The soft colors in the Windsong Collection are a great counterpoint to the strong metallic steampunk gears I used on the page: a perfect combination for a layout about my sister, the pilot.
I stamped my focal image with permanent black ink onto a peach colored paper from the collection (WS100).
I used a watercolor technique to paint the image with Mahogany, Milk Chocolate, Biscotti, Aqua, Seabrook and Terra Cotta. I simply pressed the inks onto my craft mat and spritzed a little water nearby. I picked up a tiny bit of water with the paintbrush and then added a little bit of the ink, varying the concentration to vary the color. Just remember that this is not watercolor paper so you do not want to use a lot of water or the paper will pill and peel. A little bit goes a long way!
When I was done I trimmed out the image, cut a cardboard support to adhere to the back...
...and positioned her on the layout.
The chipboard gears in the corner were first painted with metallic gold acrylic paint and then rubbed with 2 different metallic waxes. I added a few Shiny Chrome Drops as accents.
There is a great set of cut apart sentiments in the Windsong Collection. There was one strip that caught my eye. It is a quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson that reads "Each moment of the year has its own beauty." I actually edited it to remove "of the year" and split the strip to position it in 2 different places on the page. The first part of the quote sits on the top left of the page, in front of 2 tags I cut from WS101.
The second part sits on the bottom of the photo. Below it you can see that I fussy cut a zig zag border by following the pattern on WS105.
I added another little sentiment strip in the bottom right along with some tiny gears.
Quick Quotes Supplies:
Windsong Collection 100, 101, 104, 105, 500
PowderPuff Chalking Inks: Milk Chocolate, Mahogany, Aqua, Seabrook, Terra Cotta, Biscotti
Want2Scrap Shiny Chrome Drops
Want2Scrap Gear Corners 2 Pack Shipboard Embellishment
Want2Scrap Gears Chipboard Embellishment
Prima Emily Stamp
DecoArt Medieval Gold Metallics Glaze
DecoArt Metallic Lustre: Black Shimmer, Copper Kettle
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today! Susie