I’m so excited to share my first Little Birdie Design Team Project with you! I decided to design a single page scrapbook layout for my first project. A dear friend of mine recently had a birthday and this photo of hers and her daughter was just perfect for it.
I chose paper from the 12″x 12″ Cottage Lace Paper Pack Collection to layer on white cardstock. I used the Lace paper as background and trimmed it 0.5” smaller. The white cardstock base formed a frame. I fussy-cut the flowers from Wood-Plank paper and trimmed a piece of the wood paper to 4.5” x 6.5”. I tore along the right vertical side for an interesting effect.
Then I distressed all the edges and made 2 small tears in the top right-hand corner of the Lace paper. I placed the paper pieces and cotton lace as in the picture above and adhered it to the background with Little Birdie Acrylic Soft Gel Medium.
Tip: If you do not have a distress tool, you can also use a small pair of sharp scissors to distress the edges.
The background was first splattered with some Golden Glaze Tinted Metallic Paint from Little Birdie, thinned with water. I used a flair brush for the splatters, and then applied 2 in 1 Mixed Media Paste (white) randomly through the “Spotty” stencil.
Tip: Remember to wash your stencils immediately to get rid of the left over paste.
I wanted to paint the chipboard frame and words with the “Golden Glaze” Tinted Metallic Paint. Although Little Birdie Chipboard is primed already, I wanted to make sure the Golden Glaze stand out, so I painted the chipboard with a thin layer 2 in 1 Mixed Media Paste (white). It is a perfect and must have Mixed Media product – Gesso and Modeling paste all in one.
Tip: Thin the 2 in 1 Mixed Media Paste with a little water to apply it easily.
To create additional dimension and interest, I used a some Little Birdie Sisal Fiber and adhered it with Little Birdie Acrylic soft Gel Medium to the area where the photograph will be placed.
I layered the photograph with the gold frame in front and a piece of Little Birdie Cheese Cloth at the back. Then I build clusters of flowers with the Little Birdie Boutique elements roses and small flowers and leaves.
Tip: To get more depth, I raised the photograph with some thin cardboard at the back.
The Little Birdie Crystal Drops are awesome to accentuate and add interest to your project. I used the Little Birdie Gel Medium to adhere them. The Gel Medium dries clear and matt.
The small painted chipboard word was adhered with Gel Medium in the right-hand corner, across the lace trim.
Finish the layout off with a small bow made from Sisal Fiber and adhere it to the main flower cluster.
Here are some close ups of the layout:
I hope this layout leaves you inspired to create one of your own!
Thank you for stopping by.
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