Thursday, September 11, 2014

Close to My Heart for Marion Smith Designs

Good day lovely friends!

I have for you today, a layout I created with the Nirvana collection by Marion Smith Designs. I just love the teals and the golds and browns in the collection and together, they make such a rustic and shabby combination.

I did lots of layering with different papers from the collection for my photo mat, plus lots of stamping and playing around with Ayeeda liquid medium, mists, gold paint and also my new toy the Luminarte Silk Acrylics.

Some close ups:

Stamping little hearts with one of the MSD stamps and coloring it with a mixture of Silks and Ayeeda liquid medium. The liquid medium is now my favourite go-to other than clear gesso. It gives so much body and fluidity to any paint or pigment and I absolutely have to use it for everything I paint with now! The flowers I fussy cut out were also covered with a layer of gold glaze, and the resin flower (also from MSD) was painted with Ayeeda Gold Pearl paint. 

Layered amongst the Nirvana papers are also some chipboards from Blue Fern Studios. I am in love with the effect I've created here and I will be showing you how to create this super grungy look in a video tutorial soon. 

You would have noticed little gold arrows everywhere? These are from MSD's Junque and Gems embellishment lines and these little arrows are perfect for creating movement, and directing the focus onto your photos or your clusters. You can also see n the background I've used MSD stamps all over. 

That's all I have for you today. Thank you for dropping by and remember to check out the rest of the DT's fabulous work on the MSD blog.

Until then,
happy scrapping!


  1. I adore the way you've done this colour looks glorious....the stamped bits behind it all look really great, too:):)

  2. I love everything about this. Your work astounds me - it's that beautiful!


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