Friday, 19 February 2010

My Mr Perfect

I never claim that I have the perfect man... just that I have the perfect man for me - My Mr Perfect. He really is my soul mate and other half (though he says "better half"). The photograph was taken last year at the New Forest - a favourite haunt of ours, though we haven't managed to go lately. For this layout I used a core'dinations whitewash paper and totally demolished a K&Co paper called (get ready for this one... it's a mouthful!) Mira Citrus Botanical Die-cut Glitter Thermography Paper. Tim Holtz made his usual appearance - walnut stain this time, just to darken and distress the edges, and I finally used my Gesso! I used it first to blend in the photograph to the background cardstock - after sanding the photograph edges. I used it also to make a lot of the swirls and flourishes, building the gesso up over a space of time (2 days) and waiting for it to fully dry before sanding it lightly to get the effect I wanted. A few green pearls to swirls around, a bit of doodling with white, black, and green pens, a bit of sparkly fabric lettering... and it was finished!

5 comments:

Sandra said...

My goodness your attention to details is just amazing. It really shows for all that work, you have just the most fabulous layout.

Sian said...

Wow, I love the idea of using the gesso to blend the photo onto the page. And those swirls? Amazing.

Anita said...

Stunning, stunning, STUNNING!!!!! nuff said!.. warmest wishes Anita..xxx

Alana said...

lovely LO. I'm a gesso addict as well! It's brilliant stuff.

Fluffy said...

I love the idea of the gesso on the pic, may just have to borrow that idea for a couple of pics I have that have an annoying background.
I love your attention to detail on every LO
Tracee x