Friday, June 24, 2016

Imagine This Life Layout

Hi Friends:  Today's creation is a scrapbook layout of my daughter's wedding.

 Full Layout:

 Area Detail:

I selected some of my favorite MME papers and prepped the top layer with clear gesso.  I used embossing paste and the Teresa Collins Damask stencil to add some texture and dimension.  I got really messy and used Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays to color my doily and flowers (colors listed below).  I used the same sprays to color the background.  (As usual, the photos don't fully capture the sparkle of the LSG sprays - they are truly sparkly and lovely in person.)  I used Distress Stain to color the cotton lace.  The Blue Fern Brittania Flourish chipboard and the title letters were inked with Versamark, then heat embossed with LSG embossing powders (colors listed below).  I backed the photo with the same MME papers, then added it to the layout over the ribbons, lace, and doilies.  All other flowers, chipboard, and embellishments were added, with a bit of cheesecloth peeking through.  I finished with a bit of beads and some LSG ink splatters.  Thanks for taking a peek!  Have a super weekend!

Challenges Entered:
Add Some Shimmer
Imagine and Get Messy

#25 with Texture
Blue Fern June Sketch Challenge
Use Patterned Paper

Products Used:
Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste WHITE (SSS)
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Stain WEATHERED WOOD (SSS)
Tim Holtz Idea-ology COLLAGE KEYS (SSS)
Tsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD (SSS)
Lindy's Stamp Gang Sprays (SSS): Midnight Rendevous Raven, Blazing Sun, Tibetan Poppy Teal, Rusty Lantern Lime, TiffanyLou Blue
Lindy's Stamp Gang embossing powders (Amazon): Reindeer Moss Green, Oakleaf Olive, Byzantine Bronze, Midnight Pewter, Desert Moon Turquoise
Teresa Collins Basically Essential Stencil, 12 by 12-Inch, Damask (Amazon)
Liquitex Professional Clear Gesso Surface Prep (Amazon)
Petaloo Textured Elements - Mini Blossoms - Teal (Amazon)
Kaisercraft Sea Breeze Paper Blooms (Amazon)
American Crafts Thickers Woodgrain Chipboard Letter Stickers, Forest (Amazon)
Blue Fern Brittania Flourish chipboard
K&Company Engraved Garden Medallion stickers
Prima Say it in Crystals teal lace
Halcraft Tiny Glass Marbles ad Beads -Country Lake
MME Wild Asparagus papers

Other Items from my stash:  cheesecloth, paper doilies, Wyla cotton lace, wooden clock, seed beeds, tiny butterfly


  1. Wow Patti you sure got your messy on here. Love what you have created, the textures and the colours. Awesome. Love the photo too. Thanks for playing along with us at More Than words.

  2. Love this mixed media work with patterned papers! Colors are stunning!Thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! Barbara

  3. Oh what a gorgeous background and beautiful colours! That picture is fabulous! Thank you for getting messy with us this month at More Than Words!

  4. brilliant bakground and ofcourse proyect!
    thanks fro playing with us at More Than Words!

  5. Fabulous work on the layout and what a fun photo.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  6. This is awesome!! I love the messy background and the photo is priceless! Well done! All the best from MTW! :)

  7. Love your LO and the amazing texture - wow!! Love the embossing paste detail and the watercolor look!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

  8. Such a powerful layout! Thank you for playing with us at More than Words!

  9. What an amazing LO! The photo is priceless and your intricate BG work is outstanding! Gorgeous design! Congrats on your SSS spotlight!

  10. Wonderful creation! I love background and all detail
    Thank for your always encouraging me


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