Sunday 19 May 2013

May Inspiration with Kelly

Hello, everyone! Kelly here today to share a couple of layouts I created...

Pure Happiness

This layout was created for this month's challenge - using the sketch, a stencil, and pinwheels. I started with the Bittersweet paper from the All Is Love collection, because the beautiful pink went so well with my photos. I used a stencil on my background, first using the Ayeeda Modeling Paste, let that dry, then misted with the Violet Pearl mist, using the same stencil. After that was dry, I went back and did more masking with the Ayeeda Gesso.

 I built up my layers, starting with some pieces cut from the Frosted Life papers. I followed the sketch, but used two photos instead of three. I built up my flowers clusters, cutting pieces from the Love Letters paper, and created two hand made pinwheels to go along with the challenge.

As an afterthought, I cut the bricks from the Big Love paper, and tucked them  in around my photos. I brushed them with gesso, some of the Violet Water Based Ink, and a sky blue color that I created by mixing the gesso, Pearl Sky Blue, and Pearl Green mists. I just mixed the three together until I got the perfect color to coordinate with my page.

13 arts products used:
Collection - Frosted Life:
Found In The Sky
Star Dust
Collection - All Is Love
Love Letters
Big Love
Bittersweet Love

Ayeeda Modeling Paste
Ayeeda Acrylic Gesso
Pearl Mists: Pearl Violet, Pearl Sky Blue, Pearl Green
Water Based Inks: Violet

Flowers, Beads/hearts

Life Is So Beautiful

This layout was created using the Frosted Life collection, along with many of the 13 arts Media. The background was created using torn strips of paper, tulle/mesh which was adhered using the Gel Medium, and then the Ayeeda Gesso which was applied randomly by a palette knife. I used a bit of the Modeling Paste through a stencil, as well. I used a few colors of mists and the water based inks, as well, for the background and also to color the flowers and chipboard.

13 arts products used:
Frosted Life Collection - 
Cold Wall
Found In The Sky
Star Dust

Media - 
Modeling Paste
Gel Medium
Pearl Mists - 
Pearl Olive Green
Pearl Sky Blue
Water Based Inks - 
Sky Blue

Thank you for taking a look! Enjoy your day!


  1. Wow, Kelly! These backgrounds are out of this world.
    I love love love them!! Fabulous work as always!! :-)

  2. Love the misting, masking and the grungy feeling if the LOs. Fabulous work as always.

  3. Such stunning creations them both!!!

  4. Outstanding work!!!! So many gorgeous layers and textures!

  5. very sweet layout kelly, you captured the magic of the photo with the selection of the pattern papers