Today, I’d like to share my take on Tres Jolie’s January Mood Board using the latest Scrapbook Kit, filled with the Walk in the Clouds collection from Paper Heaven, and a gorgeous array of coordinating flowers and chipboard pieces. Here’s what I came up with…
And here’s the Mood Board that inspired it…
The “B” side of Sheet 4 makes a perfect background for my image: a photo taken by my brother a few years ago of Kent’s Point in Cape Cod.
I wanted to add some stenciled images, so I began by backing the paper with a piece of cardboard that I had trimmed to 11.5” x 11.5. (I like to use Scor-Tape for this; it’s a very strong adhesive that will create a permanent bond.)
I used crackle paste and a stencil from my stash to create snowflakes in random spots.
While this was drying, I took out one of the chipboard borders and primed it with several coats of white gesso before covering it with Unicorn Effect Paste to give it an icy look.
I matted my photo with a piece of corrugated cardstock from a DCWV stack that I’ve had for years. To make it look “not flat”, I tore it here and there and then layered the pieces with the torn edges showing.
I’ve been hoarding a Prima vine since March; I cut off a few sections and treated it with white gesso to soften the color. I did the same with one of the Blue River blooms that came in the kit. Time to assemble my page: I backed the photo with packaging and glued it to the corrugated layers, then attached the treated chipboard piece to the bottom. I added one of the resin birds from the kit, then the flowers, finishing it all with a Quotation sticker.
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