Hello everyone, it is my turn again over at the Papermaze Blog with another layout using the Basic Grey Lauderdale collection.
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There are some papers within this collection, which I found at first glance a little overwhelming such as the Beach Towel. I usually shy away from papers with stripes, as I have no idea how best to use them.
But as Basic Grey is double sided, I simply focused on the flip page, which has a nice hue of blues and some cool retro rectangles. I quickly decided that I wanted to create a page that somehow involves water/sea and the picture of my Mum taken on her first ever voyage on board Queen Mary 2 just screamed to be used :)
First off I wanted to tone the blue down a little, so I added some Gesso with the help of a few stencils and finally added Cosmic shimmer in Blue Ice to create the base of my background.
I hand cut a few flowers from the Coastline paper and layered them around the edges of the photograph. The picture itself was matted with some more of the fantastic Lauderdale - Element Stickers.
Papers - Basic Grey: Lauderdale collection
Stickers - Basic Grey; Jenni Bowlin
Mist - Cosmic Shimmer
Pearls - Mark Richards