Thursday, February 7, 2013

Hello from Sarah G

Its my turn to share with you this morning and I have a LO that I created a couple of days ago using photos from our recent holiday.

I think that this is a great example of how PP embellishments are perfect for all styles and colour schemes, not just brights. I love multiphoto pages and pulling together several random photos from one particular day or event. These photos were all taken on various evening walks along the beach, not necessarily on the same night.
I love to play around with mixed media and beach photos look especially good with heavily distressed backgrounds and lashings of gesso and texture paste! I saw a magazine article recently about using edge punches to distress around paper in an interesting way. I gave it a go here and I really love the result - definitely something that I will be doing again.
My background paper is from Bo Bunny - the newsprint was a little overwhelming for my photos so I played it down by painting over it with white gesso then adding texture paste over a honeycomb mask. I inked the edges with distress ink and generously splattered ink blots over the page.
I used one of my current favourite tecniques to mat the main photo - I pile up odds and ends of patterned papers, tags, die-cuts etc then staple them together to hold them in place. I attach this miscellaneous pile to my background paper and add the photo last (works every time and used up all those offcuts that are too small to be really useful but too cute to throw out!).

Now for the awesome Purple Pumpkin finishing touches. My leather heart, fabric button, wooden button and twine are all Purple Pumpkin., A few strips of Washi tape and some word tags finished off the page.
Have a great week :)


Debbie said...

Gorgeous lo and photo. Debbiex

Kerry said...

Fantastic LO. I love the distressed look and you have given me a few pointers.

Lesley G said...

Great layout - stunning blue eyes