This is my first layout with Scrap It With Attitude as a Design Team Member.
My inspiration came from my recent trip to the Borromean Islands in Italy and the most amazing Isola Bella Palace Gardens I visited whilst on my Switzerland holiday last month. I was very lucky to have received a fantastic pack of Molossi chipboard from my win on the Scrap It With Attitude May challenge. In the pack was a beautiful archway, it was perfect for my photo.
My background paper was Kaisercraft 'Knickers', I covered it with white gesso and then wiped sections back to show more of the flowers in some areas than others.
The Molossi Chipboard Archway was painted with black gesso and then with a sponged with white gesso when the black was dry.
The next step was to use modelling paste to produce the bricks and flora which would be on base of the photo and either side of the arch.
The bricks were made using 'Kaszazz' brick stencil, and when the paste was dry I used grey, black and rust watercolor to tie and blend the brick work in with the stone work in the photo.
The flora was made using Tim Holtz collection Doily stencil, and when the paste was dry I used a range of green tone watercolors to blend and tie the background to the the ivy from photo .
I used some orange and deep red Prima flowers and I painted large white flowers with distress stain 'marmalade' and small white flowers with lemon watercolor. I placed black cotton behind the flowers and added a tag which I'd painted with white gesso and added a range of distress ink including 'stormy sky', 'black ink', 'frayed burlap' and 'peeled paint' before tying on a piece of green cotton , from a 'Depot, Band' roll that I had purchased in Basel Switzerland.
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