Louise Nelson and Helen Tilbury

Louise Has scrapped one of her favourite photos from a photo shoot of her Scrappy Friend/family Natalie. For the second layout Louise has cropped the photo to include mother and daughter.
Louise has coordinated the embellishments perfectly with the colours of the Cold Country background papers.

Layout 1 – Memories

 

Materials list

12 x 12 Patterned paper Cold Country – Freezing Tears 
Nature Walk Chipboards 
All I ever Chipboards

Other

Tim Holtz Stencil, Distress paint
Prima Marketing mist spray, SIIC
AED Fine Glass Glitter
Sequins
Viva Decor paint pen
Water Color paint
Metallic Thread
paper leaves

Layout 2 – Smile

 

Materials list

12 x 12 Patterned paper Cold Country – Lost Letter
All I ever Chipboards

Other

Tim Holtz Stencil, Distress paint
Prima Marketing mist spray, SIIC
AED Fine Glass Glitter
Sequins
Metallic Thread

 

 

Hello everyone. Helen here with you today to share my August project – a layout using the Dreamer Collection of papers together with the Illumination stamps.

 

I fussy-cut all the circles out of the Dreamer Sleepless paper before stamping them with the dot & grid stamps from the Illumination Stamp Collection & the script stamp from the Cold Country Collection. I also used Set 2 of the Illumination Stamps HERE for the “Life” circles on the background, that echo the circular shapes of the paper.

To the side of my photo you can see some twisted paper straws I made using the Dreamer ‘Night’s Fever’ paper, which works great for this because of all the different colours. After stamping the rolls & highlighting them with yellow gelato, I sealed them with gel medium to stop them from flattening out.

I used various mists on the background too – starting with the ‘Daydreaming’ paper, because it is neutral, so perfect for a mixed media background with lots of mists , stamping & texture paste {which I added through a wood-grain mask turned sideways to look like water whirls}.

After creating my mixed-media background I cut it 1” smaller at the top & on one side, so that when placed in the middle of another sheet a half-inch border showed. I used the Dreamer ‘City Lights’ paper which made a strong, dramatic edge for my page. Adhering the paper to another sheet, using glue & a brayer helps to flatten your page & minimise warping.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope I have inspired you to pull out what you have left of your Dreamer Collection & get stamping & rolling! It’s such a classic collection it is always in style 🙂

Products used:
Dreamer  – Daydreaming
Dreamer  – City Lights
Dreamer  – Night’s Fever
Dreamer  – Sleepless
Illumination – Stamp set 1
Illumination – Stamp set 2
Cold Country – stamps