I was very happy when my new Wild Whisper paper collections arrived last week, and the first one that I was drawn to was "Strength of the Season". The colours are beautiful and there are so many life affirming quotes... I think it's a really stunning collection!
I had a photo filed away of a beautiful Bohemian Waxwing, that I wanted to use on a layout and the bonus sheet in the collection was the perfect backdrop for it. This beautiful photo was taken by Lilly Agnes. She shares many of her stunning photos on the Alberta Birds facebook page, and she kindly gave me permission to use it.
I chose to do a mixed media layout for this one, so I started by stenciling a background with Nuvo Glacier Paste in Haute Red, using Finnabair's Swirly Florals stencil. The two pieces of chipboard were embossed with Distress Ink "Aged Mahogany" embossing power.
For the paper stack behind the bird, I used pieces cut from Pam Bray's "Nature's Bliss" collection.
All edges of the paper stack as well as the bird photo were inked with black ink.
In the photo below, you can see that I embellished it with fussy cut flowers (yup... there was lots of cutting) that were popped up here and there for extra dimension. One of the flair buttons from "Strenth of the Season" added extra shine and "flair" to the flower cluster. The chipboard frame around the bird was embossed with Stampendous "Shabby pink" embossing powder and then I added Copper glass glitter to some of the berries. I also add the glass glitter and some "ManGo" mini prills here and there on the lattice trellis. Around the bottom of the flower cluster, I added some pearlized mica for extra shine, but it comes across as quite flat in the photo. It looks much better in real life!
The two little birds below, were part of the bottom chipboard piece. I cut them off and tucked them up at the top. This piece of chipboard was embossed with Stampendous "Shabby Pink" embossing powder. (True to my promise to myself, I am digging into some old stash and using it!)
The other bits of embellishing that I did, was glue on some "Pink Passion Pearls" by Prima, and add sequins from another new Wild Whisper collection called "Where to Next". Lastly I did a very fine splashing of watered down gesso over the whole page. (Except for the bird, I covered him with a piece of scrap paper while I was flicking gesso.)
The title of the page, was cut from "The Strength of the Season" card pack. I should also mention that the adhesive I used for everything was Art Ingredients "Heavy Body Gel." I love this stuff when working on a page like this. It's flexible but also really strong.
Thank you for stopping by to see what I was up to today.
Don't forget to check out the Wild Whisper store to see all the new collections. I'm sure you will agree with me that they are amazing! There's even a few Kit Collections still available at 20% off... so run, don't walk!
If you DO go shopping, don't forget to use my coupon code (DTLINDA) for 10% off!!
Happy creating with all your new goodies, and share your projects with us on Wild Whisper's Community facebook page!