Lets get this party started with a little bit of love for the 'Sirena' stamp and a fun candid picture form a fun weekend with our niece! I have to start by saying this is my favourite stamp from the last release and I don't think I would be able to stop using it!!! So she will be my girl for this one:) So head to your stash, pick up a few fave supplies and lets get creating!!
Once deciding where I would place my main image, I decided where my stamp would be placed. (they would go in the top left section of the layout.) So that's exactly where I started, with a stamped image of 'Sirena". (tip: make sure to use a stamp pad with ink that won't react with whatever sprays you use to maintain a crisp clean image)
I applied Golden fibre paste through a stencil peeking out around where my photo would be, and overlapping a bit of of the stamped image. I also applied some stencilling in the bottom right corner as well. Allow to air dry.
Select 3 co-ordinating spray colors and unscrew their tops off. Spray the stencilled areas with water. While the page is still wet use the 'straw' part of the sprayer and drag it along the edged of the paper and raised stencil areas. Dip the straw into the spray as much as needed to add more color. I made sure to apply all three colors together, while everything is still wet. I tilted the paper to allow for some beautiful drips. This also allows them to slightly blend together.
To add a few details and enhance the stencilling from the previous step I messy sketched around the shapes with a permanent thin sharpie pen. I really love the look of a messy outline look!!
Behind where the focal point/photo will be I arranges some thread to peek out from behind the photo.
Next up, arrange all of the goodies I have pulled out. These embellishments were super simple but effective to the layout and photo:)
I started with an assortment of white flowers. I sprayed then with the same spray colors from step 1.
A few tags, some scrap holes I cut off of watercolour paper pads and some flowers and I was set! I had a few leftover project life cards with the perfect sentiments for this layout!!
So the layering started, I made sure to arrange everything and generally lay it out before adhering anything down to make sure it looked good before making it permanent.
Once all of the embellies are stuck down and dry, I places a piece of scrap paper over my photo and took the same colors from Step 1 and splattered them over the stencilled areas... Then to tie it all together I added a few splatters of white gesso:)
And a few close ups!!!
The thing I love the most about this layout is that it doesn't need a ton of supplies to create!!!!
Thank you so much for popping in and checking out my first layout back:) For more from me pop into my blog or Facebook for more tutorials and product reviews and all things crafty! Also be sure to peruse around the BG blog to be further inspired by the amazing DT!