The photo in this layout is of my mum and her sisters, taken in the 1940's. I decided to play with stamps and ink, taking a sheet of white paper and transforming it with lots of stamping and distressing techniques, until I ended up with the brown/black design. I pleated and stitched one section, threading beads onto the embroidery floss. I used a mask on the green paper to add extra detail. Liz now has this layout at the shop if you are interested in a closer look.
A tutorial for you.....
And my card made using the flower...
This is actually an easel card, but I forgot to take a photo before I gave it to Liz! Must have been having a blonde day.
Another tutorial, this time for simple rolled flowers.
A layout of my bestie and I on her wedding day. I used impasto scraped over Glimmer Screens (stencils) to create the lovely texture. This is a fantastic product which I love using. I then rubbed on some Perfect Pearls once touch dry and spritzed with Glimmer Mist.
I created a frame from acetate and used Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks and Metal Mixatives to colour it. The lace was coloured with Glimmer Mist. It's so pretty and shimmery in real life.