Hi and welcome to my blog. I was so excited yesterday to open up my “Love Notes” February kit from Scrapthat. It is a gorgeous kit full of patterned papers from Glitz Designs Love Nest Collection and gorgeous embellishments to go with it. I could not wait to get started on a layout for the watermark challenge at Scrapthat. This photo of my niece and her baby was taken last weekend when I was at a Hawaiian themed party. The baby was so cute all decked out. I distressed and inked all the layers on this layout.
In this close up you can see the cute Prima flowers that came with the kit. I added a pearl to the center of each one. I used a MS punch and added some pearls to the flowers on that. The velvet ribbon and title letters came with the kit. The chippy in the corner is where I used the watermark ink. I stamped letters on the chippy and then added some embossing powders and heated them to dry. I then inked the chippy and the watermark stamping acts as a resist and you can see the stamped images under the inking. I added a few pearls to the chippy to complete it.
In the other corner you can see a close up of some stamping that I did. I added a Prima flower and some pearls. The butterfly I cut out and added some gems and distress stickles to it. I added a row of pearls above the photo for a little soft touch. You can really see all the distressing and inking in this close up.
The flower cluster consists of kit flowers and my own handmade flowers. I made the peach, green and hand painted silk flowers. I also used the watermark ink to make the pearl swirl, there is one under the fan as well but I kinda messed that one up, so I made a fan with some of the other papers in the kit and covered up the boo boo.
My second layout is done with the Feb kit “Things Remembered”, from Swirlydoos. I had so much fun with this layout, one of my all time favourite photos of my daughter. I distressed and inked all the layers.
I added one hand painted silk flower that I made, and tucked some peach flowers that came with the kit around it. I cut up a Prima say it with pearls and added it all around the flower cluster. You can see the G45 cardstock that is behind the photo. I distressed and inked the layers here and the inking totally changed the G45 cardstock.
I added a rub on and some lace on the other side of the photo. The Dusty Attic chippy I inked a couple of colors and added some ZVA crystals to it.
I the top left corner under the flower I added another piece of the G45 cardstock and a title rub on under it. The masking was fun to do again and I added some liquid pearls to it.
I love both of these layouts. The inking seems to make all the papers look so much richer. I think I am going to go experiment with more inking and masking. Thank you so much for stopping in for a peek. I hope that you all have a fantastic week, be safe and stay warm. Feel free to leave me some scrappy love comments, I love reading them ...take care and happy scrapping J