Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Step by Step Layout Tutorial by Sandi Clarkson

Sandi Clarkson is featuring our April Limited Edition Kit today with a step by step layout tutorial!


Hello, My Creative Scrapbook fans! Thanks for stopping by! Sandi here with you today sharing how I put my "You & Me" page together using the gorgeous April Limited Edition Kit. Every month seems to be a new fave Kit for me but this one had all my favorite colors, so I was really in scrappy heaven!

I wanted to use Marion Smith's Junque Gypsy "Nota Bene" paper in a  unique way, so I decided to rotate the paper and pair it with some of Prima Bella Rouge "Les Rosas" paper.  This was step one. 

Then I took a remaining portion of the "Les Rosas" paper and turned it over to show the beautiful red roses. Using teal and red always makes me happy as it's a favorite color combo. I thought it would work beautifully with the "Nota Bene" paper to accent those flowers.  Some punching along the edges of the red paper helped add a shabby, romantic touch. 

Next I prepped my paper with Clear Gesso on both side of the paper, then added some texture with a Donna Downey stencil and molding paste from my stash.  I also added splashes and droplets of color using my Prima Bloom Sprays in Light Teal and Tea Stain. 

Then the layering fun begins with some of the Prima Bella Rouge note cards and Marion Smith's Romance Novel Chapter 2 papers as well as some white doily die cuts created with a Prima die from my stash. 

Here it is after I've layered and added my Prima florals, Bella Rouge brads and butterflies cut from the section of the Junque Gypsy paper that I didn't use. You know this is a great Kit when you open it and find some of your favorite flowers in there! Yes! 

Here is a little close-up showing where I've tucked gauze here and there for texture. And the Bella Rouge brads are just gorgeous. 

Another close-up where you can see some of the misting. 

And here again is the finished layout. A sweet grandson kissing his baby sister. What could be better than that? 


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