Thursday, April 23, 2015

Beauty ~ a layout of Brianne

When my daughter, Brianne, was acquiring her Masters Degree in Chicago, she worked with a group of ladies that decided to do their own private photo shoot. 

This one is my favorite of Brianne from that photography session. 
The beautiful black feather boa that Brianne is wrapped in and the natural rosy color of her lips made these the base colors for the layout.  Since the Art-I-Cake rose piece is encased in gold color, I decided that this would be the metallic color to use. I enhanced the rose by rubbing Oldgold colored wax on it.  I replaced what was dangling from this pendant by using Prima wire thread in ink black to strand beads from my own stash that were more fitting for this LO. The wax also brought out the detailed design in the metal heart bead!  

After a light coat of gesso on the page, I used jet black Archival ink to stamp a design & script from Bo Bunny's Powder Mountain collection.  I added a stencil in both white & colored modeling paste.  Lindy's Stamp Gang mica powder Ramblin' Rose Pink from the Victorian Bouquet Magicals Set was used to color the paste.
The layout also has splatters of black gesso; LSG Starburst spray Golden Lump o' Coal, now a retired color (the drips are also in this color); LSG Starburst spray Ramblin' Rose Pink; micro beads in black & champagne; and rhinestones in Rose Gold color.
Here are a few close ups showing all of these textures:
The chipboard title by Want2Scrap was prepped with black gesso and then heat embossed with LSG color Midnight Gold.  What an amazing color!!
I made a flower & feather arrangement using Wild Orchid Crafts roses that I rubbed with Oldgold colored wax.  White floral wire was recolored with Gold alcohol ink and then curled.
White roses & rosebuds from Wild Orchid Crafts were sprayed with LSG Starburst Ramblin' Rose Pink and then placed inside a tiny resin frame.
Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you have a great day!  Lisa : )
Products used:
DCWV - The Primrose Stack
Martha Stewart punch - French Scroll
TCW 6x6 stencil - Mini Damask
Bo Bunny clear stamps - Powder Mountain collection
Want2Scrap - chipboard title
Lindy's Stamp Gang
    ~Embossing Powder: Midnight Gold
    ~Starburst Sprays: Golden Lump o' Coal; Ramblin' Rose Pink
    ~Magicals: Victorian Bouquet set - Ramblin' Rose Pink
Resin pieces
    ~Chandelier (Hobby Lobby)
    ~Frame (Michael's bargain bin)
Wild Orchid Crafts - roses & rosebuds
Viva Décor Inka Gold - Oldgold
Spellbinders dies - Antique Tags One
Prima E.Line pearl sticker - rose outline
Michael's - Art-I-Cake framed rose pendant; metal feathers; micro beads-black & champagne; rhinestone stickers-Rose Gold


  1. Gorgeous! I love all the details and texture in the background!

  2. Really artsy and beautiful! Amazing background work!

  3. What a beautiful girl! You must be so proud :)


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