Hi everyone! I took some happy snaps when I was out on a walk at our last scrapbooking retreat. It was such a beautiful and warm winters day (a little unusual here in the South Island of New Zealand!) and I just really wanted to capture the beauty and peace of this rural area. I knew that the little mushrooms and foliage from Dusty Attic would work perfectly with the Mintay Woodlands collection.
I have made this layout using a selection of mushrooms, foliage, words and a lovely title. I will walk you through the techniques I applied to each of the elements.
I started by painting up the mushrooms. As the paper collection included mushrooms, I painted the chipboard mushrooms to match in – so some I painted with red caps and white stems, and some in tones of brown.
I then painted up various grass pieces in shades of green to layer on with the mushrooms and die-cut pieces from the paper collection to create little mushroom scenes on each side of the title.
For the title, I painted it dark brown and then rubbed a bronze wax from Prima on the bottom part of each of the words to give it dimension and a variety of tones and shine.
For the foliage, I painted them in various shades of green, picking out the berries with a bright orange red. I then incorporated these pieces into the layout by layering them with die-cut pieces from the paper collection.
The finishing touches for the layout were some words – I painted a word strip in cream and tucked it under the edge of a photo and I painted a # word from the daily 4 word pack with brown paint and included it on the right side of the wreath.
I hope you have a chance to get some creative time in soon.