"Hi everyone, Pam back again. Today's post is all about making your own embellishments to add some interest to your scrapbook pages.The photos I have chosen to scrap are of my nephew's gorgeous little daughter, Charlotte, enjoying some bubble play. So what better embellishment for a page about bubbles than circles? When I started this layout I had a notion that I would do all sorts of mixed media treatments on the circles-grunge paste, stamping, embossing, crackle paste.... and I did in fact do some of those. But at the end I decided that sometimes less is more, and eventually settled for paint, stencilling and stamping treatments with some black pen doodling to make everything pop"!
So here's my finished layout:
The first thing I did was to use the Stencil Girls Striped Circle stencil. I love this stencil, but wanted to use a single circle randomly over my page, so I used washi tape to mask off the neighbouring circles. Washi tape is great for masking as it peels off very easily when you have finished! I used a stubby stencil brush and Fresco Paint to stencil. The colours I used were Haystack, Tango, Bora Bora, ...
I painted some blocks of Fresco Paint in bright colours (Sky, Tango, Claret, Haystack onto some Smoothy White Stamping Card.
The next lot of circles were decorated using stencils, rather than stamps. The two stencils used were the Stencil Girls Fade Horizontal and the Striped Circles that I used earlier.
The next step was to start to build my layout. I layered some scraps of circle pattern paper that were in my scrap paper drawer under my photos. I like to run a black Stazon Ink pad around the edge of my photos as it gives a very subtle definition to the edge of the photos. At this stage I decided to doodle around the edges of my stencil circles. I'm still a bit unsure about the wisdom of that decision though!! I also doodled around the white stencilled spots.
After that I arranged and rearranged and arranged the circles all over my page until I was happy with the placement! The last thing was to adhere the title.
See you all again tomorow evening. Pam.
Leandra Says: I really like your doodles around the bespoke bubbles! What a fresh, fun layout, and work perfectly with the gorgeous photos!
Gillian Says: She is adorable Pam, such a fun/whimsical layout perfect for this little cutie. Loving the stamped/stencilled circles.
If you would like to join in this week's challenge and play along with Pam's techniques, then do link up your creativity here, and go in the draw to win some PA stamps of your choice! You need to link your entry by 17:00, Sunday March 2nd 2014.