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!