Saturday, July 11, 2009

First Layout in Months!

So I finally did a layout... it has been months since I'd done one, and when I sat down to do it I had the thought of oh no I've forgotten how to do this! But I love the end result! It was one of those fussy layouts I do from time to time that takes forever but I'm pleased with the result so it was worth the time.

I'm sure there are easier ways to get the look of the background, but what I did was glue bright green lace cardstock to neon orange cardstock and then painted the whole thing ivory. It took quite a few coats (I told you it was fussy!), and I kind of like that in some spots you can faintly see the green showing through. There is also some masking done in Distress ink (frayed burlap I think) and some stickles overtop, just underneath the photo and flowers, but I don't think you can see it in the photo, it's very subtle. The rest is a mixture of stuff I had laying around... the majority of the flowers are Prima but a few are ones I picked up at the dollar store. The butterfly was in the wedding section at M's, sequines you can pick up anywhere, the letters are K & Co. and the trims I picked up at Fabricville and Walmart.

There you have it! Thanks for looking!

1 comment:

Jillian said...

There have to be easier ways, but I don't know if it would look as spectacular! I wish I could see all those tiny details! Beautiul Carla!