This post was first shared on the Polly! Blog earlier in the month as part of my Guest Designer stint with them. You can see it in it's full context here.
Hello again! It's Natalie back with you to reveal a little more about my scrapping process. This time I thought I would share pretty much exactly what I do by videoing my page in progress.
The layout I'm creating in the video is called "Paradise Found" and
features this picture-perfect photo I took on my recent Queensland
holiday. Being a tropical pool-side holiday snap I knew I needed my
layout design to be light and airy and brightly coloured. Focusing on
the yellow, pink and teal in the kit was definitely the way to go.
Working on a base of cream cardstock (not included in the kit) I built
up some background layers with gesso and spray mist. You'll have to
watch the video to see exactly how I did this. It's probably not the
first technique that comes to mind when I use the words gesso and spray
mist. In all honestly, I hardly ever actually spray my mists at all!
After a few paper layers (including a layer created by tearing out a
piece of the brown bag that the embellishments come in) I created even
more depth in my background by punching some stars and backing it with
the red Dear Lizzy paper. I'd like to say I was inspired by the star
paper in the kit but I think it's actually that I'm quite star-obsessed
at the moment. Ha! You'll even notice that the jacket I'm wearing in the
video is starry!
Things you might also notice in the video (not that I want to ruin all
the surprises)... this is real life scrapping in progress. I lay down
embellishments, and then change their position, then contemplate further
and shift them back again. I test out paper colours and then swap them
at the last minute. And in the interest of full disclosure, if you're
really observant you'll also notice that I made this layout is such a
sleep-deprived state after my night shifts that I haven't even done my
hair! Whhoooooppsss...... I didn't think that you'd ever see my head in
the video... but you do!
I'll be back later on with one more Polly! layout to share. I think I've probably saved the best for last ;-)