Monday, September 21, 2015

Tranquility - A new collection from Fabscraps

Well here it is Monday, again....  LOL!  Since I am retired I don't have those Monday blues but I do remember it so well from my working years.   Here's a little Fabscraps beauty to cheer you up and hopefully chase those Monday blues away!

Fabscraps has several new collections out now and this one is Tranquility.  It has such pretty soft greys and blues.  My photo her is a Tim Holtz found relative.  I used a Spellbinders diecut frame to accentuate the photo along with lots of pretty blooms from Prima, Petaloo and I Am Roses.  I fussy cut some flowers from the paper collection and tucked those into the clusters.

For This Project You Will Need:
·    FabScraps Tranquility Collection C75:
·        1 Sheet C75 006 French Lace
·        1 Sheet C75 005 French Rulers
·        1 Sheet C75 002 Misty Floral
·        1 Sheet C75 007 Sewing Pattern
·        Tranquility Journal Die Cuts MC75 001A
·    Other:
·        1 Sheet white cardstock
·        2 x 12” piece white corrugated paper
·        Lace and ribbon
·        Assorted flowers and leaves
·        Mask & white masking paste
·        Clear or white gesso
·        Music stamp and black archival ink
·        Lavender or pink mist – I used Lindy’s Saltwater Taffy
·        Distress ink – Color of your choice.

  1. Cut a 1 x 12” strip of 007 Sewing Pattern and adhere to the right side of the white cardstock.
  2. Tear the right edge of the white corrugated paper and adhere, overlapping the strip of Sewing Pattern as shown in the above photo.
  3. Glue a 12” piece of lace on the left side of the white cardstock.
  4. Tear about a 2 in piece off the side of 006 French lace. Use a border punch on the other side of the paper.  Distress and ink the edges as desired.  Adhere this paper to the white cardstock so that it overlaps the edges of the white lace and white corrugated paper.
  5. Paint over 006 French Lace with clear or white gesso.  I mix the two together and that allows some of the pattern of the paper to show through.
  6. Do some masking on the background using white masking paste.
  7. Do some stamping on the background with a music or texture stamp using Archival Ink.
  8. Add some mist to the background.
  9. Diecut a frame from 007 Sewing Pattern  that fits your photo nicely and ink it to add some color.  I used Spellbinders Gold Labels Four.  Adhere the frame over your photo.
10.   Cut a rectangle that is larger than your frame in step 9 from 005 French Rulers and round the corners.  My rectangle is 4 x 6.25”.  Distress and ink the edges as desired.
11.   Glue a piece of cardboard (or use foam tape)  cut to fit under the rectangle from step 10.  Adhere to the right side of the layout.
12.   Glue a piece of cardboard cut to fit under the frame from step 9.  Adhere the framed photo over the rectangle.
  1. Remove one of the diamond shaped flourishes from the Journal Die Cuts MC75 001A and cut in half.  Tuck under the rectangle at the top and bottom centering on the rectangle.
  2.  Fussy cut one of the labels from the same pack, I used Cherish.  Adhere to the left side of your layout.  Layer some scraps extending from the edge of the label underneath the photo stack.
  3. Fussy cut and ink  some flowers from 002 Misty Floral.  Now arrange your flowers as desired on the layout tucking in the fussy cut flowers here and there.  Add whatever embellishments you like.
The soft greys and blues of this collection pair so easily with other colors.  In the layout above I chose to add soft lavenders and purples.  In this next layout, I went bold with bright red.  The photo is another Found Relative from Tim Holtz.  Those photos work well when I feel like scrapping but can't find a photo to use.  I used alot of white paint on this layout to give it a work appearance and to soften the red just a tad.

All these pretty roses are from I Am Roses and  I have just dry brushed them a bit with white paint.

One of the things I love in the Fabscraps collections are their diecut paper pieces that perfectly fit on their diecut chipboard pieces.  I love this window box that I've accentuated with small red roses.

 For This Project You Will Need-
FabScraps C75 Tranquility collection:
  •   003 Gentle Flowers
  •   005 French Rulers         
  •   006 French Lace
  • DC75 011Diecut Gray Chipboard Window Box
  • MC75 001A Journal Diecuts Pack
  • ST75 002 Vinyl Stickers

Other Supplies:
  • Red cardstock
  • Red corrugated paper
  • Clear gesso
  • White paint or gesso
  • Mask
  • White masking paste
  • Green and red mists

1.      Paint the paper, 006 French Lace,  with clear gesso and allow to dry.  Cut the paper down to 11.5" x 11.5" and distress the edges.  Dampen the edges and crinkle.  Dry and then ink the edges if desired.
2.      Add some random masking to the background of the paper using white masking paste.
3.      Cut the center out of the red cardstock leaving about a 1" frame.  Adhere the paper from step 1 to the cardstock as shown in the photo.
4.      Tear off enough corrugated cardboard to fit under your photo as shown above.  Paint over the cardboard with watered down white gesso or paint to dull the bright red color.  Distress and adhere to the upper left corner.
5.      Cut a rectangle from 005 French Rulers about 1/2" larger all around than your photo.  Distress and ink the edges.
6.      Cut a rectangle from 003 Gentle flowers about 1/4" larger all around than your photo.  Distress and ink the edges.  Adhere to your photo.
7.      Pop up the photo and mat from step 5 with cardboard or foam and adhere to the rectangle 005 from step 4.  Adhere this to the layout over the red corrugated paper as shown in the photo.
8.      Border punch a strip of 003 Gentle flowers and fit on the right side of the photo mats as shown.
9.      Adhere a die-cut window box from the MC75 001A Journal Die-cuts Pack to the DC75 011 Die-cut Chipboard Window Box.  Adhere to the lower right corner of the layout using foam to pop it up.
10.   Take a  ST75 002 vinyl sticker and stick onto a white paper scrap and then cut the sticker out.
11.   Add flower clusters of your choice to the layout and then tuck in the sticker from step 10.
12.   Paint a little red (or the color of your chosen flowers) and green mist underneath the flowers creating a shadow effect.
13.   Add a perky ribbon or other embellishments of your choice.

14.   Dry brush some white paint or gesso over the flowers.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!  

1 comment:

  1. Maggi
    2 gorgeous designs and layouts! Such lovely papers, colors and flowers. And, thank you for sharing the instructions!


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