Sunday, August 24, 2008

Simple Beauty

First, I have to say this layout is lifted from Jena Vee DeVries. She did the original layout and it was sooo wonderful I had to try it too! The link to her blog is on the side as well if you want to check it out.

The layout uses the Simple Beauty stamp set. All the paper is our textured cardstock, the only exception is the stamping done on the Colonial White paper that is stamped with the Sweet Leaf ink and then is cut around. All the flowers have been cut again out from other colors and the backgrounds are all textured cardstock as well. Also, our textured cardstock comes with one color on one side and a lighter color on the other side, so it works out great and gives a lot of different options.

The colors that were used are Colonial White, Petal, Sweet Leaf, Heavenly Blue and Amethyst. The stamping of the flowers was done in Sweet Leaf. Then various papers were cut and placed on top of the inked flowers using the textured cardstock of Petal, Heavenly Blue, Amethyst and Smokey Plum. And all the pieces were sanded with our Sanding Kit sandpapers.

I also colored in all the leaves with our Olive Watercolor Pencil and blended it around with our Waterbrush. For some of the smaller pieces of the flowers, those are also colored in with Watercolor pencils and blended with the Waterbrush as well.

Along the bottom are a couple strips of paper from our Promise of Spring paper packet. Those were both edged with our Edge Distressor. The phrase in the circle is also from that stamp set as well and the circles were cut from our circle Coluzzles.

The "Simple Beauty" is actually printed off of the computer using our Font CD. This font is called CTMH Aristocrat.

Finally to help finish it off, there are Garden Green brads and Colonial White brads in several of the flowers. Also there are a few dots of Liquid Glass in other places to give it a different look as well. And while mentioning Liquid Glass, it also makes a great adhesive. I used the Liquid Glass several times with the small flower pieces that had to be cut out and adhered. Just a dot of the Liquid Glass on the original paper and put the new cut piece on top of it and after a little drying, it stays there perfectly!

Here are a few closeups:


Jena said...

Beautiful! How long did it take you? I had people ask me and I had no idea ;-) I love how you added the Heavenly Blue.

Barbara said...

Just found your blog and wanted to tell you that this card is gorgeous!
This was one of my favorite SOTM sets.....but I think this is the prettiest card I've seen using this stamp.