My Heart Belongs Here - Colour your life Beautiful

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What an honour it was for me when Cariena asked me to design with her brand new Just Because collection called “My heart belongs here”. And what a beautiful collection it is! Not only does the title represent who Cariena is, but the beautiful designs immediately drew me in to my childhood and transported me back to years gone by. It is homegrown and I knew that I had to create something with pictures of those that I hold most dear in my heart.

For this layout I decided to alter the beautiful chipboard wreath, first stenciling onto it with Limestone Stone Effect Paste from Finnabair and then painting it with Poppy Red and Azure Finnabair Impasto paints as well as some Dala navy blue paint. I then rubbed some Finnabair Sparks Raven Black paint here and there with my finger, being careful not to cover up too much of the colour and then added some of Finnabair’s waxes in Aged Brass and Fire Ruby onto the chipboard to bring out the details.

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I fussy cut the flowers out of the paper and used an embossing tool to give them some dimension. I clustered them around the stencil, together with some flowers, butterflies and feathers.

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For the stenciling at the top and bottom of the layout, I ran a bit of the Finnabair Azure Impasto paint onto the paper through a daisy stencil and, once that was dry, I stenciled the daisies on top of the paint with Nuvo Mousse in Coastal Surf. Once this was completely dry, I also rubbed some of the Aged Brass wax onto the top of the stenciling.

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For the splashes, I added some water to the different paints on my craft sheet and, using a small paintbrush, I lightly splashed onto the layout.

I also used some of the beautiful, new Finnabair Sugar Art Pebbles. They are perfect to finish any layout off.

This is indeed a collection and layout loaded with memories!

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Midweek Inspiration

Sometimes we get so overwhelmed by all the products out there when we create a scrapbook page that we simply give up.

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Step by Step - Chipboard/Stencils and Rust Paste

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Products used

Just Because Travel 1 papers

Finnabair Rust effect paste

Finnabair Patina effect paste

Celebr8 word Brave MB2604

Celebr8 Gear corners MB27411

Bubble stencil

Melange Art pebbles

 

First of all, I created my basic layout.  Added the photos etc.  Now it was time to create all the elements.

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The chipboard word and gears where painted with the rust paint and with a fine brush the patina was added and blended.

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The Melange Art Pebbles where treated in the same way.

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With the bubble stencil I mixed the dark brown of the rust pasted with textured paste and used thru the stencil with a pallet knife and then waited for it to dry.

Then added the other 2 rust effect paste with a fine brush to the bubbles.

I then added the patina in the 3 shades with a fine brush.

I did not mind if it went over the edges of the circles it added to the paint splatters on the paper

(but if you don’t like that effect place your stencil over the bubbles and then do the other steps it you will get much cleaner lines)

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Hope you enjoyed this technique

Regards

Michele

 

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Nostalgia from a Bygone Era

 A LITTLE BIT OF NOSTALGIA FROM A BYGONE ERA.

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I knew I wanted to create vintage page so looking thru an album my grandmother lovingly put together of our family I came across 2 photos.
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Inspiration Sketch April 2018

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Sometimes the most ordinary days can turn into a GRAND Aventure!  This happened to Frans and Susan in December 2016 when they went for what they thought, would be a very uneventful cruise on a quiet lagoon.
They day turned into a Grand Adventure when they lost their balance and the canoe capsized!  Lucky for them there were a few avid photographers nearby and these moments were captured forever!
Cariena used the Celebr8 2018 Core Ranges to create this layout. 
If you click on the layout you can download the FREE class from Create with Cariena.
Enjoy!
Life is a Grand Adventure Sketch

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