Wednesday, 24 April 2013

See-through Flower Power

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 BouquetViolets 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!

Big hugs

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


Paper Profusion said...

Well this stunning creation confirm that spring has truly sprung. Stunning work Joanna and a really lovely photo to treasure. Nicola x

Carol Q said...

beautiful Joanna. so much work. I expect we need to see this in IRL to fully appreciate it.

Joanna said...

Piekny scrap. Wspaniale wszystkie detale.

Ros Crawford said...

What a super page this is ... so full of colour and detail ...

Louise said...

Hello Joanna!
Oh my word this is gorge and most certainly brings you that spring feeling :) So many awesome details to look at and I think the commenter above me is right indeed. I think you have to see this IRL to be able to grasp how fab it is :)

Thank you so much for joining us at LLC this month :) Welcome back!
Hugs, Louise

Wendy AppleApricot said...

Great and beautiful page Joanna! At first I thought it is a digital collage, because it's really as if you're standing amongst the flowers :) Thank you for your sweet visit and comment at my blog. Hugs and wonderful day, Wendy

Brenda Brown said...

Beautiful Joanna, I love the photo and the whole design of your layout, It's definitely very Spring-like and it's lovely seeing it at Country View Challenge this month, thanks for sharing it with us.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Stampendous said...

So beautiful, Asia! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us! It's sooo appreciated!

Anita Houston said...

What a lovely layout! I love the much fun! The papers are wonderful and bright and colorful and your added elements all layered are fantastic! Thank you for sharing your true colors with us this week here at Simon Says Stamp & Show!

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Very very beautiful page Joanna.
Greetings Janny

Sonia said...

What a fabulous work my dearest friend^_^
Wonderful embellishments ^_^
Have a sweet weekend^_^

butterfly said...

A completely glorious layout - brilliant fussy cut flower layers, those gorgeous shabbied paper edges, the ethereal image on its transparency and your usual genius with the Frantage - LOVE it!!
Alison xx

Lisa S. said...

So excited to see a LO from you Joanna! Love the way you framed the photo, it's beautiful.

Jingle said...

Asia, your layout is absolutely gorgeous! So many beautiful details! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

Crafteezee said...

Beautiful layout and love your use of the frantage. Thanks for joining us at Live and Love Crafts.
Hugs Tracy x

Linda R said...

Hello my crafty friend. I just love this Layout. It is gorgeous. So happy to hear spring has finally showed up in your neck of the woods.


Buttons said...

How clever is this!! You have captured so much depth/interest in this layout without detracting from the lovely photo. So inspiring, hugs Jenny x

Sandra Mathis said...

Hi Joanna,
What a gorgeous LO! The cut flowers and colours match the photo perfectly. Great use of the frantage; I tried the aged rose myself the other day and it's quickly becoming my favourite, it's so lush. Thanks for playing bingo with LLC in April and sorry about my late visit. Hugz, Sandy

Netty said...

Loving the gorgeous layout and the beautiful soft colours, loving the merging as well, Annette x

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