Guess what? The Spring is finally here! I can't believe it's almost the end of April and the trees are only starting to grow leaves.
But I am really excited - we've just had a new patio done in our garden and I can't wait to start planting colourful flowers and shrubs. And then enjoy lovely warm evenings in the garden... I might be getting slightly carried away, you can never rely on the English weather. And if last year is anything to go by, we won't get to spend much time outside in the summer...
I am sharing a scrapbook page again :). Some of you might remember this project from Create and Craft TV - I made this page for Stampendous demos back in February.
And today I'd also like to share a couple of tips with you. First, how to use Stampendous Fran-tage 'blinkies' to embellish your layouts and second, printing your photos on a transparency for a cool 3D effect.
For my layout I stamped several images from the cling Jumbo Spring Bouquet, Violets and Single Butterfly sets. Some were heat embossed with the Gold Detail Embossing Powder and Aged Rose Embossing Enamel. After colouring the images with Inktense pencils I fussy cut them along the flowers from my K&Co patterned papers.
I wanted my photo to have a 3D look, as if 'blending' me and my sweet niece amongst all the flowers. To achieve that I printed the photo onto a printable acetate. Printing on transparencies has endless possibilities - just remember to print on the correct, rough side though lol :). I then matted my photo with a patterned paper before adhering it to the page on raised foam pads.
On my layout you can see a few different ways of using Fran-tage products for scrapbooking. Fran-tage beauties do not have to be limited to the encrusted jewel technique. On my page I incorporated them in the following ways:
1. Using Leaf Green Colour Fragments and double sided sticky tape I created a border around one of the paper panels.
2. Next I swiped Boss Gloss sparingly over the green colour fragments and heat embossed it with Aged Rose Embossing Enamel.
3. I sprinkled layers of Champagne Crushed Glass Glitter and Rose Colour Fragments over Beacon's 3in1 Adhesive to create a frame for the photo and decorative corners.
Thank you for visiting today and I look forward to seeing what you have been up to lately!
Challenges for this project:
Live & Love Crafts April - Bingo (pink, two designer papers, pearls)
Simon Says Stamp - Anything goes
Simon Says Stamp & Show - Colour
Country View Crafts Challenge #2 - Butterflies