Today I'm up on the Prima Blog sharing a design team project for the Frank Garcia Design Team. I'm using the Tales of You and Me collection and the beautiful Memory Hardware for my layout.
I thought it would be fun to construct and envelope theme as my layout base and I used the Montmartre Latches as a mock closure. I've tucked in ripped pieces of paper and mailing/ postage ephemera from the collection to further enhance my design.
I love to layer. That's my thing. You won't really find me doing lighter papers with lots of paints and misting work to make my own background as is the trend these days. I enjoy the pattern of paper and love contrast. I add my interest by using lots of layers, mixing patterns and finding unique ways to use the embellishments. I adore the LaVie Antique Cloche. I rubbed off the word that was on it and embossed the metal portion. I simply cut out the Tales of Us from one of the papers to place underneath it.
And of course of I love florals. Can't have too many of those!
A peek at the top of the envelope with a mix of paper and embellishments.
I created tags by die cutting the pattern paper and tucking them in.
I'm not one to use embellishments as they come packaged. I broke the latch apart and used one piece on the envelope flap and the other on the photo. Both were embossed and painted for a grungy worn look.
Thanks so much for stopping by. You can find all the supplies I used below.
582975-Royal Menagerie 6 x 6 Stencil
580506- Archivist Lineage Flowers
565596- Engraver Flowers
580872- Timeless Memories Retrospect Flowers
586300- Tales of You and Me Flowers
575854- Cigar Box Secrets Stamp
990916 Tales of You an Me Chipboard
579098 - Archivist Chipboard
583675 - Tales of You and Me Chipboard
990336 - Memory Hardware Montmartre Latches
990312- Memory Hardware LaVie Antique Cloches
990817 - Tales of You and Me Contes De Toi et Moi
990848 - Tales of You and Me Beaute Cachee
990800 - Tales of You and Me Notre Jardin Secret
573836 - Tea Stain Bloom Spray
573737 - Cotton Candy Bloom Spray
573904 - Peony Bloom Spray