Hi All! I'm so happy to be sharing with you today my first layout using Janene Meyerowitz's beautiful Flower Fairies of Spring collection! I was delighted to be asked to be a guest designer today using this amazing, whimsical collection! And I was so thrilled when I first got my hands on this lovely collection....loving the heavy weight of the paper, so nice for fussy cutting and mixed media products!
I was Immediately drawn to the backside of the paper called 'Seedlings'....such a pretty background design! It made me think of this photo I took of my oldest daughter Chloe, when she was a baby. So I chose this paper as my main background. Then I noticed the pretty Ivy design on the paper called 'From the Root' and thought it would make a lovely matting frame for my background paper. The third paper I went with was the 'Spring Cut Out Sheet'....I cut out a bunch of the pretty images to use with foam pop adhesive dots to add these elements to my page design.
Dusty Attic Product used in this project:
~ Decorative Scroll #1
~ Flower Buds
~ Mini Captions #9
~ Dusty Attic Gloss Varnish
Above are the Shimmerz mixed media products I used in making up this page. You can order Shimmerz Paints HERE. NOTE: You can get your FREE/Bonus Shimmerz Paints product in the color of your choice if you mention my name in your next order! :)
I hope you all enjoyed my little tutorial and feel inspired to create your own whimsical mixed media layout using Flower Fairies of Spring papers and embellishments! I'm posting a few close-ups of the layout that you can peruse at your leisure....
I used a Dusty Attic 'Elegant Scrolls' Frame to encircle the photo of my daughter and used a variety of products to add texture to the frame. I began with using a Tim Holtz Harlequin Stencil with homemade texture paste on the bottom layer of the stencil. I then painted it with a wonderful metalic paint by Shimmerz called 'Penny 4 Your Thoughts Inklingz'...the top layer of the stencil got a coat of Shimmerz 'Artie-choked' Texturez.
The smaller matching scroll got the same treatment in mixed media product as the larger frame. I also spritzed some Cheesecloth with Shimmerz 'See Ya Latte' and 'Olive Branch' Spritzes and adhered it to the background paper. I tucked a leaf cut out from the Spring Fairies cut-out sheet and a butterfly in the center of the design (from the cut out sheet as well).
Janene has these fabulous new products in her store 'The Scrapbook Diaries' called 'Prills'....I'm totally obsessed with them! Here I used the Lavender Ice Prills on the tips of my Dusty Attic 'Flower Buds' and 'Lavender' Chippies. I just put nice big globs of Aleene's glue on them and poured the little colorful balls all over them. I just love the effect they give!
....And, once I started playing with these Prills, I couldn't stop! Used them on the chipboard and around my photo area as well. I really liked how the purple/lavender color went with the blue/green/sepia colors on the background paper. (sorry about the stray piece of burlap on there....was to lazy to retake the pic when I was posting...but still wanted to share the close-up so you could see the effect on the chipboard :P
And seriously, how cute are those little flower fairy images!! Not only are these sweet l'il images scattered tastefully over all the papers but you get a bunch of the adorable images on the Cut Out sheet! Love that! ...I also added some burlap trim under my photo frame for added rustic texture, this wonderful stuff is available by the roll (in a nice workable small roll) at The Scrapbook Diaries....
There are 3 different styles available, the one above, a coarser burlap and a cream color burlap. I also used these adorable Burlap/Canvas blossoms by 49 and Market....such a sweet design, don't you think!
I hope you all enjoyed checking out my first (of many I'm sure!) pages I made using the gorgeous 'Flower Fairies of Spring' collection and hope I've inspired you play and get your 'whimsy' on! You can find most of the products I've used above at Janene's online store The Scrapbook Diaries! xo