 
& embellishments all come from Prima, of which I am incredibly obsessed ♥

What looks like a metal frame coming out from under the photo is actually a locally 
bought resin frame that comes already bronzed.  Ever so awesome.  I need more!!

The lovely shiny flairs comes from one of my new fave places, UmWow Studio.
I am trying a lot harder these days to keep my layouts flat but it's an uphill battle
at times I tell you.  I do love me a nice tactile flower cluster on occassion!!



Lizzy Hill said... and FLAT???!!! Nah...can't see that happening! Fabulous bg work....& I'm with you on the plastic doily for masking [aka Mitra???]...loving the peeping peacock feather,too.....wonderful 'last page' for his album:):)

Sandi Clarkson said...

Wowzers! Love the background work and these fabulous colors! Flat?? Ive solved my dilemma. I'm now giving most of my pages away! Lol.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wowwwwwww! GORGEOUS! I loveeeeeee the flowers, the feather and those frames!!!!!!!

Val-Belle said...

hahahahahah yes... flat and you - no way! And ... that is not a bad thing either. What do you do with all of your layouts are they all in albums. It does make them fat. :D I have just got rid of a whole lot of albums to my kids now they have their own spaces to clutter ;) I love the business of your layouts ... so much texture going on. This is a wonderful layout.

Unknown said...

This is amazing! Love every little detail!

Mitralee said...

wait, layouts are supposed to be flat? YOU SURE? I LOVE THIS SO MUCH! I really enjoyed having a good peep at it! The depth is pretty as are the feathers and that mask! Lots of mileage with that mask, no?

Riikka Kovasin said...

So gorgeous!

Denise Price said...

Sooo cool! I love "Cold Country" and how you've used it. What an excellent way to finish off an album.

yyam said...

Wow. LOVE the background texture and the colours here. Dramatic!

Denise van Deventer said...

Another gorgeous love the colouring and again...that background just fabulous! Love this one to bits! ;-)

Cheryl said...

WOW!!!!! that's it! just WOW!!

Eila Sandberg said...

Crikey! take about statement page for his album! adore the feathers and the pops of fuchsia, awesome background work. I say wow too! xoxo