Spring Break-Last year, last one

Today I’m sharing my last assignment with GCD Studios.  It’s been a great 3 years and I’ve loved watching the company grow and the designs get better and better each year. I will miss you all!

I was lucky enough to have some the new Special Delivery papers by Heidi Sonboul leftover from my CHA Winter Assignments to use on this layout.  What a joy!  At first glance, this collection looks decidedly masculine, but as you can see it has a lovely feminine side as well.

Pretty simple layout, really.  The design is centralized on the strip of floral paper and the muslin ribbon and creating a layered effect with different patterned papers with mattes and doily rub ons.

And of course, what spring layout wouldn’t be complete without a splattering of paint, flowers and butterflies? I pulled out my trusty punches and accented the flowers with bling.

I love to use mists and ink, but I’m not really into the overall misting anymore.  I like to just splatter the inks like this.

I place my background inside a box, dampen a small artist’s brush with water and sink the brush into the mist bottle and then tap the brush over the layout.  To get the nice dense white, I use artist’s acrylic white ink instead of mist.  It’s very opaque and lovely.

Here’s an close-up of the layout.

If it turns out I need more ink when the layout is complete, like I did in this layout, I’ve learned to cover my photos and major elements with scrap paper and then re-splatter.

Supplies: GCD Studios Special Delivery patterned papers, Rub-ons: Hambly, Chatterbox; Ribbon: Pink Paislee; Letters: American Crafts, Sassafras, Basic Grey; Punches: Ek Success; Stickers: Studio Calico

Thanks for a wonderful three years of scrapping goodness GCD Studios!! 

My next adventure?  I’m going back to my roots, teaching Paper Crafting at my local and brand spanking new Jo-Ann’s Fabrics and Crafts.  If you are local, look for me there.

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1 Comment

  • Debbie @ MeandMyDIY
    March 6, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    Hi Leslie, I love the look of the splattered paint, very creative. And lucky you to get to have fun over at JoAnn&#39;s. I&#39;m SO GLAD to finally have that new store open. I LOVE it!<br /><br />Debbie


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