Sunday, May 17, 2015

Beautiful Friends... and lots of ink!

Happy Sunday my creative loves. Today I have a layout to share that I had so much fun creating. It is full of color, stamping, and mixed media goodness. I love all the texture throughout as well. 

I started with a 12 x 12 piece of paper that I cut down to 11 x 8.5. I knew I was using one of the Project Life page protectors from the awesome variety pack. The paper line I am using is Basic Grey Serenade.

I then laid my Prima stencil over the whole background.

Using Thick Gesso I stenciled random parts of the background. I then went in and added various spray inks and used water in a mini mister to blend a bit. The, using another stencil I added the arrow accents. 

Using one of my favorite stamps from 100 Proof Press, the honeycomb pattern, I stamped throughout the layout. 
The letters were a white color-able alphabet that I inked up.  
The flowers were scraps that I cut in a spiral and the rolled up into the flower shape you see here. I then just inked the top to add a little color.

I took strips of burlap and painted them with Gesso and sprayed them with ink. Absolutely love the texture this adds to the layout! 
The dragonfly was stamped on canvas that I also sprayed with ink.  

Here you see more of the burlap and the honeycomb stamping. 

I took the white twine and ran it through the excess mist on my mat to add a little color, and not to waste my precious ink, and then wrapped it up and glued it down. 

You see that I just stamped the Honeycomb over the stenciling and inked surfaces. 
I added a little journaling to go with my title. 

I am very happy with how it turned out. I love the memory that I captured and love all the colors and textures that are throughout the layout. 

Happy creating loves!