Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Shaping up

Hello ladies! Tracie here, this month I have been playing with all the little wooden veneer shapes that are available in the shop.

There are lots of shapes available but I loved the tiny little sundrifter ones from Studio Calico, and because they aren't themed you can pretty much do anything with them.

For my first layout I started arranging them to make branches and flowers.
Once I was happy with the arrangment I glued them down onto my background paper (I used the stunnning Basic Grey avalon paper from the Serenade range) then I painted over it all with white acrylic paint to soften it.
Sticking with the Serenade range (Just because it's so lush!!) I cut some branches and birds from the Chemise paper, to give it some depth.

Then all it needed was a few rub-ons (I do like my rub-ons!!) I used the Pink Paislee Cottage Farms ones, I also added a little of the white acrylic to the edges of the photo to soften the edges.

For my second layout I wanted to try a much bolder approach.
The wonderful thing about these shapes is that they work equally well on vintage and modern layouts, and are also ideal for adding just a little interest to the more simple style of layout too, the possibilities are endless!

Foregoing all patterned papers, I started off by stamping a background with the fabby Beed Background stamp from Basic Grey Hipster collection onto white cardstock.

Sticking with the Hipster range and I was back to my trusted rub-ons again!  These aren't just any rub-on these, oh no!! These are flocked rub-ons!! ease and texture all in one rub!!

I added  a few Hipster alphas and a mix of embellishments from Fancy Pants and Pink Paislee
and a photo of my gorgeous grandson of course!

then out came the shapes agan!
This time I inked them slightly and glued them randomly all over the stamped background.

I've loved playing around with these shapes and seeing just what can be done with them, but I would love to see your creations, so please leave a link to your work in the comments box so I can have a nosey!!

That's all from me for now, I'm off to enjoy what's left of this lovely weather!


Lesley G said...

Lovely as always Tracie. Fab title on the second layout :) x

Sarah Howes said...

I've been eyeing wood veneer shapes for a while. Looks like it's time to get myself some!