Tuesday, April 30, 2013

April Guest Designer
Jan Rankine


Hi everyone - Jan back with you again this month.  Thanks again
Vanessa & Di for having me - it's been a pleasure working with
your lovely chipboard products.
The cardstock in this  layout is the most beautiful shade of purple,
 but unfortunately in the pics it looks more blue.
  I tried photographing it several  times in different lights but this
 is the best I could do. 

I coated the word "Just be You" with Gesso, then Texture Paste,
and applied heat to make it bubble and give it some lovely texture.
I applied the colour by rubbing ink over the surface.

I also added a little heart from the
"Nest of Hearts"pack.

                             I just love this Corner Arch.  I achieved the look I wanted

                             by applying Gesso, then ink, then another light coating of Gesso.

I cut the Thistle Shrub into several pieces so I could
arrange them around my cluster.  I have also treated
the tops with Gesso and Texture Paste to add a little
more body to them.  The lovely little touches of green
are pieces of the Branch With Bird.  
(I saved the bird to use on another layout).

The flowers I have used in this layout are from Green Tara.

Thanks so much for dropping by.

Don't forget to pop over to our Facebook Page.

Click HERE to view my blog.

Jan x



Di Garling said...

Beautiful Jan, loooove the way you have placed the photos, great idea, & your cluster is gorgeous too. The way you have cut up the "Thistle Shrub" into several pieces looks effective.
Cheers Di xo

Sarah said...

Adorable page Jan - I love the framing and the colours that you have used :)

Nicole Doiron said...

Wonderful layout Jan! LOVE the deep blue!!! :)

lindy Gillespie said...

Gorgeous Jan love how you used the chippie and the rich colours you used...great pics also!!

Emma Stafrace said...

What a great way to bulk out the Thistle Shrub. I am loving the mix of modern with your photo treatment and the soft feminine tones of your page. Gorgeous work!

Linda Eggleton said...

Gorgeous layout & photos, Jan. Love the colours & your stunning cluster :)

Margyz Paper Games said...

What a sweet photo and a gorgeous layout Jan. Love the rich colours and the beautiful cluster. ox Marg

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Such a striking layout! Awesome work!