Thursday, August 15, 2013

"Peace and Perfection" by ~ Mistra Hoolahan

Hiya!  I've been having more fun with Donna's Family Jeans collection... I love the wood and denim tones that feature in this line, very much a favourite at the moment!

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For this layout I wanted to make a feature of Donna's Chipboard Swirls from Want2Scrap and make them represent the windy afternoon we spent at the beach.  I traced them onto the paper and cut away the excess.  The chippy was spray painted white and then touched with Denim, Honey and Truffle Mix'd Media Inx from Clearnsap.  Then I misted them with water to allow the colours to blend and create the soft watercolour tones.

I created a couple of flowers from denim sheets from Want2Scrap using Donna's Rose Creations Die from Spellbinders.  To get them to sit 'up' instead of flat I worked some PVA glue among the layers which helped stiffen the denim and allowed it to keep it's shape.

I've used the binding seam from some old denim jeans to create little strips and accented them with the little banner Diecuts from the Family Jeans Diecut pack.  I've also finished of my hand made ruffle with some of the same binding seam.

To add some more little detail snippets I tore off some dictionary print from Donna's Mix'd Media Stax 2 from GCD Studios, scrunched them up and tucked them in under the layers.

I chose the word "Peace" from my quote title to stand out... because I love those little moments of peace you can find in each day.  I've used the matching Family Jeans Chipboard Alphas from GCD Studios and touched the edges with Pewter and Truffle Mix'd Media Inx. Since the inks stay wet for a while it allows you time to blend them together easily!

Thanks for stopping by today!!

1 comment:

  1. I love this layout!! Love the swirls and I have to go find your ruffle tutorial, still want to try that!!!