Thursday, September 29, 2016

It's Up To You... by Lisa Gregory


Wow! Lisa has done it again! This beautiful layout...I LOVE the way she used the sentiment stamp!
Thanks Lisa for wowing us yet again!!!

It's Up To You...Everything you do, every choice you make, it's up to you. I opt to see the beauty in the everyday. This is something I teach my children, and now my grandchildren. Yvonne's stamp for Impression Obsession,  It's Up To You, rings so true. I started my 12 x 12 layout by adhering a 12x12 piece of Prima Paper from the Rossibelle collection to a piece of 12x12 corrugated cardboard using Mod Podge. After it dried, I sprayed the edges of the layout with water, let it soak in and peeled back the top layer of the cardboard and the patterned paper. I then wrinkled, bent, twisted and shaped the edges exposing the cardboard underneath. I love the texture  of the corrugated part of the cardboard. Once it dried, I painted the corrugated part, and the peeled back part with white gesso, After the gesso dried, I sprayed the painted parts with colored sprays in a shimmery grey toned color.


I made sure I left a part of the lighter part of the paper free of embellishments and stamped the It's Up To You stamp onto that part. I  chose Black Archival ink as it stood out among the blacks in the paper.


I created the middle part of the layout by covering different sized pieces of corrugated cardboard, and layered them for dimension. I painted the Dusty Attic chipboard frame and dusted it with Art Basics Mica Powder. I added the tiny Dusty Attic butterflies to the frame.



 I created some of my own flowers and mixed them in with flowers from the paper collection I used, I just love floral clusters!!


 Here is a view of the floral cluster under the frame. I also used die cut leaves to tuck underneath my floral clusters. Just the hint of light green blends in well. The butterflies are from a printable file I created, then printed it up and cut them out. I painted them with Glossy Accents to give them a bit of shine.


Thank you for joining me this week. I hope that when you venture out during the day, that you see the beauty in the everyday...






2 comments:

  1. Such a gorgeous layout; love those torn edges and the flowers ! Yes, I see the beauty in the everyday... everyday is another opportunity that God gives us to get it right LOL !

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    1. amen!! Thank you for your kind words.

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