Hunting Easter Eggs Scrapbook Layout
Hi everyone, it's Anita and today I want to share a layout with you. I only had two small photos of my girls from this Easter (this was pre-digital era) so I wanted to use a lot of color and texture, but not neccesarily a ton of "stuff" that would overshadow my photos.
I started by using Gelatos® to color modeling creme and applied it to my background paper using a stencil.
Once it was dry I applied two colors of Gelatos® to a small piece of sponge and rubbed the color lightly over the raised area. You can blend the colors right on the foam sponge and apply directly to your project!
I used Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils to color the butterflies by outlining in a darker color and adding accents on the wings with a lighter color. I blended with a small brush and water. This one shown has a lighter outline and is the pale butterfly on the layout. The darker butterfly on the layout I used a much thicker outline.
I really wanted to use these banners on my layout, but they just weren't the right color. Inking them would not give me the result I wanted. So I got out another piece of foam sponge and applied a little bit of Metalic Rose Gelatos® to it and buffed the edges of the paper all the way around. It covered up the white edges and colored them just enough to blend in to the color scheme I was using. I also used this same sponge, with more of the same color applied, to tint the edges of my flowers.
To get the bright green color on my wooden leaves I used a base coat of PITT® Pastel Pencil, two colors of Gelatos® - Margarita mix on the inside of the leaves and Banana on the outer edges. I finished up with my Stamper's Big Brush Pen in May Green #170 for the veins. I used my PITT® Journal Pen in XS for all my journaling.
I am so sad to say this is my last post as a Guest Design Team Member for Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft. I have had a wonderful time with this great group of ladies and hope to work with them again in the future. Happy Scrapping everyone :o)
Suppies from Faber-Castell®:
Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils, BLUE Set, #153, #154
Mixed Media Sampler, GREEN Set, PITT Pastel Pencil #170
Mixed Media Aquarelle and Ink, GREEN Set, Stamper's Big Brush Pen May Green
Other supplies: patterned papers, die cuts, flowers, wood shapes, pearls: Kaiser Craft / ribbon, chipboard bird: Maya Road / cardstock: Bazzill / button: Fancy Pants / stencil: craft supply / punch: Fiskars
Anita is a SAHM whose kids have flown the nest. She is currently driving her husband crazy redecorating the house and hoping to get her first flock of chickens this spring. She keeps busy doing freelance design work for a variety of manufacturers and teaching at the local scrapbook store.