Sunday, January 24, 2016

Shabby Pink Carousel Horse

I've created another carousel horse layout, this time using Blue Fern Studios chipboard as the centerpiece! This chippie was the reason I desired to create carousel horse layouts in the first place. The other one I made is the Black Peacock Carousel Horse
Both of these layouts are on gorgeous diamond patterned Blue Fern Studios paper.  I bought this particular paper because purple is my favorite color. : )

I wanted the chipboard carousel horse to really be the center focus, so I heat embossed it in Fran-táge Shabby Pink which is full of gold sparkles and gold & white splatters.  I acrylic painted the pole in gold; then heavily applied Christmas Gold glitter glue.  The ribbon on the pole was heat embossed in Lindy's Stamp Gang color Imperial Crown Purple it is a true deep purple with a gold shimmer!  To the flourish cut out in the center of the horse, I added purple microbeads topped with Glossy Accents to glue them in place.  Wild Orchid Crafts tiny 2-tone pink roses look perfect on the mane and metallic gold nailheads line the saddle.  I'm very pleased with this beauty!

To really make this chippie the centerpiece, I framed it with Wycinanka intricate and extremely delicate pieces that I edge-inked in Plum Berry color; added dark purple pearls; WOC tiny open roses and some dusty pink colored bling.  

I cut out the whole centerpiece, which is shown below. I distressed and tore the edges for a more shabby look.  I generously shaded the inside edges with Distress Ink Dusty Concord.  To give it dimension, this whole piece was glued to cardboard so it would be lifted off the page and really standout.  Then I fit the piece onto another sheet of the same paper, carefully lining up the diamond pattern.
I added pieces from the Wycinanka set on opposite ends of the center piece. These were edge-inked and then decorated with dark purple pearls and each with an arrangement of flowers & round pearlescent picks.

Finally, I randomly edge punched the whole layout and then inked all of the edges.  Pastel Lilac pearls added even more of a feminine touch.
Thank you so much for viewing my layout........and, as always, have a wonderful day! Lisa : )

Products used:
Blue Fern Studios DéJà Vu collection - page name: Un Voyage À Paris

Blue Fern Studios chipboard - Carousel Horse

Martha Stewart punch - Beaded Ruffle

Stampendous Fran-táge embossing powder - Shabby Pink

Wild Orchid Crafts:

 Mixed Pink Open Roses 10mm (MKX-661)

Mixed 2-tone Open Roses 10mm (MKX-304)

2-tone Purple/Lilac Lilies (MKX-130)

Mixed Pastel tone Chrysanthemums Set B (QVR-030)

Miniature Mixed Pastel Sweetheart Blossoms (MKX-265)

2-tone Lilac Aster Daisy (GST-224)

Green Long Grass (MKX-443)

Wycinanka ( Trio collection-Border & Decorative Corners (GST-049)

Lindy's Stamp Gang embossing powder - Imperial Crown Purple Gold
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Dusty Concord
ColorBox Pigment Ink - Plum Berry
Ranger Glossy Accents
Want2Scrap - Baby Purple Pearls
Michael's & Hobby Lobby craft stores:
plum ribbon, pearlescent berry picks, lilac pearls, purple micro beads, shabby pink rhinestone circles, Christmas-Gold glitter glue, acrylic metallic antique gold paint, gold nailheads

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful work, Lisa! Love all the little details - the microbeads, the pearls on the background and chipboard, and the distressing and shading around the center piece (to name a few)!


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