Monday, March 17, 2014

OUAS DT reveal and tutorial

Good Afternoon :)  Today I have my Once Upon a Sketch DT project to share with you.  Part 2 of the DT reveal went live over the weekend.  So much gorgeous inspiration along with all the amazing entries already so far....check out the blog HERE.
I actually flipped the sketch on the side as I had a landscape photo to work with.

Here is my take on the sketch and the journaling theme was...........

Love this saying :)
"Happiness and Love"

I will just share some detailed shots but further down you will find a quick photo tutorial on how I created this layout.........

I started with 2 pieces of paper.  One cut a little smaller than the other and distressed the edges.  I adhered them together and then proceeded to scrape some Gesso down the page keeping it fairly central.
I applied a stencil and scraped modelling paste over it.  I then applied some Shimmerz mists.

I now started with my paper layers which would then become my photo mat.  I cut several pieces of paper into strips and distressed all of the edges.  I also added a little hessian in there. 

I applied a piece of calico (with frayed edges) to the photo mat followed by a long piece of string I wrapped around my hand several times.  The photo then went into place. 
I placed a doily to the right had of the photo and added another one tucked in to the bottom right of the photo.  I added some sparkly thread too.

This is now where I started to add my flowers.  I cut the vine in half and placed at both ends of the photo.  Others where tucked in here and there and a decorative pin was added to the top right of the photo.

Another flower and some painted on circles.

Several more flowers.........(yes I love flowers)!

I then added the barb wire 2 Crafty chipboard.  I layered it over some of the flowers. 
I applied Gesso to the tips of my flowers, leaves and hessian.

A few extra things were added now.......the title, the hearts, the flair button, the toothpick sign and the doily down the bottom.
I applied a few flicks of Shimmerz (whilst covering the photo) and enamel dots.  I applied a small amount of Rub n Buff (in Antique Gold) to the barb wire and flower edges giving it a little more rustic look. Then I completed the layout with my journaling up the top right hand corner. 

There you go, I hope you enjoyed my process :)
There is still plenty of time to jump on board with the challenge.  I can't wait to see what you make!!!!  Have a wonderful day xoxo


Fiona Paltridge said...

WOW Stacey. How awesome to see your page unfold. I love all of your designs. It's so fantastic for you to share this with us. Thank you xx

Jelissa Mei said...

thanks so much for sharing this Stacey!! It's always so inspiring to see your creations!

Kerry-Jean Watson said...

LOVE your work Stacey! SO pretty. Your colour and texture use are stupendous!

Margaret Mifsud said...

Gorgeous page Stacey!! Fabulous step by step too ... loved seeing it all come together. Stunning work!! ox

Romy said...

Your lay-out is simply amazing! I also really enjoyed getting a peek behind the scenes of creating it!

SaraK said...

This was perfect!!

Iwona Signorile said...

Absolutely amazing work. My question is how do you keep those pages in the album?

Cynthia Lloréns said...

Such a wonderful and gorgeus page Stacey!!!!!!I love all your work so much an you inspired me a lot , I think you are my scrap mentor!!!!!!
I love your step by step so coll!!!
Big hugs from Brazil

Jodie King said...

Gorgeous layout Stacey, and thanks for the great tutorial!

Di Garling said...

Another GORGEOUS Stacey creation. Thanks for sharing your creative process. So inspiring. Cheers Di

Lizzyc said...

Wow I really love this.. I love the step by step just watching your layout come alive with color and textures.. beautiful take on the challenge..

Janene said...

Love as always. Can;t believe my eyes though...tan? :) Love it

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Wow this is stunning! :D

nwilliams6 said...

Wow. I love, love, love this! Amazing!!!