Greetings and welcome to the BoBunny Blog today!
It's so much fun to catch a glimpse into the creative process and how a page is created and enhanced along the way. Today I am sharing a masculine page created in three ways for you featuring the Secret Garden collection.
Hello Spring Scrapbook Page by Rhonda Van Ginkel
I started my page with the more neutral background pattern paper in the collection called "Vineyard". The photo here is framed using the coordinating Chipboard frame. Using a bit of Gold Foil Dot Washi Tape and some Noteworthy die cuts, this very simple first page was created.
Next, I added in some pretty elements that I cut using our Nested Terrific Tag, Ornate Doilies and Love Squared Dies. I created my doily flower by using two cuts from the smallest Ornate Doilies of the "Bloom" pattered paper, shaped them gently and set aside. The rolled floral center was created by cutting one of the "Trellis" circle designs.
Confession time, I hardly ever visualize a project start to finish, I never know what will happen when I sit down to create. After looking at this page, it felt as though it needed more depth or layers and texture.
The first thing that I did was to add some interest with some homemade texture paste (Gabrielle Pollacco's Recipe) applied this through the Kaleidoscope Stickable Stencil. While still in place, on top of that, I applied a bit of Blueberry Glitter Paste. I liked the similar nature of the repeating pattern compared to the base paper.
Next, I applied a bit of our White Gesso using a dry brush to the layer of the Ornate Doily that is under the Noteworthy scalloped circle.
I really wanted to keep the printed patterned paper design in tact on the right side of the base paper, so I came in an inch and cut out a one inch vertical strip. I then cut the edges a bit wavy, spritzed with water and rolled them. I came up a bit short, so I ripped another piece and attached it to the left. It all measured out nicely to 12 inches and I was happy.
I added a bit of blue thread under the Noteworthy Bird and added one of the Layered Chipboard pieces under the sentiment. When I found the small "Easter" sticker in the Combo Sticker sheet, I tucked it in above the title. The Tear It tape from Imagine Crafts was perfect for adhering my intricate pieces! It made it so easy!
Thank you for joining me here today. What are your favorite techniques or embellishments to add to your pages? Do you like more clean and simple designs or do you love the extra layers and mixed media?
Patterned Paper: Secret Garden, Bloom, Arbor, Corsage, Vineyard, Secret Garden, Trellis, / Secret Garden
Noteworthy: Secret Garden
Brads: Secret Garden
Buttons: Secret Garden
Chipboard: Layered Chipboard, 6x12 Chipboard / Secret Garden
Dot Jewels: DoubleDot Blue Hues
Stickers: Combo Stickers / Secret Garden
Stickable Stencils: Kaleidescope
Palette Knife Assortment
Glitter Paste: Blueberry
Glimmer Mist: Frost and Sugar
Doily: 4 Inch Small Doilies
Kraft Wood Shapes: Elegant
Dies: Nested Terrific Tag Dies, Ornate Doilies Dies, Love Squared and Lovely Leaf Dies
Gold Foil Dot Washi Tape
Teal Zeal Momento Duel Marker
Tear It Tape