Hello there! Here comes my next to last project with the Frog Dog May Mixed Media kit. For this layout I wanted mainly to use the Stampendous stamps set (by Nathalie Kalbach). I just love these designs!! And there is also a free template included in the stamp set, by the way!!! Therefore, be prepared for yet another simply stencils project 🙂 …
This is how I did the layout background:
I first sprayed some yellow and green spray ink directly onto the white cardstock. The colours I used are by Lindy´s Stamp Gang (Yellow Rose of Texas and Rusty Lantern Lime).
Next I took some black and grey dye ink and stamped with the „Wired“ stamp set near the areas where my photos would later be. The grey ink is a shadow ink and will end up being a much lighter tone, when dry.
After that I applied some black Glimmer Glaze and created random ink splatters for contrast.
I really like adding ink splatters to my layout background so I added a few more :). This time I first used the „New Sprout“ ink spray (from the kit). And a Lindy´s Starburst colour „Shabby Turbine Teal“.
Then I proceeded by placing the stencil that was included in the stamp set over the cardstock and dabbed randomly over the stencil with VersaMark ink.
After that I just first poured some grey embossing powder over the inked area and after that added the green powder. Then I just heated the powder with a heat gun.
This is how my background looked before adding the photos, embellishments, the title and journaling.
This is the finished layout. I added some vellum paper to the edges and painted it with the blue „Beach Hut“ (this tone comes with the kit – more colors here) tone and stamped with black dye ink and the circle dot stamp from the kit over it. I love the look of the vellum when painted with the Fresco Paints!! I also treated the wooden heart with the light green chalk ink that was in the kit. Other than that I left the embellishments as they were (untreated).
and here are a few detail shots:
I hope you have enjoyed this little step-by-step and get those stencils and stamps out and play a little 🙂 !!