19 January 2013

Play! Step-by-step

Yey! Finally ready to share my first project as DT member for A sprinkle of Imagination! I'm super excited and love the variety of the products:-)

 It is also my first time making a layout with a step-by-step instruction:-) I just have to appologize for the poor photos but I guess you all know how it is to photograph in the dark winter afternoons..

When I do a layout I tend to have a plan to begin with, but most of the time I change my plan as it goes and let creativity rule:-)

First I grab my photo and choose a backgroud paper. Here I've used "Yours Truly Polka" from Glitz design.

  I often use pattern papers for my background. Also choose what kind of mist and paints you want to use.

At this project i started out with Glimmer Glaze - Orange Crush from Tattered Angels glimmer mist. I just love the shiny look of it! I used a straw to blow the color out to look like flames.

I also used Tim Holtz, Adirondack Color wash Butterscotch and Sunset Orange to bring more life to my "splatter". I made some Gesso a little thinner using water and dripped it around the page. I also used this as a mist to get some bigger white splatters. 

Then I took my supply of washi and made a "frame" for my photo. I also made some strips from the paper
Yours Truly Chevron (front and back) from Glitz design to frame the page.
 I also used a few different stamps for my background.

Then I placed my embellishments, some nice tags from Jenni Bowlin for journaling, and a light bulb and a flower from Prima. I also found a few matching Cabochons flowers.

For my title I used Jenni Bowlins "Grey Skinny Alpha". To make the title stand out on my messy page I sprayed some white gesso on and also used some masking tape.

And here is my final result. I love the playfull feel of the page and think the theme goes well with the photo. Hopefully you're all tempted to play with mist and paint on your projects:-) And don't you just adore that little elephant in the corner?

Supply list:
Glitz design: 
Yours Truly Chevron (front and back)
Yours Truly Polka

Tattered Angels glimmer mist:

Tim Holtz:

Jenni Bowlin:
Printed Flag Tags
Printed Tags

Junk yard findings - light bulb

Cabochons flowers

Washi Tape


Various stamps


Gez Butterworth said...

Truly beautiful Arnlaug, you have captured the moment gorgeously on your LO. I love how you have blown the paint at the start. Gez xx

Zanka said...

Fantastic Project and great ideas! Thanks for sharing:)

Unknown said...

Oh very lush so much glamour ;0) I do love the poppies and it all just works (great photo BTW)

Jennie Atkinson said...

A fantastic layout Arnlaug showcasing a beautiful photograph. Thank you for showing and explaining your paint technique in the photos - am off to find some straws! Such a wonderful effect and a gorgeous set of colours.

Inkypinkycraft said...

fab and I love the blown paint! Trace x

Paula Whittaker said...

love the photo and the overall LO Arnlaug.

jaine drake said...

This is so gorgeous I love it.

butterfly said...

Completely stunning - I love how the whole thing is led by the colours across the photo background exploding out into that glorious splatter effect - wow!
Alison x

Trish Latimer said...

love this, the colours go so well together, and the splatter effect is just wonderful!! xx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful❤ Tyra

Elin Larsson said...

Åh bakgrunden passar såå bra med fotot. Inte bara till kulören utan hela situationen.