Flying Unicorns and LemonCraft Papers
Here is a layout I created using the July, Your Passion Your Art, and LemonCraft papers.
Wow, the LemonCraft papers are really a joy to use - well even just to look at and toss in your stash - the box that says "for adoring only - do not use - do not cut". If you are a papercrafter, you most definitely have a stack with this designation. This is where only the most gorgeous papers go. Unfortunately, since this came in my Design Team kit, I had to close my eyes and cut into them ( and weep whilst I cut).
This layout is the result of many tears. No worries. My papers did not warp from being wet. I blotted them up immediately before the warping set in. ha!
This page looks more complex than it really was. In essence this was probably a 20 min page because the paper really created the layout on it's own, my embellishments were just a little extra.
OK so what did I do? How did I make this so fast? Here is what I did:
OK start with the base layer of LemonCraft ( weep weep sob). Make your peace with it that you have to use it - then move on confidently.
Ink the layer with inks or chalk ink. See the pink in the bottom photo? I added that. It's Colorbox Mixd Media Inx in Peaches. Only after I have added pink to the page, at that point I am ready to add a stencil.
See the stenciling below? That is actually Prima's gate stencil. I used the gate stencil for the top of the page then turned the stencil upside down and used it on the bottom of the page - in the photo below.
I sprinkled some chunky embossing enamel on my page and heated it up to add some white flecks on the layout. I did not use embossing liquid, I sprinkled the embossing enamel right on to the page. The embossing liquid only acts to keep the embossing powder or enamel securely in place - for example if you are using a stamp with an image you need to keep secure. This was not my case. I really didn't care where the embossing powder or enamel landed.
Next I cut a cardboard circle for the photo mat and added it to the page.
Last step embellishing. I cut some butterflies, flowers from the LemonCraft paper ( sob sob weep) and added them to my page. The fabric flowers were tucked in to give dimension.
The "Dream " word is a wood diecut - very delicate and perfect here.
This is what the page looks like without the photo. It's for sale in my ETSY shop..but hold on....it will have a few companion pages so look for them as well. I will gladly pop your photo in the layout if you provide one for me. I can make your photo sepia or black & white.
I will also pop you photo into the companion page as well.
You can find the July Your Passion Your Art right here.
Flying Unicorns - July
Paper - House of Roses by LemonCraft
Flair Button - House of Roses by LemonCraft
Petaloo Flowers - Calla Lilies & Berries Ivory 1106001
Prima Gate Stencil (retired design)
Stampendous Chunky white embossing enamel
Prima Super Heavy Gesso
Clearsnap - Mixd Media Inx in Peaches
Petaloo Mulberry Flowers in cream