Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Darling Girl - Ruby Rock-It Creative Team

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.

So I could use the gorgeous florals in PFF06 Fancy Florals Blossom and PFF90 Fancy Florals Bouquet I cut away a section of the papers and used my Silhouette with the Pixscan mat to cut as much as possible and then fussy cut the pale flowers as it had trouble detecting them when I used the tracing tool.

I decided to create a background on my white cardstock using the packaging technique with Distress Inks in Vintage Violet and .
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 used Victorian Velvet first, dried it with my heatgun and then added Broken China.
I love the results you get with this technique.

I was having trouble deciding which way I wanted the embellishments to be so I started with adding my heart die cut white I cut from a lilac coloured card from the 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.

My title was going to be created with a darling wood veneer I got from a destash I bought years ago and some chipboard alphas from Ruby Rock-It to spell out GIRL.
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.

Now I was ready to stick down my embellishments, I decided I wanted to add some dimension to the layout so I glued together some scrap cardstock and adhered it to the big sections of my florals.

I tucked that single heart I cut away from my die cut into the big floral section on my layout.  I helped pull those hearts further into the layout.

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.

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