Hi there peeps - welcome to my world. Anyone who visited my desk yesterday will have seen me making a start on creating some tropical bird cards based on a favourite scrapbook layout (in a vain attempt to ignore the wintery weather!!) The layout by Ingvild Bolme can be found HERE. And this is my take on it with one of the cards...
As soon as I saw Ingvild's design it made me think of a set of Nicecrane Designs digital images called Fascinating Birds. Aren't they so colourful?
The whole thing started with some pale brown K&Co patterened paper from my stash, edged with DI Vintage Photo.
Then it was over to my favourite Artemio script background, embossed in white. Next I masked off the edges to create a coloured central panel (a mix of DI Bundled Sage/Stormy Sky/Peeled Paint).
Finally for the background I added white texture paste birdcages through a lovely TCW mask.
Next I took one of the digital images and cut into the bottom of it, echoing the way the bird tails hung down on Ingvild's layout.
Having already placed a strip of beautiful lace down the right-hand side of the card, I layered the digital image over it with an embossed 'frame' (one of my texture paste embossed diecuts coloured with DI Bundled Sage and Walnut Stain).
On Ingvild's layout she embellished her images with lots of flowers and leaves. I wanted to include some flora but knew it couldn't be overdone on a project one quarter the size of the original.
Included in my stash of previously 'rejected' items were some grunge paper flowers, stamped in gold embossing powder on paper which had already been painted with DP Picket Fence and DI Bundled Sage. Each one has a plain white button centre.
I completed the 'layout' by adding; punched antique gold card and olive textured card leaves; a yellow mulberry paper flower (with a brad coloured with alcohol ink to match the red on the bird); a small white die cut shape in the top right-hand corner; and a sentiment stamped in black Archival Ink.
I was happy with the way Ingvild's layout translated onto this card and as a result will be looking through other scrap layouts to see if they too could work in this way.
So that's it for tonight. As my card contains both green and brown I am entering it into the following challenges;
Hope it inspires you to take a look at layouts in a different way too. Hugs, Jenny x