Monday, 21 October 2019

The Two of Us ~ A romantic layout with Sandi

Hello, everyone! 

Sandi here today sharing a romantic layout featuring both the Tailor doll stamps as well as a vintage photo of my parents. My mother used to sew quite a bit, so I thought it was fitting to use a photo of her and of course, had to include my dad. 

Last month some of the Design Team showed you some awesome ways to use the Tailor stamps. For my purpose, I merely included them in my background stamping. 


I used the Rose Rhapsody, Summer Rhapsody paper for my background and prepped it with a coat of clear gesso. Then I randomly stamped around my focal area with both the Add to Cart Stamp and the 
Hello Ladies Stamp. I also included some of the Stitches stickers collection to replicate some stitching. 

For my background stencil work, I've used the Antique Text Stencil and modeling paste. Once that was dry, I highlighted those areas with some color: Pink Ayeeda Water Ink as well as Olive Green Ayeeda Water Ink



Here is a close-up of one of the sweet young ladies from the stamp. 



Remembering my mom's passion for red lipstick, I had to include a phrase from the Hello Ladies Stamp and used it quite generously all over the page. "On a bad day, there is always lipstick." 



Under that stitch sticker is more stamping but my embellishments dictated the outcome as always. 



From my stash, I did use a white crochet doily and some black thread for texture. 
I am loving these new cardboard phrases that Aida created for us. You can find them HERE



For additional texture, I added some 3D Balls Medium



Sometimes I find that I like to deconstruct and alter my flowers and that is exactly what I've done here. I've added and removed layers. Cut and tore them in apart and also snipped the edges with a regular hole punch. It changes their character a bit and makes them more realistic. 



Lastly, I included some stamens from my 13 Arts Flowers stash and then splattered everything with 13 Arts SPLASH White Ayeeda Ink. I like this better than white gesso because it is more dimensional. 


Thank you for taking part of your day to visit the blog. 
I hope I've inspired you to get busy and just create! 



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