Friday, March 27, 2015

Lazy Days

                     Lazy Days (Creative Embellishment's DT)

          Greetings everyone Kathleen here with a layout I hope will make you yearn for summer! 

 This photo of my son when he was a mere tot was taken out in the country which inspired the layout design.  In the store I found this awesome Chicken Wire 6"x6" panel.  I cut out two pieces and gave each of them different treatments.  The upper piece was sprayed with heidi swapp color shine in mustard then lightly and randomly touched with Ingvild Bolme coldsfoot petal.  The bottom piece was first lightly gessoed then inked yellow followed by the spray.  I wanted the layout to have the illusion of sunshine and shade.  The Flourish Dragonfly was rubbed with Art Anthology
 guava stain which would pick up the color of my son's hair.  The frame was left in it's natural state.  The word fun was lightly sprayed with with mustard color shine.  Now the pipes and faucet were first given a light coat of gesso then painted with Shimmerz Barely Blue Dazzelerz. 

 I had a lot of fun playing with stencils, paints, bling and things on this layout.  One thing I did learn in creating this layout is to choose a thicker paper for the mixed media other wise you have strong waves rolling along those areas.  I see them as heat waves here.  lol!!  Here are a few close ups.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you have been inspired.  Check out our monthly challenge there are a few days left to get your entry in.  The store is constantly updating and adding to their inventory.  Stop by and check it out!


3 Birds Studio, Graceful Season collection
Graphic 45, French Country 6x6 pad and A la Carte


3 Birds Studio, chipboard clouds 


13 Arts, Guava stain, Pearl Navy Blue Ayeeda mist
heidi swap, color shine Mustard
Shimmerz Paint, Dazzelerz Barely Blue, Vibez Jeni B Bleu
Ingvid Bolume, Cold foot Petals ink

Stash items

Baker's twine, sequins, thread, button, paper clip, clip art





Scrap Around the World  I was inspired by the out doorsy feeling and the bright yellow.


  1. Wonderful layout, love the layers under your photo, love the texture on your back ground and love the sun flowers too.. and we are heading into autumn here, it feels like it has been a long hot summer!! enjoy your weekend!

  2. Such amazing details on this layout! Makes me yearn for Summer for sure! Thank you for playing along with us this month at Scrap Around the World!

  3. Kathleen I love this - no other words, pure love!
    Thank you for playing along with us at SATW <3

  4. Gorgeous! I love all the chipboard and the touch of bling! Thanks for joining the C'est Magnifique March Sketch Challenge! :)

  5. Enjoying all the layers! Nice work!

  6. Love this! Love all the layers and textures. Great background! Just stunning! All the best from SATW! :)

  7. Beautiful layout!Thanks for joining the C'est Magnifique March Sketch Challenge!

  8. gorgeous Kathleen! Really love the design and styling and such a sweet, sweet photo! ;-) Thanks so much for playing along with us at Scrap Africa! ;-)

  9. amazing work, thank you for playing along with us at scrap around the world <3

  10. I love your layout and all the layers! Thanks for entering C'est Magnifiques march challenge!

  11. I have to congratulate you for this job!
    I 've always thought that graphic papers are very difficult but you have used them with spectacular skill !
    Very nice!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Scrap Africa!

  12. So beautiful page! Thanks for inspiring us at SATW!

  13. Oh my, this is beautiful Kathleen! I love your paper layers and embellishments. Thank you so much for sharing your work with us at Scrap Africa.

  14. Beautiful as always, Kathleen. Love how you used those chippies. Thank you for playing at Scrap Africa.

  15. Thanks so much for entering your lovely layout in our March Mood Board challenge over at Jot Magazine!