Flower Baby Layout

Hi everyone! I’m back today after being gone on vacation! My husband and I spent an extra long weekend at the beach. It was fun but I have to admit that it was as hot if not hotter there in Panama City than at home. All we wanted to do was stay either in the ocean or pool the whole time we were outside…not that was a bad thing to do.ūüėé
I want to share a layout I created from a photo of “Little Miss” when she was around a year old.¬†

I started by¬†inking my glass tray with¬†Melon¬†and¬†Sunshine Blends Inks , adding water to each ink and placing a 8″x8″ piece of¬†Watercolor Paper¬†( that I cut down to size) into the ink mixture. Once I had the paper covered I removed and let dry.
I adhered a paper doily with adhesive to the watercolor paper. 
I then placed the Swirl Dot Art Screen onto the watercolor paper and applied Matte Extra Heavy Gel with a Spatula . I removed the art screen and let dry. I inked three scraps of leftover watercolor paper with a mix of water and Sunshine Blends Ink (2 scraps of paper) and Leaf Blends Ink (1 scrap of paper). Once all were dry I adhered two of the watercolor papers horizontally to layout.
 Next I inked the glass tray with Wildberry Blends Ink, added water to the ink, loaded a paint brush with the ink mixture and splattered the watercolor paper. Also I added a piece of ric rac to the watercolor paper.
I inked the Botanical Mini Molding Mat with Leaf Blends Ink and stamped onto the inked Sunshine Blends scrap of watercolor paper. 

Once dry I adhered to the back corner of photo and glued both slightly off center of watercolor paper. 
I placed Crinoline Fabric on the flowers and leaves diecuts from the Book Mark, Tag and Pocket, Journaling Card, Flowers and Leaves Diecuts and Bookplate, Hinges and Label Diecuts and cut out one set of flowers and a leaf. I inked the glass tray with Wildberry, Frog and Sunshine Blends Inks, added water and placed the flowers in Wildberry and the leaf in Frog and one small flower into the Sunshine ink mixtures. Once completely covered I removed and let dry.

I add a brad to center of the flowers, adhered the leaf to back of the flower and to the lower corner of photo. Next I added several loops of green metallic thread to flower. I also added another flower to the top corner of the photo and adhered sequin to center of the flower. 
I inked a chipboard letter “B” with Sunshine Blends Ink an let dry. Next I inked the letter completely with¬†Top Boss Embossing Stamp Pad Clear, applied¬†Opalescent Embossing Powder¬†to letter and set with a¬†Heat Tool. I added a¬†Foam Dots¬†to back of letter and placed on the corner of the photo.
Even though the quality wasn’t the greatest when I printed out this photo ( I just couldn’t throw it away) I still think the layout turned out pretty cute! As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.¬†
ColorBox/Eileen Hull: Frog Blends Ink
ColorBox/Eileen Hull: Leaf Blends Ink
ColorBox/Eileen Hull: Sunshine Blends Ink
ColorBox/Eileen Hull: Wildberry Blends Ink
ColorBox/Eileen Hull: Melon Blends Ink
ColorBox: Swirl Dot Art Screen 
ColorBox: Botanical Mini Molding Mats
Glass Tray
Golden Artist Colors: Extra Heavy Gel (Matte)
Paint Brush
Chipboard letter B
Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry Adhesive 
Crinoline Fabric
Ric Rac
Green Metallic Thread
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Littlest Mermaid in the Sea Tag

Hi everyone! I am back again (third time this week) with another project I created for ColorBox. I absolutely LOVE how this tag turned out! It has me in the mood for a day at the beach! So lets get started!

I started by spritzing a glass tray with Cirtus Tickle Smooch Spritz, adding water and laying the tag into the ink mixture. I removed the tag once completely covered and let dry. Next I inked the glass tray with Caribbean¬†Dyestress Blendable Dye Ink, added water, loaded a paint with ink mixture and apply to tag. Once dry I placed the Swirl Dot Art Screen on top of tag and inked an Art Dauber with Tahiti¬†Dyestress Blendable Dye Ink and applied the inked art dauber over the art screen. Once finished I remove the art screen. I inked and art dauber with Capri¬†Dyestress Blendable Dye Ink and ink edges and over the surface of tag. Next I applied to the glass tray the following inks: Aster and Cabernet¬†Dyestress Blendable Dye Ink. I loaded a paint brush with the ink mixtures and splattered the tag and let dry. Side note…set glass tray aside with ink mixture for further use. Second side note…while I tried to link all products, such as the new line of inks, I didn’t find all but will try and update as they come available.

I inked the¬†Mimi Mermaid Rubber Stamp¬†with¬†Wicked Black Archival Dye Ink¬†and stamp onto a piece of¬†Watercolor Paper¬†with the¬†MISTI Stamping Tool. I placed watercolor paper onto the middle¬†Delightful Circle Diecut. Place between two plated and run through¬†Diecut Machine. I cut a 3 7/8″x1 3/4″ and a 2 1/2″x1″ pieces of watercolor paper and placed both in the Tides Embossing Folder. I placed between plates and run through diecut machine. Now I’m ready to ¬†paint/watercolor everything.
I placed the Delightful Circle Diecut into the set aside Aster¬†Dyestress Blendable Dye Ink and cover completely with ink mixture, removed and let dry. I watercolored the Sea Horse image’s body with Cabernet¬†Dyestress Blendable Dye Ink and then cleaned the glass tray.¬†
I inked the glass tray with the following inks:¬†Princess, Caribbean, Tahiti,¬†Tomato, Bumble Bee, Capri and Mint¬†Dyestress Blendable Dye Inks and I added a small amount of water to each ink.¬†I placed the 3 7/8″x 1 3/4″ embossed piece of watercolor paper into the Capri¬†Dyestress Blendable Dye Ink and once completely covered remove and let dry.

Next I placed the 2 1/2″x 1″ embossed piece of watercolor paper into the Mint¬†Dyestress Blendable Dye Ink and once completely covered I removed and let dry.¬†For the stamped Mermaid image I watercolored with the following inks: Face, arms and upper body…Princess¬†Dyestress Blendable Dye Ink. Lower body/tail…a mix of Caribbean and Tahiti¬†Dyestress Blendable Dye Inks. Seashells and fin of sea horse…Mint¬†Dyestress Blendable Dye Ink. Hair…a mix of Bumble Bee and Tomato¬†Dyestress Blendable Dye Inks. Starfish…Tomato¬†Dyestress Blendable Dye Ink.¬†

I fussy cut the mermaid and sea horse images out and added clear glitter glue to sea horse fin, seashells, tail and starfish on mermaid.¬†I inked two art daubers, one with Mint and the other with Capri¬†Dyestress Blendable Dye Inks and lightly ink edges of both embossed pieces of watercolor paper and circle diecut.¬†I added foam pop dots to the back of the 3 7/8″x 1 3/4″ embossed pieces of watercolor paper and one side of the circle diecut and placed the embossed paper on top of the tag. I added a little glue to the other side of the circle diecut before laying on top of embossed paper.¬†Next I adhered the 2 1/2″x1″ embossed paper on top of other embossed paper and circle diecut. I adhered the mermaid image on top of all pieces.

I glued the sea horse to bottom corner of tag and added three gems next to the sea horse. Next I randomly adhere sequins to tag.

I finished the tag by cutting two 10 inch pieces of seam binding. I ran the seam binding through  the hole at the top of tag and tied a bow. As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

ColorBox: Princess Dyestress Blendable Dye Ink
ColorBox: Swirl Dot Art Screen
ColorBox: Art Dauber
ColorBox: Capri Dyestress Blendable Dye Ink
ColorBox: Mint Dyestress Blendable Dye Ink
ColorBox: Aster Dyestress Blendable Dye Ink
Penny Black: Mimi Mermaid Rubber Stamp
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive
Glass Tray
Spellbinders: Delightful Circle Diecut
Life Style Crafts: Tide Embossing Folders
Seam Binding
Studio g: Clear Glitter Glue

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Friday is great and enjoy creating!