Sunday, May 15, 2011

Magical Dreams Of Childhood

This Scraps Of Darkness layout, features my family's own little fairy-Emmie. Emmie has the most gorgeous blue eyes, just like my precious Granny had. In fact Emmie reminds me so much of my Granny, and I just love to scrap her and her gorgeous eyes and curls! I wanted this layout to look like an old fairytale book complete with lock and key. A magical creation, from my little girl dreams. I started with a piece of the foil pp for the background.

Next I took a piece of the cardstock add on and cut it to make a binding strip. I then did a technique that I learned from my high school art teacher. I took white tissue paper, crinkled it up than glued it onto the cardstock to get a really distressed look. I then took two different colors of ink, one light and one dark and inked it to look like worn leather. For the flourishes, I used a metal flourish stencil and painted gel medium onto it and then lifted the stencil and let dry. I then randomly painted the flourish with Tattered Angels Tinsel Town Glitter Glam. Next I took a set of Dusty Attic Hinges from my stash and gussied them up using rub-ons to create the pattern, and then painted over them with the TA Tinsel Town GG.

I took a 2nd piece of pp, punched around the edges to create a background. I took the beautiful Dusty Attic frame, included with the kit, and painted it with white acrylic paint, cut Emmie's photo to fit it and popped it in. I then made some of my Astrid Flowers out of cardstock and inked, painted and accessorized them to match the layout. You can view the tutorial for those flowers on the Scraps Of Darkness website.  I then took some of the filter paper embellies from the kit, spritz them with TA Silver Sugar mist, folded and tucked them behind the flowers, hand drew a fairy onto cardstock and glittered her up and tucked her into the flowers also.

I created a tab with a lock, using the same technique as I used for the binding, added a Tim Holtz Lock from my stash with some bling from the kit.

I made a little "fairy hidey hole" for the key that goes to the lock. I took a 2nd piece of the same background pp and fussy cut out some of the flowers, added pop dots to add dimension. *This is a trick that I use a lot. I purchase the pp add on, and fussy cut out the images, designs or just use it as extra layers. It's a very inexpensive way to add dimension to your layouts. Then to finish the layout I took some of the kit Prima rub ons and rubbed on the journaling. I hope you have enjoyed this journey into my childhood imagination, where fairies and magic were as real as bills and laundry are today!! ~ Renea


Carol said...

Beautiful layout, TFS

Cindy Gay said...

Lots of great ideas here. I want to try that dyed tissue paper binding.

Ashley Van Etten said...

your fussy cutting here is just phenomenal!!

Lisa aka Raining said...

Gorgeous work this month Renea!!! Loved all of your layouts especially the one with the hat! Love that photo!