Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Mixed Media Elegance with Graphic 45 and Sandi

Hello there, Scraps of Elegance fans! 

Sandi Clarkson here with you today sharing my first project using the March Scraps of Elegance Kit "Hello, Beautiful!" And wow, this kit really is so gorgeous! 

I was super excited when I found out that the featured paper this month would be Graphic 45's Portrait of a Lady! And of course, it did not disappoint! 

I decided to scrap a bridal photo of my niece, Karen for my first project. Stripes and florals used together are always a winning combination, so I've used the Catherine paper as my base and layered some floral paper, Victoria. Isn't it divine? For photo layers, I've used the dark green back side of Catherine as well as the light green from Scrapberry's Camera. I also made a few die cut paper doilies from cream Graphic 45 card stock from my stash. 

It was so fun to start choosing embellishments from the Main Kit and Elements Kit add-ons such as the beautiful gold Prima Floral Lace. If you look closely, you can also spy the Prima Vintage Trinket to the left of my photo. Those Memory Hardware pieces are amazing! I lined mine with some of the Victoria paper. For flowers, I've used Prima flowers from the main kit but also Prima and Petaloo from the Floral add-on Kit! 

The Portrait of a Lady chipboard pieces are gorgeous and are from the Elements add-on Kit. I tied this one with some twine that was wrapped around a bundle of flowers in the Main Kit.  The addition of some petals balances it off and keeps it feminine. 

This is more of the same although I did add in some pearls. My mixed media is very light on this project. Just some light stenciling and then the addition of lots of Art Stones from my stash. 

This is going towards the upper right hand corner of the page where I've used the florals as layers and added some thread and art stones from my stash. 

Just a quick dimensional shot! 

And one more from the other side! 

here is my next project using the fabulous March Scraps of Elegance Kit "Hello, Beautiful!" 

My favorite colors are earth tones.  Green, peach, rust, teal, cream, gold ... colors usually associated with Fall. So, the Graphic 45 Portrait of a Lady papers are so "me." When a kit contains these colors it makes it a real pleasure for me to create!
So, this time I went with a green base with gold text writing, the Alexandra paper. Then I tore long strips of the Grace paper as well as the ScrapBerry Album paper and layered these. After applying gel medium on both sides, I began a small amount of mixed media work .. mainly gesso, mist and beads.

I did lots of fussy cutting of one of the Victoria papers to have some extra floral embellies. Those roses are so pretty! I've added lots of layers here including Kit parts as well as a couple of things from my stash such as chipboard and microbeads. I loved mixing the flowers and tucking in some phrases from the Portrait of a Lady Cardstock sticker sheet as well as a few floral buttons and tags from the Chipboard sheet. 

This close-up is from a little further down the page where I tucked in some of that yummy gold Prima lace from the Elements add-on. For my Lucy title, I simple used some alphas from the Cardstock sticker sheet found in the Kit.

Just to create a little more texture, I've added a piece of chipboard from my stash and embossed it with aged gold embossing powder. Here you can see the fussy cutting and floral layering. Because I had some white gesso nearby, I outlined my fussy cut flowers with it. Several more Graphic 45 Chipboard pieces were worked in.

Because I already had that die cut doily on my desk, I tucked it on as a photo layer as well.  More flowers and microbeads .. and when I was all done, some splattering of white gesso. 

The upper right hand side of the photo framing. 

I always like to take a few angled shots to show you the dimension, so here is the first one. 

Last one! 

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Thanks for coming by! 
~ Sandi ~ 


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