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Old and New – Step by Step with Trudi

Hello Everyone!

Today I have mixed things up a bit.  Previous Spring,  Summer and Winter releases have been combined with some of the newly released Spring 2012 along with papers from the The ScrapCake Summer City.

We are also going to play with some colour – I hope you enjoy putting this together as much as I did.

For my layout ‘Laughter’, I have incorporated the following:

MHC Products:  Kyeesha – Orange & Yellow, Party Time – Anniversary, Petite Roses – Melon

Spring 2012 Release: Wild Rose – Sherbet, Powder Puff

The ScrapCake: Summer City – Blue Moon, Paradise, Banana Boat

Other Materials:  Contrast patterned paper (stars), Mask, Texture Paste, Glimmer Mists – Chalkboard Black & Turquoise Blue, Butterflies (Collections), Sentiment Rub Ons (Kaisercraft)



We are going to start by doing a little background altering.

Cut 5 strips from the Paradise patterned paper – cut one a little wider than the other 4.  Attach the wider one first with the grey side facing upwards and the others orange side up to background Blue Moon paper in a similar arrangement.

Add some masking detail –  I used a Twiddleybitz Chevron Template along with some texture paste.

Add some random misting – I first used Chalkboard Black

 Turquoise Blue was then applied over the top.

Cut some thin strips from another contrasting patterned paper and attach in a similar arrangement.

**Another idea – Instead of thin strips of patterned paper Washi Tape or similar would also work well for this step.**  

Cut out 3 of the circle elements from the Banana Boat patterned paper, arrange and attach

**Tip – Attach with foam tape to add a little dimension** 

Position and attach photo.

Now for some flower fun!

Separate the petals of the Kyeesha Orange flower so that there are 3 petals.

Also separate the Kyeesha yellow flower but only remove the back petal.

Position and attach the larger orange and yellow petals to the left of the photo.

Colour mist the 3 larger white flowers from the Party Time mix turquoise blue.

Attach one on top of the orange  petal and another one to the side of it.

Create the rest of the cluster with blue flowers from Party Mix, Wild Rose, Petite Roses, Powder Puff and the centre of the orange Kyeesha petal.

Position and attach the middle orange Kyeesha petal underneath the bottom of the photo.  Add the third misted Party Time flower, another Powder Puff and the of the centre yellow Kyeesha petal.

Position a larger butterfly in the bottom flower cluster and place 2 smaller ones in a position which suits.

Add some black and white sentiment rubons

And you are done!!

Happy Creating!!

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5 responses »

  1. wow… this is a stunning LO Trudi :) thanks for sharing your expertise with us xx

  2. HI..This is so beautiful, and thanks for sharing the step by step, you make it look easy but the end result looks so detailed and layered!!

  3. so cool to see how your background was created Trudi….looks like lots of fun:-)

  4. This is beautiful, Trudi!! Funny, I just did a mixed media background on some Summer City the other night- at least it wasn’t the same paper as this one! And yours would put mine to shame any day haha!! LOVE your work, this is gorgeous as is EVERYTHING you touch!! Thanks for the inspiration :),

  5. Trudi, this is AMAZING! The flowers & papers + stunning artistic skills make this layout fabulous!


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