Saturday, 29 March 2014

Inspired BY Pam Thorburn (3)

Pam is back on the PaperArtsy blog this week and had a play with the gorgeous Chatsworth papers.

As soon as I saw her layout I knew I had to make one of my own; well that and the fact I have a stack of photos waiting...


I followed Pam's step by step so I will give here details of where I diverted:

My backing paper is an unloved scrapbook paper that I painted white around the sides, just enough to knock back the printed motif and the dark brown colour.
The main paper started as a dark red 12x12 with an all over damask pattern. I used stamps with pigment inks to ape the Chatsworth papers feel, applying pastels on top where it took my fancy. I also stamped the Reflection stamp (ESN07 stamp set) in dye inks in a few places but a lot of this disappeared behind the photo.

My embellishments are different of course and I spent an inordinate amount of time trying to create with dies my metallic lacy flowers. I didn't count the number of passes or shims combinations I tried but it was A LOT!
For texture I used 2 stencils instead of one, I had the chicken wire but in the smaller size so decided to add the hexagons as they are the right size. I coloured the stencilled areas after they dried because I wasn't happy with the green colour I had originally mixed.

Finally, I couldn't quite push myself to include as many embellishments that Pam did! In my defense, I thought pearls would look a bit odd teamed with a "man"'s photo...

Don't be shy tell me what you think,

17 comments:

  1. I think it's stunning! Gorgeous colours, the textures look great & the embellishments are just right, IMO.

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  2. What a great page!! I think you have just the right amount of embellies.
    I haven't even begun to think about anything for this week but don't want to not do anything at all... don't have a machine so this one will be out!

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  3. I love your page!! I am trying some of the hexagons on a card now. Wish me luck! Yours with the doily, flowers, and the colors are perfect for your little guy!!

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  4. Terrific page, the colours are so perfect for your photo

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  5. ohhh gorgeous. I really love this page.

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  6. Absolutely gorgeous! Great the textures and well matched the colours and the embellishments. xx

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  7. Beautiful page. Love the colours you've used and those doileys look great with the snowman piccie..

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  8. Really love this. The flowers are beautiful and really match the colours in the photo. Composition is really good. Lovely page.

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  9. What a great layout! I love your embellishments I used to scrap for three grandsons and embellishments were always a problem so I completely understand.

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  10. Tu as réussi une magnifique page je trouve, très belle inspiration vraiment bravo. Bises

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  13. I removed the comments above because of typos. What I tried to say was-I love your LO. I love how you altered your papers, and also I adore that small chicken wire stencil-it looks fab on this page!

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  14. I'll tell you what I think ........ I think this is gorgeous! Like Pam I love how you altered your papers, that was a great idea and the stencils are fab. Altogether a nicely balanced layout with lovely colours complimenting that fun photo.

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  15. This is really lovely and what an adorable photo too!

    Lucy x

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