Crops and Retreats

Friday, 14 October 2011

Keep it in the Family

with this FABULOUS LO from Guest Designer Ali 
Cream textured cardstock
Kaisercraft Marrakech papers
Basic Grey mini mono stickers
Chipboard shapes
Distress Inkpads in Broken China and Fired Brick
Ali says.........
On this LO I used the chipboard shapes – both positives and negatives – to create my own background as well as using them as embellishments. 
To create the background I used the chipboard shapes as masks/templates, moving them around the page and dabbing Distress Ink over/through them.
TIP: When using a negative shape as a template (e.g. the round chipboard shape from which I had removed the flower shape) I didn’t want the ink to go over the edges of the shape so I used a piece of scrap paper and cut a circle in it slightly smaller than the chipboard circle and laid the shape over the circle in order to ink through it.

I then decorated the chipboard shapes either by inking them with Distress Inks or covering them with patterned paper and inking the edges with Distress Inks. I added buttons as centres for the flower shapes.

I matted the photo and a piece of the brightly patterned paper onto the blue and red sides of the patterned paper and arranged them over the inked background, layering in a journal spot cut from the Marrakech Fantasia paper. 
I arranged the chipboard embellishments across the bottom edge of the photo and added a title using Basic Grey alpha stickers and hand-written letters cut from an off-cut of the Marrakech paper.
Stunning yes? and there is MORE to come


Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

gayle said...

Fantastic effect :) loving masking at the moment!

Alix said...

great job ali!