Friday, May 17, 2013

"Spring has sprung" - Green Tara

"Spring Has Sprung"

This layout was made for "Scrapbook magazine" and it had the theme
"Spring". In my part of the world, spring has sprung!!!

For this background, I have used some Scrapmatts chipboard butterflies
 as a mask and sprayed with various colours!! I cut the white cardstock about an inch (2cm) all around and placed it in the middle of the patterned paper. I placed a stencil and applied gesso over it. I sprayed and splashed here and there. I cut the paper into strips and created a banner. After that, I just placed the photos and started building the clusters around them!

Some tips:
1) When your patterned paper is too busy, use white cardstock to soften the colours of your composition! Don’t let the rest of your paper go wasted, cut off the middle piece that doesn’t show and use it to make photo mats or embellishments (like the banner for instance)
2) To attach the banner strips to the twine, fold the top over the twine and use a stapler.
3) Always paint your chipboard white before adding colour! It will show better!

4) If you don’t have a stencil, use your chipboard pieces as a mask like I did with the butterfly

5) If you don’t have a spatula, use an old credit card.

The pink flower is handmade, all the rest are Green Tara!!
 Yellow pincushion, white primula, pink cherry 
blossom and skeleton leaves!!

The cute buttons,twine, doilies and fabric flower are Purple Pumpkin!!!

And of course, daisies are number one spring flowers!!
You can also see one more white primula, a pink rose
and some more skeleton leaves!!

Materials used:
Papers: Crate (Emma’s shoppe),
Cardstock: Alyssiane
Flowers: Green Tara
Handmade Embellishments (fabric flower, buttons, doily, twine): Purple Pumpkin
Chipboard: Scrapmatts
Mists: Tattered Angels (starfish, key lime pie) – Dylusions (fresh lime, lemon zest, bubblegum pink)
Sticker: Echo Park (springtime)
Paint: Smooches
Zutter: Distrezz it all
Gems, gauze, 3d foam adhesive (unknown)

With this layout I am also entering the challenge at Get Creative!

Thanks for visiting!!
Have a nice weekend!!


Marilyn said...

Ahww, this is so Gorgeous, Vicky!!! your page makes me smile!!! love the colors and details!! hope everything is fine there!! xoxo

Sandra said...
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Sandra said...

I had to delete my last comment because of AUTO correct, it does some silly things. Anyway I was trying to say that the colours say Spring so well and I love the banners because they draw my eye to the photos. I love this LO.

Adriana B said...

gorgeous wornderful SPRING page, love it :)

Elina said...

Όνειρο!!!!! Υπέροχα χρωματα!!!

Unknown said...

Sensational use of colour again Vicki. Knockout page.

Anonymous said...

Vicky this is brilliant ... I so enjoy the liveliness of your layouts ... thanks for playing with us at Get Creative!

geoleoan said...

φανταστική!!!!!!!!! Τόσο φωτεινή, χαρούμενη και πανέμορφη σύνθεση!

Unknown said...

Καλά, κάθε σύνθεσή σου είναι απόλαυση στα μάτια και χαμόγελο στο πρόσωπό μας... Μα τι χαρούμενη και ζωντανή σύνθεση είναι και αυτή Βίκυ μου; Τέλεια! Ευχαριστούμε για την συμμετοχή σου στο Get Creative!

Elena Stefanidou said...

Τέλεια ανοιξιάτικη χρωματιστή και χαρούμενη σύνθεση.Όπως πάντα πολύ φροντισμένη και ιδιαίτερη.Βίκυ καλή επιτυχία

Irini said...

Vicky what a fabulously spring flowery layout!!!
love the colours and all the flowers!!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at Get Creative!

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Ella Swan said...

Very pretty! Love this one!! Such a happy colour combo & great photos too!!!

Unknown said...

summer is everywhere, in every detail! it's a gourgeous layout!

Svjetlana said...

Gorgeous page and very helpful tips. Congratulations on winning the challenge at the Get Creative!