Wednesday 8 June 2016

Anything But Cute- The Birds and Bees

Here is my take

This was one of my layout that i just kept adding to more and more luckily it worked out.  Lots going on this page, mica powder, modeling paste, stencils, pre cut textures, chipboard, tags, banners, tabs, acrylic paint, and one of my favorite- sewing.

I started with pattern paper covered in postal collage, trimmed off 0.25" from sides, punch with an edge punch.  I added some more interest by ripping out some pattern created with the punch.  At some texture with stencil and modeling paste.

I mixed some mini stones with modeling paste and randomly spread on to base page.  Next lightly paint with gesso on texture and around punched edges.

Next layer base page onto background pattern paper then layer in behind punched edges with bits and bots cut from silhouette and paper ephemera.

Added some sewing around outside.  I love sewing, one of those little details, this layout i wasn't to lazy to pull out the sewing machine.  Add on the main photo cluster, here i just layered in paper ephemera, banners, tags, and paper panels.  I liked to get the base cluster layered together then tuck in chipboard and paper texture.

I mixed mica powder with gel medium and water and painted textured areas .  I used teal, rust, green opal, soft with shimmer.

Once all the texture is painted, i tucked in all the lovely pre cut texture bits.  I used chicken wire, mesh, harlequin, and floral texture cut using by silhouette.  I know i have said it before but i love these texture bits, adds so much interest, texture and color but isn't a solid panel... and since i cut them out of paper no extra weight is added.  Winner Winner chicken dinner.  I also mixed modeling paste and gold acrylic paint and added some rugged lines with a stencil.
Now here i could of said enough but no i keep going.

I painted turkish delight with gold acrylic paint, and leafy post with black acrylic paint.  I really want to use black embossing powder on the leafty post but i couldn't find any, so i covered with glossy accents gives it a nice glossy finish. Finally splattered with some water down black acrylic paint.

talk later ladies and maybe a gentleman or two out there as well


  1. Glenda, this is gorgeous and I want to reach out and touch all of those layers and textures! Fantabulous stencils and stamping and more stencils! Wowzers! Your birds and bees elements are Bee-utiful with the background. The splatters are so fun! Awesome sauce design and details!

    Thanks for joining us at Anything But Cute for our "The Birds and the Bees" challenge! Hugz. ~Niki DT

  2. Wow, this is absolutely stunning!! The texture is amazing!! I love the layers and the details you added!! It looks so gorgeous!! Thank you so much for playing along at Anything But Cute for our "Birds and Bees" challenge!!

    Lisa DT
    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. Wow! This is stunning and rich with detail! I love it!

  4. Woooow, this is absolutely brilliant with all those awesome layers and rich textures! I love your beautifully blended colors and yummy details! It's glorious! Thank you so much for joining in our The Birds and The Bees challenge at Anything But Cute! Branka DT

  5. Glenda, before I go ga ga over this awesome project - let me say thank you for the fantastic set of chippies you gifted to Mixed Media World and I won. They just arrived and I am in love! I have already been wanting to place an order and will soon! Now, let me say this is so fun, I love seeing your experimentation and the result is gorgeous! The addition of green really gives great contrast and your texture and layering is spot on. Thanks a bunch for sharing with us at Anything But Cute. <3

  6. Congratulations on being chosen a DT Favourite at Anything But Cute!! Don't forget to come and grab your winner's badge! hugs :)