Thursday, October 8, 2015

Wonder Layout by Sherry


Hey ladies and gents! Sherry here, after taking a brief hiatus while I was getting married. I am back at it creating beautiful things:). While off and settling into all the new things life held, I filled my journal with amazing ideas of projects for when I got time in my creative space. Today I bring you the first of these ideas:).

I, along with half of the world am in love with Instagram and adding filters to pictures! I especially love that I can add a filter, that helps to match the mood and feel for my layouts! The picture I chose for this layout, I wanted to make it a little over exposed.  I added the photo to Instagram and BOOM now the photo is perfect!

I love how with some mediums, stencils and stamps a beautiful thing can be made. Grab a cup of something hot (its getting chilly here in Canada), pull out your fav supplies, and lets create together:) For full supply list scroll to the bottom of this post!


I wanted to apply texture where my phone will be, so I applied whipped spackle through a grid stencil with an old hotel room key! I made sure the stencilling would stick out from the photo and a small amount in the opposite corner of the page.

SIDE NOTE:  I found I tend to not clean my spatulas and palette knives well enough so they get gunky and hard to spread mediums with, so I started keeping old credit cards, used gift cards and hotel room keys for this! Cheap and easy to throw away.

Allow to dry. That's the beauty of whipped spackle, it dries quite quickly!


I picked up these stunning peonies stamps from the Limor Webber Designs store and am in love with them! Tip:make sure to select a permanent ink pad so the ink won't run when you spray over top of the stamped image. Since I wanted to image to be on top of the texture paste, when I stamped the image I didn't use a stamp block. This was important because then I could use my fingers to push the image into the crevasses of the stenciled design. I like to heat set the images so they are set in place. Be sure to keep your heat gun moving when going over the whipped spackle, or it will bubble and blister. I stamped two images behind where the photo will be and one in the bottom corner to balance out the page!

I pulled out the amazing new Lindy's Stamp Gang, Limor Webber Designs 'neon graffiti' sprays, I picked Urban Amethyst and Sidewalk Chalk. I starting by sparingly spraying the amethyst where the centres of the flowers would be. By keeping the nozzle apron 6" away from the page, it allowed for some over spray/texture! Before the amethyst has time to dry, I sprayed the Sidewalk Chalk spray in a sweeping motion moving in towards the centres of the flowers. This also allows for the amethyst to drag out a little bit! Allow your misting sprays to dry.


I placed my photo where it would eventually live to give me a visual of where the next stencilling would be. I applied super white gesso through an arrows stencil so they would peek out from behind and around the focal points. Allow to dry.  The Gesso picks up the color from the sprays below, offering a neat effect.


Before adding the next layer to the layout, I pulled out Limor's fab 'Ink Splats' stamp set from IndigoBlu to create  texture at the corners and along the edges to frame my photo!

To add one more layer of awesome, I stamped the same peony image onto clear transparency paper in different shades of purple ink. I prefer stazon for this. once it is set the ink won't smudge.  If you would like to heat set, you can but be very careful so that the transparency doesn't warp. After fussy cutting out a few of the peonies, I used clear pop dots to add dimension behind the photo focal area, and to the opposing bottom corner. 

I applied whipped spackle to the edged of 'wonder' definition and word, allow to dry without heat. Adhere to the bottom corner.

I used pop dots to adhere my photo on top of the transparencies in the top focal area. 

To tie it all together,  and add just a little bit more beautiful splatters, I pulled out the stunning Blazing Black spray to add splatters to the page. Make sure to cover anything you don't want to splatter. I keep a scrap paper bin for these kinds of things.

Here are a few close ups to check out the the fine details of this layout!

Thank you so much for popping in and checking out my latest layout. I am so in love with the richness of the new sets of colors Limor Webber Designs has been releasing with Lindy's Stamp Gang! So make sure you peruse the DT blog for more inspiration using the ever amazing new and favourite products! For more from me, make sure to hop over my blog and Facebook for more tutorials and product uses. 

In case you were on the edge of whether to buy the new Limor Webber Designs sets, your husband called, he said buy them all! On him ;)


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