Friday, May 9, 2014

A Little Title Love

Hi everyone!  It's Valerie here today with a couple of layouts for May.  Do you sometimes struggle with titles?  I do, so I pulled out a couple of Blue Fern chipboard titles, and got started on my layouts. 

For this layout, I chose the Cute Stuff title from the Good Vibes set, and my very favorite sheet from the Blue Fern Garden Collection - In Bloom.  I also took advantage of some strips in my scrap pile to create some dimension in the background.

Here is a close-up look at the sweet title.  I primed it first with gesso, inked it with a light brown ink, and when dry, I used a make-up sponge (an awesome scrap room supply) to apply some Inka Gold.

I also used the smallest circle from the Graduated Circles set of 5 to frame the left side of the photograph.  
After priming the chipboard, I applied some pink ink, then heat-embossed it 
using a frosted embossing powder to add some sparkle.

The Berry Stems and Jeweled Trinkets were painted white and used as accents in the floral cluster.

For my second layout, I chose the Backyard Boy title, and knew just which photo I wanted to use. 
 I'm sure many of you have photos that would fit perfectly with this title.  This title was super easy to alter.   
I applied some VersaMark ink and clear embossing powder, 
then heat embossed it.  The result was this beautiful chocolate brown. 
For the background I have used the back side of the Timeless paper from the
  Blue Fern Garden Collection.  

If you like arrows, you will love the Directions set.  It includes numerous arrows that can be used in so many ways.  I covered this arrow with Distress Ink, then stamped it with a texture stamp.

You can see another of the arrows from the Directions set in this close up, as well as the gloss that the embossing powder left on the title.

And here is a little flower from the Bohemian Flowers that I tucked in behind a flower. 
 It's a great assortment of 12 flowers. 

That's all from me today.   It was awesome to begin my layouts with a title and not have to worry about it at the end.  Give it a try!