Friday, January 18, 2013

Secret Garden

Hi!  Today I would like to share my latest scrapbook page!  I created this based on a challenge that I am participating in at Swirlydoos

I had such fun creating this page!  I really should scrapbook more, but this page took a week to do!  And there's one picture on it!  Hahahaha! 

The original challenge was to create a 3-D embellishment that was to be added to a layout, card, altered piece.  I decided to create a garden gate w/ ivy and roses.  I cut the garden gate from the Moonlight Garden Party SVG file from  I cut two identical gates and glued them together.  This creates a more sturdy gate when you start piling on the embellishments!

I painted the whole gate w/ Picket Fence Ranger Distress Crackle Paint and let it dry.  There weren't enough cracks in it, so I double coated it w/ Rock Candy Crackle Paint.  This is more like it!  I then sponged Walnut Stain Distress Ink to age it.

I stamped Kitchen Sink Stamps Ivy several times and fussy cut them out.  I adhered them to the gate, and then added the roses that I have in my stash from Swirlydoos!

Here's a closeup of the distressing!  I just LOVE crackle paint!!!!
 Here's the finished layout!  Isn't Olivia just beautiful?!  This picture was taken right after she was born!
  Here's a closeup of the picture and some of the embellishments!
Ok, so what did I use?  Here we go!
Paper: Prima Firefly Collection (cut w/ Simon Simple Shapes:;
           Pink Core'dinations c/s 12"x12" which I sanded down, distressed the edges, and then added a few 
                 layers of Rock Candy Crackle Paint.  I sponged Walnut Stain around the edges to age it.

           K & Co. Baby Girl stack, which I cut into a circle for the background layer of the picture.
           Perfect Plum for frame layer around photo, and swirls

Stamps: Kitchen Sink Stamps Ivy:  Ink: 1. Certainly Celery, 2. Mellow Moss, 3. Always Artichoke,
                                                            4. Olympia Green (Versafine)

Embellishments: Swirlydoo flowers, Prima flowers, Petaloo flowers
                         Prima Shabby Chic Treasures Birdhouse and birds: birdhouse covered in Rock Candy Paint
                         MFT Framed Greetings Die-namics colored in w/ Guava & Bubble Gum Gelatos and
                               sponged w/ Walnut Stain
                         MFT Fancy Flourish Die-namics

Have a wonderful day!!!

1 comment:

Thanks so much for taking the time to drop by!