12 January 2017

A New Year Begins

Hi Everyone
Well I hope January 2017 has already started beautifully for you and you have all been finding some time for yourselves and get some craft on.
I have been lucky to have some time to craft even though I have still been working full time and have been having fun getting messy with this layout that I have for you today on the blog.

I really wanted to keep my layout simple so that all the attention is on the photo.  
I really love gold black and red together and this photo of my niece at Chinese New Year celebrations in Melbourne worked brilliantly.

To start I mixed up some of the gold pigment powder in with the gloss texture paste.  I kept adding powder until I got the richness that I wanted.

I then just smeered it across my black cardstock with a palette knife and then set it aside to dry.

 Next I coloured up more of the texture paste with a red colour to match in with the photo.

I used the beautiful new 10x10" stencil from the new L'Aquarelle range called Loving Flourishes and applied the coloured up texture paste to sides of the cardstock overlapping the gold.

My next step was heat embossing my title in the Super Sparkles Gold embossing powder.  I double embossed it so make sure it was super sparkly. I also head embossed several wooden stars from my embellishment stash.

I wanted to add dimension behind my photo so I die cut two of the On the Edge die Rosey Ferns Footer in red.  I attached a piece of cardboard on the back of my photo and then added the dies to the back of the cardboard backing before gluing it down over the dried texture paste.

Finally I added the embossed title and stars around the page and  I was done.

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