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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Une Promenade Layout Tutorial

Hi again! It's Linda here, as 
your guest designer for the month of June, with a layout tutorial. This actually isn't the project I had planned for this week, but the 7 Dots Studio Nature Walk papers have so won my heart, that I really wanted to do a layout with them... and I had just the perfect two photos to team up with them. I'll show you what I mean as I go along.

I started with the
back side of the Nature Walk "Musical Blooms" that looks like stained boards... the boards of our walk way leading up to our Virginia condo.

I only used the first 1 1/2" into
the sheet and trimmed out the center to use another place on the layout. I wanted to get all I could from this fabulous paper.

I used lightweight chipboard
as my base with the "board" frame adhered down to it with 1/4" Scor Tape. I roughed up the edges with my Tim Holtz paper distresser and sponged on Walnut Stain distress ink. 

I loved the stains so much
on this sheet that I wanted more, so I pulled out my Crafter's Workshop Confetti stencil and put down some gesso.

Now the "Cloudy" sheet
with 1 1/4" trimmed from all edges and distressed. 

Here is my placement before
adhering it all down with Scor Tape and Scotch Foam Mounting Tape. I fussy cut butterflies, a blossom and a leaf cluster from the "Winged Vines" sheet. The chipboard pieces are from the Prima Cartographer.

With my Alterations Tattered
Florals die I cut three layers of each petal with "Winged Vines" and "Cotton". I inked the edges with Walnut Stain, scrunched them up in my hands and assembled the huge flower using glue. I added a Prima Time Traveler Say It In Crystals gem to the center. 

Now I cut my foliage
using Alterations Spring Greenery and some paper from my Core'dination's Kraft Core pad as well as my Tim Holtz Wallflower one.

I rubbed some Crushed
Olive and Bundled Sage distress ink onto my craft mat, misted with water, and drug my foliage through several times until I got the look I wanted, drying with my heat tool between each inking.

Then I sponged on Walnut
Stain and shaped the leaves with my long tweezers and my fingers.

This is my flower and
foliage placement. I tucked in some green Spanish moss and an old glittered timepiece charm that had a pink rhinestone which I replaced with an Idea-ology bauble. I stuck in an Idea-ology memo pin with a Prima wood butterfly. On my fussy cut butterfly, I glued on an Idea-ology pen nib with Glossy Accents. For a little more pizazz, I added a strip of the mirrored sheet that I cut with Alterations Frameworks Courtyard die.

I tucked in a bit of Film Strip 
ribbon to the left side and "nailed down" my board paper with nail heads from Prima's Junkyard Findings.

I hope there's something
here that will inspire you to try these gorgeous papers or any of the other product. I've had a ball putting it together, and now my husband and I have a keepsake to remember our time in Virginia.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Julia Aston said...

This is just lovely Linda!! You sure used these pretty papers to good advantage - what a great trick to cut out the center of the back piece so as not to waste it!! Your pictures match the papers perfectly - your flower and foliage are beautiful - what a great job on this!!

Sue Lelli said...

BEAUTIFUL layout, Linda! Lovely elements and I enjoyed seeing the steps!

Andiepants said...

Those photos coordinate PERFECTLY with those papers. I LOVE your flower cluster and GREAT job on the greenery. This page is just divine.

Mary-Ann Maldonado said...

Wow! That flower clump is just amazing! You have layers upon layers, there is do much to see here! I love it!

Unknown said...

I enjoyed seeing your process and the final result is beautiful Linda!

mamablitger said...

Linda what a gorgeous project you created. So many lovely details !! Also enjoyed your step by step photos ! You are so skilled !!
Thank you so much for sharing this pretty piece of art.
Hugs from SPAIN