Tuesday, March 26, 2013

A Modern Layout and a Victorian Tussie Mussie

Hello! Sarah here with two very different projects - a modern layout and a Victorian-inspired Tussie Mussie.
First up is my layout, entitled "Remember", based on one of this month's Kaisercraft Saturday Sketches. I've used Kaisercraft's Basecoat and 75 Cents collections, along with some fantastic Imaginarium Designs Chipboard to create this layout.
The photo is framed with the "Swirly Frame" chipboard frame. I started by covering the frame with a generous coat of Memento Dye Ink in Tuxedo Black to make sure I had a nice dark base for the next step. I then added Ranger Black Enamel Accents to get the gorgeous, glossy black finish on the frame.
For the embellishments and title, I used a combination of two colours of Faber-Castell gelatos - Pistachio and Spearmint; I blended the gelatos using a damp sponge. I then covered the embellishments and title with a generous coat of Ranger Crackle Accents.

Imaginarium Designs Chipboard Used
Swirly Frame - IDFR0004

Embellishment 4 - IDS0013

Remember Forever Together - IDW0007

Other Products Used:  Patterned Paper - Kaisercraft Basecoat and 75 Cents collections; Kaisercraft 75 Cents Collectables; Folk Art Acrylic Paint - Pure Black; Flowers - Kaisercraft, Prima Marketing, Recollections; Memento Dye Ink - Tuxedo Black; Ranger Enamel Accents - Black; Faber-Castell Gelatos - Pistachio and  Spearmint; Ranger Crackle Accents; Aleene's Tacky Glue; Termoweb Memory Tape Runner XL; Xyron Sticker Maker; 3D Foam Adhesive.
Next, I have a Victorian-inspired "Once Upon a Springtime" Tussie Mussie. I've seen these gorgeous embellished cones on Pinterest and decided I just had to create one of my own. And with Easter just around the corner, what could be more perfect than a Spring/Easter themed project?
The 'anchor' of the embellishing on the cone is a section of the Imaginarium Designs "Spade Top Picket Fence". I started by sponging some Gesso on the fence to get a nice textured finish. Then I added Shimmerz paint in Green Olive, which I diluted by putting water on my finger and spreading the paint with my finger. I then inked the fence with Distress Ink in Weathered Wood. I really like the slightly shimmery blue-green tone this gave the fence (the shimmer is much more visible in real life).
I also added some mini Vine Flourish chipboard pieces to the flower clusters. I treated the vines with two tones of Faber-Castell Gelatos - Green Tea and Boysenberry, I spread these with a damp finger and then sponged some extra colour onto them with a damp sponge. 

The final chipboard element I used was the mini bird cages. I did a simple sponged-gesso treatment on the cages since I wanted them to really stand out against the coloured flowers.

And here are just a few more photos of the tussie mussie!

Imaginarium Designs Chipboard Used
Spade Top Picket Fence - IDB0004

Vine Flourish (Tiny) - IDT0027

Bird Cage Small - IDT0019

Other Products Used: Patterned Paper - Graphic 45 Once Upon a Springtime collection; Recollections Cardstock - Pink, Blue, Yellow; Wilton - Small Doilies; Flowers - A Bride's Wish, and miscellaneous from stash; Lace/Gems - stash; Tim Holtz Distress Ink -  Tattered Rose and  Weathered Wood;  Ranger Claudine Hellmuth Studio Gesso - White; Faber Castell Gelatos - Green Tea and Boysenberry; Shimmerz Paint - Green Olive; Martha Stewart Edge Punch; Aleene's Tacky Glue; 3D Foam Adhesive; Glue Dots - Craft and Mini.
That's it for me today! I hope you enjoyed these projects! More details about them will be on my blog: Scattered Pictures and Memories! Don't forget to leave a comment on this blog post for a chance to win some fabulous Imaginarium Designs Chipboard!


  1. The OTP project is incredible - so much detail & your LO...totallyYUM...LOVE that green & glossy that you've used for the title etc...& the frame is perfect for the photo:):):)

  2. Such wonderful work! I really love your OTP project and that lay-out is beautiful too.

  3. beautiful creations Sarah..love them both! xxx

  4. Beautiful page and love that tussie mussie....so very creative!

  5. How gorgeous are these pieces. Love the LO, looks so awesome and I adore your tussie mussie - beautiful!