Thursday, July 26, 2018

Tam's Second Share for July

G'day 2Crafty Creatives
Tam here today to share my latest creation......
This one's titled:

"True Beauty"

A page celebrating my girl who is the image of True Beauty. Inside and out.

I used the following 2Crafty Chipboard:
"Beauty script title"
"Circle Stack"
"Flowering Clusters"
"Weeping Vine"
I just love the colours and the ombre effect on the "Flowering Clusters".
I created this by first applying a couple of coats of white gesso, and then using Dylusions Ink Sprays.  Instead of spraying them on, I applied them with a paintbrush which gives a much stronger and more vibrant finish once dry.

I used the colours 'Polished Jade' and 'Fresh Lime', and I let the colours blend in the middle.

These "Flowering Clusters" are new to the 2Crafty range and I just LOVE them,
and know I will be using them again soon.

I painted the "Weeping Vine" with a couple of coats of white gesso and then
white acrylic paint. I then cut it down and tucked it into various parts of the layout.

I selected a circle from the "Circle Stack" that would act as a frame around my photos.
I painted this with a couple of coats of white gesso and then stamped over this with black ink and a script stamp.

Finally I added the "Beauty Script title" to the top edge of the frame and gave
 it a couple of coats of black paint.
I adore the black and white mixed with the turquoise and lime.
My favourite colour combination.

This page was taken prior to my girl attending formal for High School.
Leading up to this night, she had bought an amazing dress.
There was lots of pressure on her (ridiculous!) to have her hair done, her makeup done,
 fake tans etc, but she refused. She just wanted to be herself.
This made my heart swell, and I was so proud of HER!!
I wanted to document THIS.

The journaling reads:
"Beauty begins the Moment you decide to be yourself"
"You are truly beautiful inside and out - sounds cliché but I love that you don't get caught up in all the fakeness that surrounds our teenagers. The fake tans, eyebrows, eyelashes. They must look in the mirror and wonder who is looking back at them. Youth is beautiful. So is being you.
That's all you need."

Well that's it from me today, I hope I've inspired you, thanks for popping by.
If you would like to see more of my work you can head to my BLOG.


Di Garling said...

My new fave of yours Tammy. LOVE it.

SD pooja said...

What a dramatic layout !! Loved it :)

Unknown said...

Oh how I love everything about this page - d black background , textures, chippies and colours. Total love 💕

Sabee said...

Wow! Love your black background, everything stand out with it!