Sunday, January 18, 2015

New Fabscraps Love 2 Travel collection

I have to say that this layout almost got the best of me as it just didn't want to fit the vision in my head.  The red cardstock started out as the base but as you can see, it ended up being my 3rd layer.  I had masked on some circles, added some pops of blue, red, and gold  and generally made a big mess, LOL.  I was not happy with it so I gave it a spray of fixative so that when I painted over it all with white gesso the colors would not bleed through.  Then I flicked some red paint over the entire page and I am satisfied with this reslut.

I dabbed silver paint and then added some random silver embossing powder on several chippies to use under my floral clusters.  Petaloo Botanica flowers, some leaves and a few berries finished up my look.

Eagle, Alaska is a small town in Alaska on the Yukon river.  You can only drive there in the summer as the roads are impassable in the winter.  We were there for their July 4th celebration and it was a pure slice of Americana!

Eagle, AK is a sleepy little town that seems to exist in another time, when life was a bit simpler. There’s a well in the center of town where many people draw their daily water as most homes do not have running water. The streets are dirt and the structures are wooden and old.

Their 4th of July parade was the perfect little town parade. The kids rode their bicycles and had cards on their bicycle spokes so that they would make noise. There were little flags and crepe paper streamers. Some people decorated their four wheelers and drove those in the parade. The Model T in these pictures has been in the same family ever since it was brand new. It was trailered to Eagle from Fairbanks. That old truck spit and sputtered and didn’t go many yards before the driver had to get out and put water in it. And, of course, there was a fire truck and an ambulance in the parade.

For This Project You Will Need:
• FabScraps C73 Love 2 Travel 1 sheet of 007 and 1 sheet of 008
• Red cardstock
• MC73 001A Journal Book Viewing Disk
• Stencil and modeling paste
• White gesso
• Embellishments of your choice, i.e. flowers, vines, leaves, etc.


1. Use white masking paste and stencil a pattern on the red cardstock. After that dries, paint over the entire sheet with white gesso. After it dries, tear about a 1/4" - 1/2" strip all along the outer edges being sure that when you tear you expose some of the red paper.
2. Cut an 8 1/2" circle from the center of Stars and Stripes 008. Then cut an 8" circle out of the 8 1/2" circle leaving you with a narrow circle border. The remaining paper will be the base layer of your layout. Use the inner circle as mats in step 5.
3. Cut a 9" circle from the center of America 007. Glue the narrow circle strip (dark blue side) from step 2 onto this circle (flag side) centering so that it makes a border all around. Ink and distress if desired. The remaining paper will be the 2nd layer.
4. Take the leftover paper 007 from step 3 and heavily distress the edges, ink, and then glue on top of the base layer 008 (dark blue side). Then glue the masked red cardstock from step 1 onto 008.
5. Mat photos with the dark blue side of 008. Cut small rectangles from 008 (stripes side) and mount the titles. Ink as desired. If using journaling print on white paper and mount on the dark blue side of 008.
6. Fussy cut one of the Viewing Disks from MC73 001A Journal Book, ink and distress as desired.
7. Center the layered circles from step 3 on to the layers in step 4.
8. Take a little red paint and water it down a bit and then dip a paint brush in it and flick red paint specks over the layout.
9. Pop up the photos and title(s) with cardboard or foam tape and add to your layout as shown.
10. Embellish to your liking with flowers, leaves, vines, etc.

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