Monday, March 25, 2019

#Blessed - with Emma

Hi 2Crafty friends, Emma here today sharing a layout with Autumn tones.
I thought this a relevant colour scheme as here in Aussie land we have just started
 our autumn season, which I must admit I love.

Here is my layout and the Chipboard pieces I used.....

2Crafty Chipboard Used:
Corner Retro
Mini #Word Set
Fine Stem Frames
Fern Leaf Set
Leafy Silhouettes

The frame I tried a few different finishes to get the final look.
First I coated it in 2 different oxides, then clear embossed it and then finally 
went over the dry emboss with ink and oxide again to get the desired rustic old look.

The Leafy Silhouettes and Retro corner I applied a rust paste and then dabbed over them with Dylusion inks to compliment the colours in the layout. Finally on these I added a clear emboss, deliberately missing sections to add a contrast from glossy to matte.

I really like this distressed look.

I liked it so much I did the same thing with the Fern leaves.
 They look so striking against the paper elements.

With the title I decided to emboss an orange powder over a black ink. This contrasted again from the other chipboard as well as complimenting the photo. Standing out on its own. Again not opting for the perfect finish but just letting the powder adhere where it needed.

I love scrapping imperfectly as this is what I am, and, if I tried to make every art piece perfect I would never finish a project. Don't get me wrong, I can be quite the perfectionist when I need but I really like the look of something finished but imperfect just as much. I feel it adds personality, a touch of me. #imadethis

I hope you enjoy and are just a little inspired by my layout.
I look forward to seeing you all again next month.

Till then, Em xx