To begin, I lightly sprayed the page and then used a few drips of alcohol inks in purple tones. I added in some metallic silver and white chalk paints. I also used a lavender distress ink from my stash around the edges of the page. To seal, I coated the entire page with soft matte gel and let dry.
I felt this background gave the arty look I was going for,
Now I got out my shabby chic elements and started building on the background. I used the
Best Glue Ever to adhere some paper to my page and them some paper doilies on top of that. The Best Glue Ever is awesome for paper crafting since it sticks so well and can be used in so many ways. You only need a few dots on the back of your paper, and when you have a No Clog Writing Cap on your bottle, you won't use too much glue.
I also added a wooden window with shutters to my page. The inside of the window is where I attached my photo using the Best Glue Ever, which I also used to secure the wooden embellishment to my page. Some flat back pearls were added to the outside of the window, as well as the same shimmer and metallic paints that I used in my background. Flowers serve as details on the corners around the window and glitter glass was adhered to the wooden shutters with the Best Glue Ever.
On the inside of my window, I attached some chipboard words from my stash above and below my photo and accented that with rhinestone box chain. Small pieces of torn washi tape were added to the corners of my page and on the sides of the wooden window on the outside. All of these elements were secured to my layout with the Best Glue Ever.
To perfectly place my small embellishments, I used some Embellie Gellie. This is the easiest way to add tiny details in a flash! At this point, I attached some white lace trim with roses along the bottom edge of my page with glue dots made from the Best Glue Ever. I find that the glue dots work better with a heavier item like the lace trim. As a finishing detail I added some crinkled seam biding, pearl trim, and a polka dot bow under one of the flowers for some added interest. I also applied some stickles in lavender from my stash to all of the flowers for sparkle! Here are some photos of the details I incorporated:
Once my page was completed, my hands had all kinds of paint and ink on them, so I gave them a couple of squirts of the Best Cleaner Ever and got them clean in no time. This cleaner is truly amazing and I love that it is non toxic.
I hope you like my lay out and will be inspired to try one yourself! Grab your supplies from
ScraPerfect and have some fun with your own layout. While you are at it, stop by the site for
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I'll be back again later in the month with more projects, until then I hope you all have a wonderful Valentine's Day!