Friday, November 1, 2013

The Studio Challenge - Monochromatic

Hi Scrappers!

The last two days I had some free time, and since the weather was quiet cold outside, I decided to craft a bit. I was looking for another scrap challenge, and yesterday I found one, which is absolutely adorable! It's from The Studio Challenge and the theme is "monochromatic" (using different shades of one color). I really like that and most of my favorite layouts are quiet monochromatic. That's finally a reason to use a lot of my pink scraps :) 
I chose a bw-picture for a better matching. I get inspired by Anastasia's layout and the idea of using no black color in the whole layout except for in the picture. So I took the challenge and this is what I came up with:


I spent definitely a lot of time for this lo, because I created all of these flowers just for that layout (except the two white ones, these are Prima). Finally I could use most of pink scraps for the banner beneath the picture. 


I covered the edges of all the banner pieces with withe or pink stickles-glue to add a little bit of bling and shimmer. Besides, I did some hand stitching with light pink floss. 

dry embossing
Another fun detail is the dry embossing technique for the butterflies. I just punched out two different butterflies of some thicker cardstock. Then I put these pieces under my paper and dry-embossed it with an embossing pen. For finishing I lightly rubbed some ink with the ink blending tool to emphasize the outlines.  


Just as I said, I did all the flowers by my own for this layout using different patterned papers and cutting dies for my big shot. I inked all the edges with light pink and applied some gesso with a piece of foam to make them match. On top of that, I used some dry distressing glitter to create a frosted look (a lot of work as you can see!).




On these three pictures you can see some of the techniques I used for the background. I did some masking with stencils and molding paste, I applied some wrinkled newspaper and painted it with gesso and I used some of my glimmer mists to give the layout a bit more shimmer. Besides I did some fuzzy cutting with the two little birds. 

title
For the title I used my K&Company label maker from the SMASH! series. This was just the perfect purpose to use it, since it creates withe lettering and I didn't want to use black for my layout. 

This time I signed my layout with my new stamp :)
At the end, I could use my very own new stamp with the address of my blog :)
On the picture you can see my fiancé, he's sitting in the garden of his parents, doing some day-dreaming (thought he must be thinking bout me ;)) 

Hope you like my layout! 

4 comments:

  1. Adorable page ♥ Thanks for playing at The Studio Challenges ♥ Petra

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  2. So many great techniques used here! LOVE how that trail of blooms draws the eye right to your photo! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Studio!

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    1. Thank you so much Jinny! I'm glad you like it :)

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