Design Team Project

The simple life – Miss Carrie

Hello, crafting friends. It’s Miss Carrie here with another scrapbook project for you to try. Today, I am working with a ren fest photo and chose to create a more fanciful scene with floral layers, bits of chipboard, transfers and texture paste.

I started by building background layers with stencils and floral chipboard pieces. I wanted to bring out the red hair in both our children., so I created a soft pattern in the background with the chicken wire stencil and mahogany ink. Over the top, I added a textured pattern using the distressed grid stencil. I mix opaque grit paste with walnut ink to create this lovely design.

After adding a few layers of ephemera paper, I added some chipboard elements from the wildflower 3 pack pack. I gave these a soft coat of white paint to help them stand out over the neutral papers.

 I did cut these chipboard pieces apart so that I could continue the stem potion below the photo. This also reduced some of the bulk on the page.

Behind the photo, I added layers of bookplate ephemera, floral rub on transfers, acetate leaves, and elements from the creative layers 9 collection. I shaded the chicken wire and flora pieces with a mix of blue distress oxide sprays to match the soft blue in the rub-on transfers.

I layered these items with small tea leaves, botanical leaves, and the flowerposie. To bring some more colour to the page, I painted the posies with distress oxide sprays. After prepping them with white gesso, I poured some ink into the paint palette and added a few layers of colour.

The title on this page also came from the creative layers collection. To make the phrase stand out, I painted this with a soft white, then added a coat of dark brown. Before the paint had a chance to dry, I wiped off the dark brown so that it only stayed within the letters on the chipboard.

I chose to keep the title simple and layered it over a few chipboard phrases with a little blue heart. I brought a few more phrases with a little adventure chipboard phrase with a little adventure chipboard phrase and a circular phrase from the designer disc 10 collection.

The word disc was painted in a soft white and then layered with a chipboard frame to help it stand out more again the botanical pieces. The script letters on the disc are beautifully designed and create a lovely statement piece on the page.

Throughout the page, I tucked more leaves and floral bits and added some texture with twine. I tucked the story behind the photo in a little pocket and topped it off with a tab. 

I hope this project inspired you to try something new. 

I cant wait to see what you create 

Tea Leaves Small 

Botanic Mix 6 

Designer Disc 10 

Chicken Wire Stencil 

Flower Posie 

Wildflower 3 

Creative Layers 9

Distress Grid Stencil