Wednesday, 2 September 2009

I'm back ............... with a Beautiful you! layout

Over the next few posts I am showing you what I have been making lately ..... to start off, a beautiful layout of Chloe, YES I got another beautiful photo of her!

Just lots of matting and layering! I made the flourish my self!!!! I have two ways of making flourishes, the backing on the flourish isn't as visible IRL!
first one is a brush on photoshop that way I can make the flourish as big as I want! Second is to use the back of the acetate sheet from Prima's say it with crystals flourishes. Once I have used the flourishes, I use a permemant marker to place dots where the crystals were. You can also place this into a scanner or photocopier with a white sheet at the back and enlarge it to what ever size you want.

The for both ways I place some acetate over this dots and place my own crystals (either loose or the Mark Richard crystals, a little tip for the Mark Richard ones, very gently peel the whole row of crystals off, stick the first one down on the blank acetate and then hold it in place with a tweezers or pokey tool, and you can bend the crystals to what ever shape you wish!

I got the most beautiful paper Bo Bunny's that was double sided, so I decided to gut it and use one side for a frame and the other as a matt for my photo.

I usually ink all edges in sight, but decided not to as the distressed edges with the white showing looked nice.

You can also do this with liquid pearls and the Mark Richards self adhesive pearls. Next time I shall take photos as I am doing it!

What I used

Cardstock - Black Bazzill
Title - Bazzill cardstock and cuttlebug die (Thanks Tracey)
Paper - Bo Bunny - A Gift of Love - Unforgettable - Back to Back
Crystals - Mark Richards and my own from stash
Flowers - Bazzill Paper flowers -Prima Paintables and a collection of flowers
Chain and flowers
Pen - Sakura while glaze gel pen

All bought from Running with Scissors



Lisa said...

Such a gorgeous page Helena. Gorgeous colours and the flowers and swirls are so pretty. Also a beautiful photograph of Chloe.

Lisa x

Nicola said...

Wow what a beautiful page Helena and Chloe sure is a beautiful young girl. Love your layout and the flourishes and flowers are awesome.
Sorry not been around lately - life has a habit of getting in the way.
Have a wonderful day.
Nicola -x-