Wednesday, October 10, 2018

You light up my day!

Today I want to share my layout which I made for the Oktober Challenge of 13@rts. 

The moodboard of 13@rts has a vintage feeling and the theme is; "Petticoats & Pleats", so I had to use this fairytale picture of a little girl with a petticoat tulle ball gown with lots of pleats.

Let me share with you how I created this layout; You light up my day! I still had this beautiful sheet "Dreaming" of the beautiful collection "Aura Rosa" from 13@rts  and it fits so nicely to this pretty picture of the little girl and the idea I already had for this layout. First I have rubbed the paper entirely with Clear Gesso from Finnabair, so that I could continue with my layout. My next step was stamping the background behind the photo with stencils of 13@rts; "Beads and vines", "Bubbles" and the numbers of "Butterflies", derfore I used Distress Ink of Tim Holtz in the following colors; "Peacock feathers", "Rusty hinge", "Vintage photo", "Crushed olive" and "Mowed lawn". To create a 3D effect, I applied half butterflies with modeling paste and colored it with "Crushed olive".
My eye felt on two butterfly stamps I have of Finnabair, so decide to add them to my background.
Used my Big Shot to make with my dies a branches circle and some branches with leaves. And to finish my layout off I added washi text tape in small pieces, clipping sticker with "Daylight dreams" of Tim Holtz, stamp with "You light up my day!" on a little piece of paper and added a mix of clear gesso with mini beads and glitter.

And this is the endresult of it, hope you liking it!

Products I used:

  • 13@rts Paper of the collection Aura Rosa "Dreaming"
  • 13@rts Stencil "Beads and vines"
  • 13@rts Stencil "Bubbles"
  • 13@rts Stencil "Butterflies"
  • Prima Clear Gesso
  • Tim Holtz Distress ink "Peacock feathers"
  • Tim Holtz Distress ink "Rusty hinge"
  • Tim Holtz Distress ink "Vintage photo"
  • Tim Holtz Distress ink "Crushed olive"
  • Tim Holtz Distress ink "Crushed olive"
  • Tim Holtz Distress Glitter "Tarnished brass"
  • Tim Holtz Distress Glitter "Rusty hinge"
  • Tim Holtz Idea-ology Clippings stickers "Daylight dreams"
  • Pigment Modeling Paste
  • Stamp "You light up my day!"
  • Washi text tape
  • Mini beads "Brown"
  • Glitter two different colors "Green"
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  1. Love this color combo and what a great photo you used! Thank you for joining 13arts challenge

    1. Thank you so much Bellaidea, I appriciate it a lot.

  2. beautiful page! Love the colors too! thanks for playing along with us at 13 Arts :)

    1. Thanks Shona, I appriciate your comment a lot.

  3. Simply Stunning! Thank you for playing along with our challenge at 13 Arts xx

    1. Dear Fiona! Thanks for your sweet compliment, I appriciate it a lot. xoxo

  4. OH!!!!Fabulous creation!!! Love it! Thank you for playing at 13Arts!

    1. Dear Christina Lampropoulou, thank you so much, I appriciate your compliment a lot!


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