I am so very honored to be part of the reveal this month for Scraps of Elegance gorgeous
September 2013 Simply Shabby Chic Kit
This kit is full of the beautiful Prima Delight and Fabscraps Shabbylicous papers and embellishments.
My first layout is based on Suepup's gorgeous sketch:
I used a beautiful photo of my daughter Aine at the Viale di Bolgheri, a beautiful avenue of trees near a village we visited in Tuscany.
I fussy-cut some of the doilies from one of the Delight papers and started my layering. Lots more fussy cut images from the collection and gorgeous Prima flowers, flair and tags.
I used the gorgeous "Stunning" chippie from Fabscraps, priming it with gesso then coloring it with Shimmerz Bed of Roses from the Color Add On.
I did a playful layout for my second one, Aine holding up the leaning tower of Pisa!!! Really, she is very strong!!
Again, I used the Prima embellies in the kit, can you tell I love Delight?? More tags, flair and fussy cut images. I also used some of the notecards included in the kit. The background is colored with Shimmerz Bed of Roses Spray and masked with the Gritty Graphite Texturez from the Color Add On. I also used another of Renea's gorgeous butterflies from the kit.
I have used my Timmy Tiny Attacher to staple the fussy cut images onto the layout and had fun using some thread piles to add texture to my layout.
I also used a new Prima brick wall stamp to add some interest to the background.
(I'd like to enter my Pisa layout into the ArtTastic challenge for September: quirky and fun!
I think this one fits the bill!!)
My third layout features both my girls. My daughter Aisling is hard to capture in photos, she is forever making silly faces, grumpy faces or just running away... I managed to get this great photo in an alleyway in a local village near where we were staying. Thank you very much to Lisa Gregory for using her magic and software to enhance this photo and really bring out the terra cotta walls and texture of the cobblestones.
I picked out a European map paper from the collection. Perfect!! I even painted in Italy with my Shimmerz paint to highlight it! I used loads of note cards from Delight, the gorgeous Prima key resin, Maya Road and Prima flowers and the really stunning window die cuts from the Fabscraps Shabbylicious collection. I also added some Molossi cobblestone chipboard pieces.
I added the Shimmerz Texturez gritty graphite to the cobblestones for texture, and to the background. I lightened it on the background by adding a damask mask and molding paste.
For finishing touches I added gesson and cheesecloth to the flower cluster.
I will have another layout and many cards to share later on in the month!! Stay tuned!!