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TUTORIAL: C126 CIRCLE OF LIFE SINGLE PAGE LAYOUT BY MARIE SMITH

TUTORIAL: C126 CIRCLE OF LIFE SINGLE PAGE LAYOUT BY MARIE SMITH
My Love For You
Created by Marie Smith
South Africa

For this project, you will need:

  • One sheet each of FabScraps C126 Circle of Life papers C126-007, C126-009 and C126-010.
  • Fabscraps Dragonlfy stencil DS 114
  • Fabscraps clear or white craft glue
  • Fabscsraps cardstock Bay blue (for photo matting)

 

Other products:

  • Chipboard elements by the The Purple Magnolia PM-003 (swirls); PM-029 (cast-iron door); and PM-023 (dandelion)
  • Lindy’s Gang mixed media embossing powder Don’t cream aquamarine
  • Versamark embossing ink pad or Ranger Distress embossing dabber
  • Glimmer/shimmer spray in dark purple and aqua
  • Crafters Mother of pearl paint – Rose
  • Prima Opal magic acrylic paint
  • Purple microbeads
  • Purple glass beads
  • Gauze (colour with purple spray)
  • Texture paste
  • Glitter paste
  • Paper flowers

 

Instructions:

  1. Fussy cut the elements from the two fussy-cut pages.
  2. Apply embossing ink to chipboard door. Sprinkle mixed media powder over the chipboard. Shake off excess and set the embossing powder with a heat tool for embossing.
  3. Colour the chipboard swirls with purple shimmer spray and aqua shimmer/glimmer sprays.
  4. Colour the chipboard dandelions with mother-of-pearl craft paint.
  5. Adhere photo mat to cardboard, cut slightly smaller than the photo mat, to “lift” it and give dimension to the layout. Adhere to the layout page (C126-007).
  6. Use only one half of the chipboard door and slide in behind the photo mat.
  7. Use texture paste to stencil a dragonfly to the top right-hand corner of the layout. Add shimmer paste or glitter.
  8. Adhere photo to photo mat.
  9. Arrange fussy-cut elements, chipboard swirls, gauze and paper flowers on the layout.
  10. Add flower pearls, glass beads and sequins for texture.
  11. Use Opal Magic acrylic paint to add highlights and/or mute aqua and purples on chipboard swirls where necessary, as well as on paper flowers.
  12. Add sentiment of your choice to complete the layout.

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