Before I got around to doing my next layout with my kit I created for scrapping photos of my Granddaughter at a wedding earlier this year I received a lovely box full of new Bella Mini Themes from Ruby Rock-It so I decided to add the gorgeous PFF06 Fancy Florals Blossom and PFF90 Fancy Florals Bouquet to my left overs from creating my Sweet Bubbles layout as I loved the little hints of blue in the flowers of both papers, I thought it would be a good way to help pull in the blue from my daughter's hair.
The packaging technique is a really easy way to get a lovely background. You dab your ink or watercolour paint or watered down paint onto a nonstick surface, spritz with water, place some plastic packaging and then dab the packaging onto your cardstock.
I love the results you get with this technique.
Francheville Cards & Envleopes Pastel Pack to my photos and gluing them down.
I selectively cut my heart die cut to spread it as much as possible, even cutting a single heart out that would have wound up behind a photo, which I added to my florals later.
I had 2 layout options I loved and couldn't decide which was my favourite so I shared them with my fellow team members to see what they thought, I love that I can bounce creative ideas off other team members. I also left it sitting on my desk in each design for a day and walked past it regularly to see what I liked the most.
When building my clusters I added in some of blue flowers I made when I created my kit in my previous post as I wanted to include some more blue into the project. Instructions for these flowers are in my Sweet Bubbles layout post.
To colour my chipboard I gave them a rough base coat of gesso and then experiemented with colouring them with Distress Inks in Victorian Velvet, Faded Lilac and Broken China.
I dabbed my ink onto my alphas, spritzed with water, dried and then used another colour and repeated until I had something I liked.
I love the flowers from PFF06 Fancy Florals Blossom, they were perfect for these photos of my Granddaughter and I think if I had some of the Blush floral left they would work beautifully together so if you have some photos that need gorgeous florals then check out Blush and Fancy Florals from Bella, they are just gorgeous.