Saturday, March 26, 2016

Field of flowers tutorial

Hi and welcome! Happy Easter! Today I am happy to be a guest designer over at Berry71Bleu. Here you can see their gorgeous March mood board.

Isn't it gorgeous? I love the colours, perfect for spring and the sentiment is wonderful. It's been a while since I worked with a mood board and it was lots of fun.

Layers of ink - Field of flowers tutorial by Anna-Karin, with Wildflowers stamps by Tim Holtz and Yupo paper.
It's been quite a while since I made a layout with one of my childhood photos, since most of my layouts these days are about the boys. When looking though my photos, searching for a good story, I came up on this school photo from when I was about ten years old. At the time, I really disliked this photo, so much that I could hardly even look at it. Now, I can't remember why and for that reason, I thought this photo worked well together with the sentiment from the mood board. I added some additional journaling at the back of the layout. I took some step photos.

Layers of ink - Field of flowers tutorial by Anna-Karin, with Wildflowers stamps by Tim Holtz and Yupo paper.
I did a simple, but always fun, background technique. Smear Distress Ink on a Sizzix Cutting Pad (one without lots of marks), mist heavily with water and press on the page. You can see the same technique, but using more than one colour on my Just Keep Smiling, Remember This, and Sheltering Flowers art journal pages. 

Layers of ink - Field of flowers tutorial by Anna-Karin, with Wildflowers stamps by Tim Holtz and Yupo paper.
When the background was dry, I stamped it with Tim Holtz new lovely Wildflowers stamps. Ink them with Distress Inks, mist about four times with water and stamp. The grey stamping was done with Watering Can ink and I also added some tissue tape

Layers of ink - Field of flowers tutorial by Anna-Karin, with Wildflowers stamps by Tim Holtz and Yupo paper.
For more texture, I white embossed my favourite alphabet background stamp (I used it on my canvas a few days ago too) and a flourish stamp. Did you notice that the tissue tape is gone from this photo, I removed it before doing the embossing, and then added it back again.

Layers of ink - Field of flowers tutorial by Anna-Karin, with Wildflowers stamps by Tim Holtz and Yupo paper.
I love using butterflies on my projects, and you can do them in just about any colour. For this layout, I enjoyed using Yupo paper for the first time. I used the translucent one, there is also a white variety. This paper is non-porous and, thus, works great with alcohol inks. I really like the feel of the paper. With a felt applicator tool, apply alcohol inks to the Yupo and repeat until you are happy. I also dripped a few drops of Alcohol Blending Solution on the paper. 

Layers of ink - Field of flowers tutorial by Anna-Karin, with Wildflowers stamps by Tim Holtz and Yupo paper.
Die cut butterflies from the inked paper. I wish you could see the translucent quality of these butterflies, it was impossible to capture on photo. I also die cut butterflies from plain Yupo, to layer behind the coloured ones.

Layers of ink - Field of flowers tutorial by Anna-Karin, with Wildflowers stamps by Tim Holtz and Yupo paper.
White emboss doilies on vellum. I ended up not using the bird you see here. At first, I thought the grey stamped bird was too dark, and was going to place the white one over it, but I changed my mind.

Layers of ink - Field of flowers tutorial by Anna-Karin, with Wildflowers stamps by Tim Holtz and Yupo paper.
Some of the butterflies were glued and others were stapled to the background.

Layers of ink - Field of flowers tutorial by Anna-Karin, with Wildflowers stamps by Tim Holtz and Yupo paper.
Here you can see the effect of the white embossing better.

Layers of ink - Field of flowers tutorial by Anna-Karin, with Wildflowers stamps by Tim Holtz and Yupo paper.
I dyed a piece of cheese cloth with Antique Linen Distress Ink, and also add two strips of Deco Tape.

Layers of ink - Field of flowers tutorial by Anna-Karin, with Wildflowers stamps by Tim Holtz and Yupo paper.
The Wildflowers look wonderful stamped with a watercolour technique.

Layers of ink - Field of flowers tutorial by Anna-Karin, with Wildflowers stamps by Tim Holtz and Yupo paper.
The doilies were layered under the photo.

There are some additional close-ups over at the Berry71Bleu blog, if you want to have a look. There is still time to join this month's challenge, and don't miss all the inspiration that has been posted during March using this mood board.

Thank you so much for visiting today! Enjoy the rest of the Easter weekend!

Happy crafting!

Anna-Karin

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13 comments:

  1. Thank you for the tutorial. The outcome is so tender and beautiful!

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  2. Your page is an absolute delight Anna-Karin and the amazing details and creativity, are just fabulous! So love this page! Thanks ever so much for Guest Designing for us at Berry71Bleu, I really appreciate it! xx

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  3. Its lovely ! The soft colors ,delicate butterflies n watercolors everything gives a gentle feel To it :)

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  4. Its lovely ! The soft colors ,delicate butterflies n watercolors everything gives a gentle feel To it :)

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  5. What a beautiful LO! Love all the soft colours and thanks for showing how you made this; great inspiration! Have a fun and colourfull Easterweekend!

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  6. Beautiful page, such pretty colours, Cathy x

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  7. Gorgeous page! Different colors for you but you used them beautifully.

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  8. Gorgeous page! Different colors for you but you used them beautifully.

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  9. Very beautiful! Love the soft color combination as well as added texture.

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  10. beautiful design and color choices - inspiring!

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  11. This is just beautiful and I love everything about it. Stunning as always. Hope you are all well and enjoying your new home <3

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