Hello crafty friends, thanks for visiting today
as I share a DT page for the April challenge for
I was inspired by the orangy colours when choosing my photo and I'd discovered a great quote which I thought would be perfect for my outdoorsy Grand daughter.
The photo was taken at Womadelaide in early Autumn this year and Miss E had climbed a tree to get a better vantage point of one of the many music stages. This lead me to using a couple of sets of leaf stamps and borrowing my DIL's stamp to make the little girl with the kite.
Hmmm, that's a bit of a long lead in, but its how my layouts evolve. I hope you're still with me!.
Next, I went hunting for a patterned paper which would look good with her top and perhaps have some leaves on it too.
I found the perfect paper by Studio 75, Lavender morning. I just flipped it so that the leaves came down from the top.
First I stamped the little girl flying the kite and embossed it with clear embossing powder.
Satisfied with placement, I created the title on my computer.
The next step was to make some mats for the photo, using scraps of paper from 7dots.
The stamping was done on some old music paper, using Tim Holtz archival ink.
Using Jane Davenport water colour inks, I randomly painted the leaves, with three of four Autumn colours.
I wanted to highlight the beads on her T-shirt, so I added some brown ink through a stencil. I mixed a Dylusions paint with some thick white gesso and dabbed it through a stencil.
Finally, the tricky bit of deciding how to arrange the leaves.
I always make twice as many as I think I'll need, so that I don't have to try and match paint if I don't have enough.
A bonus by doing this, is that I always have
something pretty to add to a card!
I hope you find time to play along, just add your entry to the Scrap Matrix Shares page in the corresponding folder and don't forget to let us know what Scrap Matrix products you used and what inspired you. You could be in the running for a generous gift voucher or perhaps a Guest Design Team spot down the track.
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