I just love this photograph of my niece! Don’t you? And to capture her innocence I decided to go with clean lines, and very little mixed media elements except some gold paint splatters. The pink Little Birdie Flowers and chipboard were the perfect choice to use with the fun Lady Pattern: “Good Times and Tan Lines” paper.
For the background I use a pink patterned paper and white cardstock. I trimmed the card-stock to 11” x 11” and punched a decorative border on the bottom side. Then I used a black thin liner to draw in some faux stitches. To create layers behind the photo I adhered 2 complimenting pieces of patterned paper measuring 6” x 7,5” and 4,5” x 6”. I then splattered with the Tinted Metallic Paint, Golden Glaze.
Tip: Remember to wash your paintbrush immediately.
The next layer is formed with the Little Birdie Chipboard Brick Wall and flowers.
The photograph and sentiment card is adhered on top of the flowers and chipboard elements. The melon is line with some Glossy Accents to create some interest. And I use a 3″x4′ photograph printed with a white frame.
I embellished with small Beaded Micro Florettes- Cerise Pink, enameled brads, paperclips with bakers twine and Florettes and coordinating ribbon.
To finish the layout off, I did a few cross-stitches with golden embroidery floss and some sticker words.
I hope this leaves you inspired to create something pretty!.
I used the following Little Birdie supplies for this single page layout:
Hello friends, it is Linda here from Down Under – thanks so much for stopping by. Today I am sharing a Mixed Media Card with you – highlighting the Sparkle Paste, along with many other products from Little Birdie Crafts. I have used Little Birdie Sparkle Paste, Patterned Paper, Handmade Flowers, Chipboard, Boutique Elements and more – there is a list with links below!
Apply Sparkle Paste- Whipped Cream to the Chipboard – Wings and allow to dry. Cut the patterned paper from the Cottage Lace pack to 15cm x 15cm, making sure the lace pattern is all along the bottom of the card front. Adhere a length of Satin Ribbon around the lower portion of the card front, securing at the back of the patterned paper using double side tape.
Glue the wings to the card front, followed by a flower from Symphony Ocean Mist to the centre of the wings.
Curl the green floral stems on the flowers and arrange the flowers from the Beaded Blooms- Arctic Ice, Bouquet Moon Light and Metallic CURLY rose either side of the centre flower, glue into place one you are happy with the way they look.
Glue a matching Satin Bow to the centre of the ribbon and a homemade butterly embellishment to the knot. Adhere a computer generated sentiment to the top portion of the card front, centred and a butterfly to the left of the sentiment.
I hope you are inspired to create something with shimmer using the gorgeous Sparkle Paste range – it is very pretty and so much fun to use. I look forward to bringing you another tutorial in a couple of weeks – in the meantime don’t forget to check out the tutorials on the Little Birdie Crafts Blog by the other Design Team Members – they inspire with every post!