Hi there, Gabrielle here with you today to share a layout I made of my oldest daughter and one of her dear friends. Summer is here and the house is busy with my kids and their friends, so I’ve taken the opportunity to get more pictures taken. Chloe has a collage on her wall with her friends and she wanted me to update these photos.
I used a variety of papers from the ‘Coffee in the Arbour’ collection to make this mixed media style page. I used : Raspberry Lemonade, Raspberry Jam, Rose Garden (front and backside) and Let’s Share a Cookie.
I embellished with some flowers that I got from Recollections (pleated pink blooms) and Tresors de Luxe (deep rose), and a new thing I like to use to finish a bloom cluster….Spanish Moss! I picked up an inexpensive pack of this stuff at a local dollar store, one package goes a long long way, but I find it adds a nice natural touch to a floral cluster.
I also embellished with some of my favourite leafy chipboard pieces from Dusty Attic (Leafy Stems #2), I primed them with Gesso and then inked with some Ingvilde Bolme chalk inks (Green Moss, Branch Bark). I gave the chipboard pieces a bit of texture as well with some Glossy Accents.
I also did a little stamping on around the photo area (with Bo Bunny Stamps) and added a bit of texture with texture paste and a circle stencil. And what’s a mixed media layout without some fun paint effects. I used Shimmerz ‘Bamboo Leaf’ Spritz and some ‘Plum Pudding’ Shimmerz paint (I just applied the plum paint with the tip of my finger rubbing it in to get the fade out effect).
I finished the page off with the fun epoxy title stickers from Heidi Swapp.
I hope you enjoyed my post today and hope that if you haven’t played with this beautiful collection yet, that you will have the opportunity soon!