Tuesday

Wild antics on a layout....a tutorial


Wild-antics

Okay, your eyes are not playing tricks on you...I took a cue from The Gangster Gang [aka niece + 3 nephews] and engaged in some wild antics...on paper that is. *winks*


My layouts are usually story-driven and fast pages. This one wasn't. 


This one was started purely because I wanted to use Blue Fern Studios patterned paper that I won in a recent giveaway. Yes, the Shiny New Object Syndrome I suffer from is to be blamed! *LOL*



And play along with a couple of challenges...like Scrap Around The World and Scrap365.




That said, it was pretty nice just playing with stamps and mediums and seeing where it led.


Found these outtake photos of the Gangster Gang and worked them into the layout somehow. If you are interested in how I created this layout, scroll down for the tutorial. :)

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1. I started by distressing the edges of the Blue Fern Studios patterned paper with a distressing tool. You can use a pair of scissors for this. 

2. Then I applied a coat of clear gesso on the patterned paper. [Paper is porous so gesso helps to create a little "barrier" for mediums/colorants you add.]

3. Next I lightened parts of the patterned paper with watered-down white gesso. I also added some splatters. [Watered-down gesso creates a dreamy, translucent feel to the paper much like vellum.]

4. I added more texture by stamping with a Stampers Anonymous stamp. You can use an ink pad for more precise stamping. I used white gesso for a messy look.


5. I added some texture and interest by applying Liquitex Sand Resin with The Crafter's Workshop stencil. This dries clear and provides a very subtle texture.

6. Next, I stamped some butterflies on the patterned paper to mimic the patterns on the patterned paper. These stamps are from Viva Las VegaStamps. I also added some text stamping.

7. There was orange colour on the patterned paper so I used Tattered Angels Glimmermist in Peach Delight to paint my butterflies. 

8. Then I added some black splatters with Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze. I LOVE this because it dries with a shiny and slightly raised finish.:) 


9. I decided on the photo placement and then adhered them using my Xyron Teresa Collins Mega Runner.

10. I created a little more interest around the photos by adding little bits of scrap papers and scallop diecut pieces from SRM.

11. Then, I added a little bit more stamping around the photos to create a more cohesive feel.

12. I misted some gauze with Tattered Angels Peach Delight Glimmermist and diluted it with some water to tone down the intensity of the colour.

13. All the dimensional embellishments were glued down with Xyron Teresa Collins Clear Hold Adhesive.

14. The American Crafts thickers I wanted to use had patterns on them so I coloured them with a Sharpie and outlined with a white pen for a little pop.


A few SRM Stickers, paper bloom petals, machine-stitching and journaling around the photos... and I was done! Love that my page is still relatively flat! :)

What do you think?

*Edited* This layout made Top 10 Honorable Mentions at Scrap Around The World and won the challenge over at Scrap365! :)


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28 comments:

Ashley Horton said...

Such a fun layout Yvonne!! I love all of the different techniques you used!!

Lynnda said...

I think this is absolute beautiful layout!!! What a mega treats used on the background job! Love it...It's flawless Yvonne... Love this layout to bits! Ahhh your nephews and niece are too adorable! Hugs...x

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love love this!! I loveeeeeee the butterflies!!!!!!

Shylaa Shree said...

finally got you tutorial yvonne, really awesome, love all the details

Jinny Newlin said...

Such a fun page, Yvonne! So playful and full of life, and I just love all the movement! So much to see! Thanks so much for playing along with us this month at Stuck?! Sketches!

Laurel said...

Wonderful!

Pallavi Iyer said...

Great layout.I love that you combined such bright and vibrant pictures with a fairly vintage or shabby type paper and it all works together.I love step by step tutorials.This was fun.

TesaB said...

I think it's absolutely stunning! And what a great tutorial, totally inspiring! Thanks!

Suman Pandit said...

very beautiful layout Yvonne and i loved the step by step tutorial !!

Lizzy Hill said...

Love it, new FAAAVE....you have worked that paper so it's 'yours'...even tho it was nice to start with, it's extremely fabulous at the end...& those photos work really, really well:):):)

Radhika said...

Beautiful layout Yvonne.. love the tutorial..

Lizzyc said...

This looks awesome! I love all the details you added to the back ground.. love all the stamping.. and fun photos too..

Tone-Lill said...

I love your mixed media pages Yvonne, and this one is a stunner. Love the mix og antique and brigth, and the gangster gang is cooler than ever ;)

CREATIVE KHADIJA said...

very nice! the background page is unique itself. very pretty :)

Lisa said...

This is so gorgeous!! I love the paper you used!! You embellished it perfectly!! Awesome tutorial!! And of course, the Gangster Gang looks adorable!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

dstandard said...

Totally awesome page! Wow! Every detail is perfect!

Shelly said...

WOW, oh WOW! This is awesome!!! Love it!

Terhi Koskinen said...

Oh I do love it! What a great page and glad you shared your creating process!
Were there something special in our mood board what inspired you? I can see some butterflies and colors matching to the mood board, but something else maybe, too?
Thank you so much for playing along with us at SATW, and Scrap365 <3

Editor, Scrap365 said...

Stunning Yvonne!! I love all the details and how fabulous to see your creativity in full flow :) Thank you so much for joining us at Scrap365, Ali x

Anna Rogalska said...

It so gorgeous!!!!Thank you so much for playing along with us at SATW!

Audrey Pettit said...

Oh, wow! Seriously gorgeous, Yvonne! I absolutely love how you transformed that patterned paper, and the photo arrangement is fabulous! Love the stamping and splatters and texture. Love it all!

Татьяна said...

Totally awesome page!!!!!Thank you for playing along with us at SATW!

zuziucha said...

Lovely page. I love the black accents. Thank you for playing along with SATW!

Jaya Raghuvanshi said...

What a yummy page! So gorgeous and vibrant! Love your style Yvonne.Thanks for playing with SATW!

Jasmine S said...

Such a fabulous page. Love your take on the sketch and the multiple photos. Nice and bright and fun. Thanks for joining us at Scrap365 :)

Bellaidea said...

Very cute photos and lovely page! Thank you for joining SATW challenge this month! thank you so much for joining Scrap 365 challenge too!

Sandra Przybylska said...

amazing job here! it so nice to see the progress of it as well! thank you for playing along with us at scrap 365 <3

Cindy deRosier said...

Long live the Gangster Gang! They need an official cheer....

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