Thursday, 27 June 2013

Wild Thing... at the Merly Impressions Retreat

 Hi folks!  I thought I'd share the layout I made in the class taught by the talented Emilie Chamel on the Merly Impressions Retreat that I attended last weekend.  I used a photo of my little Isabelle having just had her face painted at a friends birthday party. 
I stamped some feathers, flowers and leaves (from the Elegance collection) straight onto some white cardstock  which I splattered with distress stains and flicked with watered down acrylics. I created the feathers by painting some more white card, drawing leaf shapes and snipping in the feathered detail.  The beautiful blossoms came in the class kit. 
I die cut some Funky Foam for the title and added some AB crystals.  These are really sparkly to the naked eye.  I couldn't capture it too well in the photos but I filled in parts of the stamped images with glamour dust adding yet more sparkle (you can never have enough sparkle).  I also stamped the butterfly again and added it as a decoupaged layer on top of the original butterfly on the top right of the page.  Of course I added some pink sparkly gems to the butterfly too :)
I finished off the page some lovely pins given to me by my friend Linda, who put up with me sitting opposite her all weekend :)
 Here's Emilie's page.  It was great having her crafting along with us.  She created another page following the same layout which was equally as beautiful.
Ciao for now!
Sandra x


Desire Fourie said...

A beautiful design with awesome colours and textures. The feathers is a nice creative touch.
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bec said...

Beautiful layout!! Emilie is such an inspiration!! X

ElizabethR said...

Both are lovely pages, love the feathers. I sure don't miss the tears from when the facepaint had to be washed off before bed lol. Happy Weekend Elizabeth x

Lynn said...

Stunning page, love all your little added touches Sandra. It was a great class too. x
Lynn x