Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Easy to Love

I recently did a photo shoot with my son in our front and back yard, and of course had to start scrapping the photos right away. I love the way these turned out, and love the fact that my Shimmerz helps bring out the true beauty of these photos.

I wanted to create a fun and whimsical feel to this layout, and I decided to have some fun with coloring my flowers on the page. This is an easy and fun tip to do to color your own flowers when you want to. What I did was used some plastic wrap, poured some colors onto the plastic wrap from my Shimmerz paints, for the first set of colors I used Shimmerz in Marigold, Sunny, and Fire Engine Red. For the second set of color I used my Shimmerz Tickle-Me-Turquoise, Vintage Wine, and Sugar Plum. I then I took a toothpic and swirled the colors together, just to get the colors together versus being seperate colors. Then I took the flowers and just placed them on top of the colors, lifted them up and the colors were right there on the flowers. Some white was showing through, so I just used my finger as a paintbrush and added some extra color in the areas that were still white. For the more pastel looking flowers, I used my Shimmerz Spritz in Rock-a-Fella Blue and Cotton Candy and with the second flower, Shimmerz Spriz in Tuscan Sun and Bed of Roses, as these made a very pretty combination. I sprayed half and half of the flowers with 2 colors. I wanted a little extra shine on these two, so once they were completely dry, I used my Shimmerz in Angel Wings and painted on top of the flowers. Seeing as this is more translucent the original colors still show through, just with more shimmer.
On the chipboard piece, it was originally white as well, and I wanted it to match my color palette a lot better, so I went ahead and used my Shimmerz Spritz in Eucalyptus and sprayed two coats onto the chipboard. With the second coat, while it was still wet, I added some clear embossing powder and then went ahead and heat set it. It lets the color show through, but in person gives such a nice little texture to the chipboard piece.

The thing I love about this layout is that even though I am using a lot of "girly" elements, the pages still kept it's masculinity and really shows off my son and my Shimmerz paints! Thanks for coming by today!


Jana Eubank said...

This is STUNNING, Deanna!!! :D

Roberta said...

A page very elegant and very sweet!

Taj White said...

How gorgeous!!! Love love the Shimmerz here

Stac said...

Great job!