Sunday, September 7, 2014

September Projects with Belinda

Hi all!
Belinda here today to share two sweet, girly layouts with you.
First up is 'Sweet Dreams'.

I have used Denise's Flourish 1 in medium and small to add some interest to my flower cluster. I primed the chipboard with some heavy white gesso before applying Mint Green Heidi Swapp Color Shine with a make-up sponge. Once that was dry I added a little more gesso over the top in a patchy fashion.
I used gesso again to prime the lettering for the title. For the larger letters I also added some Inka Gold in Platinum over the surface to add a lovely metallic shimmer. As with the flourishes I added some Mint Green Heidi Swapp Color Shine to the word ' sweet'.
Here's what I used:
IDALC0001 Lower Case Letters
IDW0078 Trouble Sweet Beautiful
IDDD0002 Denise's Flourish 1 (medium)
IDDD0003 Denise's Flourish 1 (small)
'Beautiful' is my second layout this month and features a photo I took on the farm recently of a tender moment between a calf and its mother. It was so sweet to watch the mother gently washing her calf.
I have co-ordinated my chevrons and crosshatch chipboard pieces with the gorgeous Teresa Collins Life Emporium range by simply heat embossing them with Stampendous Shabby Pink Embossing Enamel.
For the title, I tried to create a woodgrain effect to match the papers by first priming the letters with gesso. Then I applied a brown ink before stamping in black with a woodgrain stamp. This made the letters a little too dark so I lightened them up by adding some lines with a white Posca Pen. I wasn't really happy with the result so toned it down a little by applying white gesso over the top. Still not happy, I then applied Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Blush. So it took a while to get the title looking the way I wanted it but it is fun to experiment right? :-)
Here's what I used:
IDA0005 Main Letter Set Lower Case
IDDL0001 Crosshatch
IDDL0022 Loolabelle's Chevrons #2
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Make sure you pop back tomorrow to see some more inspiration.


  1. Absolutely beautiful! Such stunning pages, love all ur intricate details!

  2. These are lovely, I really love the farmy layout!

  3. Both pages are beautiful. I especially like the cow layout because I love wood grain and cows and also your color scheme.

  4. These layouts are
    wonderfully done
    and great uses of
    the chipboard.
    Carla from Utah

  5. WOW wow WOW
    "Sweet Dreams" is DELIGHTFUL and "Beautiful" is STUNNING!!!
    LOVE the colours, textures and designs of BOTH pages Belinda, especially your combo of chippies with the flowers with the cow & calf!!!