Friday, August 8, 2014

Debut post with Marion Smith Designs

Hello friends!

Today I'm bringing to you my very first post for Marion Smith Designs. It's been awhile since I've created with such amazing artwork and detailed papers so it was definitely a lot of fun!

"You Make Me Smile"

This was created using papers from the "Mad Tea Party" collection. Just love the amazingly rich colours and different designs that I can fussy-cut out for layering. 

For my background, it was the usual acrylic primer from 13@rts, followed by dry brushing with Ayeeda Matte Paints in Turquoise and Raspberry. I then wet my brush a little and bleed the colors randomly. Next was some acrylic modeling paste over a stencil, and finished up with some random stamping with MSD clear stamps.

some close ups:

I actually made those flowers with the new Bloom Impressions Tool and it was so much fun! So very different from the pre-made flowers that I'm used to but it has definitely added a lot of dimension to my layout. Plus I can add matching Junque and Gems stuff to jazz up the flowers. Now I'm just working with patterned paper but I'll be trying out fabric real soon. As you can see, lots of fussy cutting and layering the different pieces.

Junque and Gems resin flowers, jewel and a metal butterfly. I also added a flourish chipboard from Blue Fern Studios which I lightly dabbed with acrylic primer randomly. 

So that's all I have for now. Hope you've enjoyed my project for today.
Until then, happy scrapping!



  1. Good on you making your own flowers....they look fabulous....loooove the softness in this page:):)

  2. Stunning piece off art!! Wonderful debut post for your new team :-))) LOVE it hugs Amy :-)

  3. thank you friends! I'm really curious how this Bloom Impressions tool will work out with burlap, hessian, canvas and other types of fabric...


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