Saturday, April 20, 2013

My Creative Scrapbook Tutorial Day - Part 1

All month long, you are able to find great inspiration and technique tutorials on the My Creative Scrapbook blog shared with you by their fabulous DT and GDT.

Today it is my turn to share with you some tricks of the trade. Here is once again the Limited Edition kit that I was sent to play with this month:
You can see all the gorgeous MCS kits by clicking HERE.

My #1 embellishment to use on any crafty project is flowers!  There can never be enough flowers on any layout or card I create.  The April Limited Edition kit is full of gorgeous blooms and I was able to make more by using already available flowers and modifying them a little.  Here are a few tricks on how i created a few flowers off my layouts.

 I wanted a big pink flower to pop out of my B'Day Girls layout.  I took the big Prima bloom, some gesso, embossing paste as well as mists and inks and went to work on it.

I started by covering it with gesso,

followed by embossing paste,

 and then a mixture of different Glimmer Mists shades.

To achieve the color I wanted, I decided to add some Distress ink.  I then sprayed on some more Glimmer Mists until I got the desired shade.

 I then decided to do the same for the center of another bloom to match the first one.

These flowers can be found on my B'Day Girls layout shared with you earlier this month:

 Keep checking in all day for more tutorials!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for the tutorial. I have had some of those flowers forever and now I know how I can use them.