zondag 19 mei 2013

Having fun with Prairie Chic

After doing a lot of gift packages, I finally went back to making layouts. The collection Prairie Chic by Bo Bunny was calling me, demanding to know why it's been used so little up to now.
So I got crackin'. The talented Gabrielle Pollacco inspired me with her lovely shabby chic style, so I lifted some ideas from her pages.

My Silhouette has been busy too, cutting all sorts of shapes, flowers and leaves for me. Aside from my Silhouette, I started using a sewing machine. Everyone who knows me is bound to crack up now, because I do not know how to sew fabric!!! Fortunately, on paper it doesn't matter if the lines get crooked, so I'm safe :-) .


Morgan was visiting my sister & her boyfriend. They took her to a petting zoo in Delftse Hout. She was 3, didn't even have her glasses yet. 

The leaf shape with words on it is cut with my Big Shot. First some chipboard, then the same leaf with a page with words on it.
The boots I cut out of a Noteworthy, leaving the brown scalloped edges. I used those edges around the photo, so I got little to throw away.

 Finally, a good use for my washi tape! Notice the butterflies? They're cut by my Silhouette and then inked/painted with Distress Inks and a waterbrush. Love that technique!

 On this page I used a lot of cut out shapes that I all inked with Distress Ink: Walnut Stain, Peeled Paint and Tea Dye.
 Loved the idea of a fence in front of a photo!
 2 flowers on top of eachother, wrinkled with water first. The leaves I coloured with Distress Ink by rubbing the ink on a palette, adding a spritz of water and wiping the leaf through it, then dry it with my heat gun. Results are different every time, that's what makes it such a fun technique.
 A bit of twine over the fence. I had a bit of trouble gluing the flower. It didn't want to stick!!! Fortunately, Aleene's Tacky Glue convinced the flower it did belong there.

Thanks for looking! Leave a comment if you like.