Friday, April 12, 2013

Friday with Sizzix # 2

Hi, it's Friday and I'm playing with Sizzix!

Creating this layout was so much fun... using a little bit mixed media, cutting apart diecuts and embossed pieces, clustering them around the photo and more! Let me tell you how I did it.

1. I embossed a piece of cream cardstock using the Texture Boutique Embossing Machine and Textured Impressions Embossing Folders-Sewing, and cut around the embossed piece to create a frame for my photo.
2. I die cut a few flowers from cardstock and an old map using BIGkick Machine and Bigz Die Flower, Daisy # 5.
3. I also die cut a music note border using Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die - Sheet Music.
4. I lay out the diecut flowers in a cluster to create a photo mat on the patterned paper background.
5. Then I layered the photo and the cut out embossed frame on top.
6. I cut up pieces from the sheet music border and attached them near the photo.
7. With the pieces in place, I applied some gesso below the photo and let it dry.
8. I spelled out the title using mini alpha stickers and added some floral washi tape to create contrast.
9. I journaled on the gessoed area.
10. To add a little color, I misted the embossed frame with pink Glimmer Mist and doodled around it with yellow watercolor pencil.

11. I out lined some parts of the embossed and colored frame and die cut flowers with a black pen.
12. I machine stitched to secure the elements as well as to add texture.
13. Finally, I splattered some white and some turquoise paints on to the page making sure to safely cover the photo first.

Here's what I used to create my layout.
From Sizzix
Bigz Die Flower, Daisy # 5
Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die - Sheet Music
Originals Die - Heart Lock & Keys
Textured Impressions Embossing Folders 2PK - Sewing & Measuring Tape Set
BIGkick Machine
Texture Boutique Embossing Machine

Cardstock: Recollections
Patterned paper: 12x12 A Type of Art Stack, Die Cuts with a View
Gesso: Golden Mediums
Acrylic paint: Sea Breeze, Deco Art; White, Plaid
Glimmer Mist: Polka Dot Pink, Tattered Angels
Mini alpha stickers: Glitz Design
Washi tape: Anna Griffin, Inc.
Aquarelle watercolor pencils, Pen: Faber Castell Design Memory Craft
Adhesive: Scotch 3M
Thread: Coats & Clark

Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

Audrey Pettit said...

Stunning layout!!