Thursday, May 24, 2018

"Relax" by Anthea

Hey there all.  Hope you are doing well.
 
Today I am sharing with you a LO that I completed of one of my besties and I at the start of a cruise we went on with a group of friends earlier in the year.  It was the first time either of us had gone a holiday since kids, without kids and I am not sure that you have seen two gals as excited as us. We (meaning I) took a LOT of photos to help remember the experience.


This was one LO where I had a pretty good idea of how I wanted the overall LO to look like.  I wanted tons of texture and minimal colour. 
 
To start I smothered on some texture paste through my favourite D-lish stencil, I then cut up and distressed strips of coordinating patterned papers - they were a bit too blue for my liking, so I dry brushed them with some white paint to tone them down.
 
I then added some black text stamping and a few flicks of black mist to add even more layers. A good sprinkling of sequins followed with a few pieces of pretty distressed gauze to create the overall base.
 
Once my base was complete I added my photo - originally I was going to use a circle creative cut to frame my photo but I cut my photo out too small so I decided use a wood veneer circle as a frame instead and was thrilled with the result.  (Like why did I not think of that earlier!?)
 
I ended up adding more of the wood circles (they came as a nested set and I am fairly sure they were part of a past JAP kit). I left them completely untouched as I think they look perfect this way on the LO. I then added two paper flowers as a final touch to my main 'cluster'.
 
I then simply added a flower and another embellishment to the lower part of the photo, where I had also added texture paste, paper and gauze.
 
 
I used a piece of wood veneer for my title, again from a JAP kit (you often get a great wood veneer title in these kits but you can buy some individually here) ; but in this case I painted, inked and painted some more till I got it looking how I wanted.  Now I will say the title is crooked. No it was not intentional.  I have no idea what I was doing when I stuck it down, but I honestly did not see how bad it was until I went to photograph my LO. I tried to fix it but it is stuck down tight and there is NO fixing it - so I will have to live with it.  I do apologise.
 
 
Well. That is it for today.
 
I hope you like my LO (even with the dodgy title).  I know I was pretty happy with how it turned out.
 
Till next time.
 
Take care and hopefully I will see you around in The Scrap Suite.
 
Hugs
Anthea
xox
 
 

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