Monday, April 23, 2018

After School Treat | Amanda Lawrence

Hi all!
Today I'm sharing my recent cybercrop sample layout with you all.

I set the 'Rule of Thirds' challenge which was to use; 3 patterned papers, 3 embellishment clusters and a 3 word title.

Here's my layout:

I actually decided on the challenge before making my layout so it became a challenge for me also. I started by choosing a photo that I could title with 3 words ... criteria one, tick! Then I went through my paper stash and selected 3 colours that were represented in my photo. I went with a turquoise to go with the egg on the cupcake, a yellow for the cake itself and also the juice and her uniform. For the last piece I chose a pink as I felt the colours worked nicely together. 

I had an idea to make a strippy background, so also chose a roll of washi tape to match each of the papers. I then grabbed 3 border punches and cut up a few strips of each paper before constructing a vertical section of strips, alternating between washi and paper and the 3 colours.

Once that was done I applied some clear gesso before using some mists which I applied using the packaging technique. A few splatters and then my background was ready to embellish.

I wanted to make set areas for my 3 embellishment clusters so I grabbed my stitched circle stamps and made 3 clusters where I knew my embellishments would go. I also stamped a butterfly at each area too. My main cluster was to the left of my photo where my title would also go. I used flair, paper and resin flowers, some thread and a polka dot journal tab.

My second cluster to the right of my photo included another flair, these were both from the 'Live Life Happy' set and some more paper and resin flowers.

My final cluster had some more paper and resin flowers with an added canvas bow.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see your take on the 'Rule of Thirds' challenge in the gallery in The Scrap Suite soon! Entries are open until midday on Friday 11th May.

Amanda x

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