Hello friends! It's Gabrielle here with you today to share with you a page which was my 'attempt' at doing a 'white space' page. I often admire the look of the layouts that utilize only a small portion of a page but do it in such a way that the eye is drawn right in to the photo. I, being over embellisher find that my attempts at this style does not always come out as I had envisioned! In this case I think I came closer to what I was envsioning so I guess I should be happy with that.
These are the Shimmerz products I used to create this page. After making this page up, I had to tell Stacey (owner of Shimmerz) how much I'm in love with their new 'Olive Branch' Spritz, beautiful rich color! (and by now you all know how much I love their purples!) **Please NOTE: I said I used Bamboo Leaf Sprtiz in the Video...It should say 'Olive Branch'....sorry about that! Here is a full step by step video tutorial I created on how I made up this page. Enjoy!
I hope you enjoyed watching my video tutorial! I've got some close-ups of the page for you to view at your leisure below....
I used some of the Punked Up Purple Spritz to add a soft hint of color to my Rodanthe Blossoms from Prima. I always love a nice white blossom that you can change up to match your page with just a few dollops of color!
Another design technique I really like to use in my work is laying down a couple of layers of color with my Shimmers mists and then stamping on top of it. In this case I used a well used stamp I have from Bo Bunny called 'It Is Written'. The pretty Moroccan looking chipboard is a piece from Dusty Attic called Marrakesh Trellis panel.....and the circle frame is an old favorite of mine called Decorative Scroll #1.
I did a little bit of fussy cutting from a labels paper I had from the House of Roses paper from LemonCraft. The title sticker is a Heidi Swapp epoxy sticker.
To achieve a shabby chic look, I like to first paint my chipboard pieces white, then do some random stamping in black using an archival ink (so it doesn't run when you hit it with other mediums). I used my Paris/Beauty stamp for this. Then I rub a little brown chalk ink along the edges of the chipboard to give it a well worn look. Finally I add a coat of Crackle Varnish.
And I don't want to forget to talk about the yummy tinted texture paste used here, it's the gorgeous green color of Texturez called 'Artichoked'. I used this with a Tim Holtz Harlequin stencil, I think it adds a nice festive touch, don't you?
I hope you enjoyed today's project, I had a LOT of fun making it! Remember! If you would like to get a FREE/Bonus Shimmerz product with your next order of Shimmerz Paints, be sure to mention my name 'Gabrielle' in the 'Instructons to Merchant/or Seller' part of your order. You will receive a free Shimmerz product in the color of your choice! You can shop for Shimmerz Paints HERE.
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