I started by preparing the base paper, which is the “Royal Summer Residence” paper from the Sofiero collection , with Gesso. Just a light layer so it withstands the mixed media mediums I will place on it.
I then cut strips from the “Fylld av kärlek” paper from the Crea Diem collection and placed them behind the place where my photo will be. I added some modelling paste with a stencil directly on top and then added some stamping when that was dried.
I then, following the ideas of the tutorial, took out a number of colour mists, inks etc in the same tones and applied them with some water and brush. Others I applied directly with tip of the mist bottle to give it a different finish.
Here is a close up of the Manor House Creations flowers I have used.
And some more gorgeous purple flowers from Manor House Creations. In the image above you can also see some strips of the Crea Diem papers I used on my background.
Paper Collection: Cream Diem – “Fylld av kärlek” , Sofiero- “Royal Summer Residence”
Flowers: Manor House Creations : “Imagine”- Berry Pink , “Sunflower” – Purple
Stamps:Prima Marketing Stitch stamp – Circles, Lines , Prima Marketing Checker stamp, Glitz Design Giant Roller Doodle Stamp – triangles
Die Cuts: Heidi Swapp – Mixed Company Collection – Die Cut Acetate Cardstock and Vellum Pieces
Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Dusty Concord, Aladine Pigment Izink – Anemone, Dylusions Ink Spray – Crushed Grape, Dylusions Ink Spray – Funky Fuschia