Tuesday, June 25, 2013

A Year in Time - April

Hello everyone and welcome to my April - A Year in Time page.
When sick with the flu recently I was getting bored of repeats on TV so I started watching some YouTube videos to get some new ideas and inspiration.  Wow, there are some clever people out there....I don't know where they get their ideas from.  Anyway, this layout was partly inspirted from one of the Prima videos.
This layout gives a quick overview of Easter in Sicily...or in Taormina anyway.  Easter here isn't driven by chocolate (the Easter Bunny can have a bit of a break in Italy), but is a religeous experience with the main events being the decoration of the churches and an extremely solemn procession through the streets carrying statues and candles.  Traditions going back for maybe hundreds of years.  It is definitely a special experience.
List of products:-
Graphic 45 A Place in Time - April Foundations & Cut Aparts papers;
  • Ranger Claudine Hellmuth Studios - Gesso;
  • Prima Doodle-Deux - Lace Ribbon;
  • Prima Flowers;
  • Buttons;
  • Bird Charm;
  • Tim Holtz idea-Ology - Type Charms & Label Letters;
  • Tattered Angels - Glimmer Mist - Pearl, Tokyo & Lobster

For something different, the Cut-Aparts paper has been torn into pieces, distressed and glued to the Foundations paper in a randomish fashion.  I also included some from the March paper. The Prima lace ribbon was added next.

These papers and ribbon were then lightly painted with Gesso which allows the pattern to be seen throug, but in a muted fasion.  Once dried, I sprayed the entire page with Glimmer Mist Pearl, which gives the Gesso a lovely pearly sheen. 

The 2 other Glimmer Mist colours - Tokyo & Lobster - were added by removing the sprayer from the bottle and flicking the end over th3e paper to give a droplet effect....in some parts it smudged, but overall I like the effect.

The photos were then added along with the flowers, buttons & bird charm.  With the title added last.  To help the flowers blend into the background Gesso was lightly brushed across all flowers & the charm. 

I hope you like my April page.  I'm sorry if this post isn't written overly well as my brain is still mushy from this flu!  As they say, "tomorrow's another day" so hopefully I'll be healed soon.

Happy scrapping everyone!


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