It's my turn, today, to share with you my October layouts created with the brand new Mémoires collection. The papers are just gorgeous!
The end of a Perfect Day
For this layout, I used the Tale of Treasures paper as my background. After I primed it with clear gesso, I used a stencil with modeling paste. I added a bit of blue mist with a brush.
To add more interest to the background, I used the Grungy Grid stamp with black ink. I also added another stamp with text.
Behind my photo cluster, I used the Circle Groupe chipboards, which I embossed with Sand & Sea Imagine Ink embossing powder. It matches the background beautifully.
Under my picture, I used the Calling Cards paper to mat.
I used the Photographic Record paper to die cut a doily to add to both my clusters. I also added some flowers and wire thread to embellish.
My title piece, The End of a Perfect Day, is also embossed with Sand & Sea Imagine Ink embossing powder.
Life is Full of Surprises
When I saw this beautiful paper, called Chronicles, in the collection, I immediately thought of this picture of my daughter. I primed it with clear gesso and, as usual, used some modeling paste through a stencil to add texture.
I also added two mists colors to the background: one in a red-burgundy shade that matches the background and another in a golden yellow tone. I used both the Grungy Grid and the Forever stamps to add interest to my background.
To mat my picture, I used a piece of the Grand Sequel paper and a card from the Calling Cards paper. I placed that over the largest Frilly Hearts chipboard which I embossed with Oatmeal Imagine Ink embossing powder. I just love how it mat my picture with such feminine details.
To embellish, I used some Attic Charm Daisies (you can see it better in the next picture), some Seaside Lilies and some Harvest Lilies. Did I mentioned how I love Blue Fern Studios flowers?
In my flower cluster, I used two keys from the Vintage Keys set. I used again the Oatmeal Imagine Ink embossing powder.
My title piece, the Life is Full of Surprises chipboard, is embossed with Ginger Imagine Ink embossing powder.
For my last layout, I started with the Nature's Novel paper. I love the earth tones of this one.
I used my new favorite stamp: the Crackle Texture stamp, here and there, on the background. A few shades of ink (aqua, brown and yellow) here and there, and background was done.
I had this idea of a torn band of paper going diagonally on my layout. I used the Photographic Record paper to do so. I tucked some pieces of the Turkish Bits chipboards set behind the paper, to add interest. I embossed the chipboards with Mushroom Imagine Ink embossing powder and while it was still hot, I sprinkled some Sand & Sea Imagine Ink embossing powder over it. I believe this powder will quickly become my favorite!
For my main embellishment cluster, I chose the Seaside Flourish chipboard, which I cut apart to keep just the flourish and the flowers. You can see, in the picture above, How I cut the anchor and the two stars and keeps everything else.
I used brown Ink to color this chipboard and then, I dry brushed some white gesso to make it stand out a bit more.
In this cluster, I used a lot of Blue Fern Studios flowers: little Courtship Blooms, some Spring Lilies and, of course, the beautiful Mémoires Blooms.
I used those flowers again in the two other clusters I made.
I mated my picture with the Calling Cards paper. My title piece comes from the Amis, Ensemble, Complices set. I treated it with the same steps as I did with the other chipboards on this layout.
I hope my layouts inspires you to dig in this BEAUTIFUL new collection.
Have a great day,