Monday, 29 July 2019

Belle Fleur by Photoplay - Smile

Hello, Karen C here again with my final layout using the Belle Fleur collection from Photoplay.

My previous two layouts used lots of patterned papers. By contrast today's layout uses very little paper and was inspired by German scrapbooker Jana McCarthy. I love the white space in her layouts and, having very little paper left in my DT kit to create another layout, I thought I would take inspiration from Jana's layouts.

Because I wanted to add some inks and texture paste to my layout I started by coating my white cardstock with clear Gesso. Despite using the Gesso, my layout did still warp a little.

Some watered down Tim Holtz Distress Oxide in Worn Lipstick was smooshed and splattered onto the cardstock to add some colour and once this was dry I used a script stencil from my stash and some white texture paste to add some words on top of the ink patches.

I printed two 2" x 3" photos of my daughter and when the texture paste was dry I stuck the photos onto the layout with a pale pink doilie underneath.

Some  pink photo corners from my stash were put on two corners of the photos.

I fussy cut some roses from a scrap of the Hello Gorgeous patterned paper and tucked them either side of my photos. A Mini Plaquette with my daughters age on it was fixed to the corner of one of the photos with brads and I and poked two pink heart shaped pins behind.

I glued some white lace to the bottom of my photos and for my title I die cut the word 'Smile' from a scrap of pink cardstock. The title was put across the bottom of one of the photos.

I twirled some pink bakers twine across the layout and added some word strips printed on my computer.

Where I had added ink and texture paste to the edges of the layout I cut a section of the cardstock away, tore and roughed up the edges and added the remaining scraps of the Hello Gorgeous paper behind. Using white thread I also machine stitched round the edges of the cardstock.

To finish the layout I added some in different sizes hearts punched from a scrap of the Pretty Peonies (B side) paper, a scattering of pink Dew Drops and some splatters of gold ink.

I love how the layout turned out and the impact the tiny pieces of the Hello Gorgeous paper make.

I hope I've inspired you to create something using the the Belle Fleur collection which is available from Papermaze as well as many of the embelishments used in this layout.

Take Care
Karen x x


Anita said...

This is so pretty Karen xx

Lynn said...

What a pretty page Karen. xxx