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There are three responses to a piece of design — yes, no, and WOW! WOW is the one to aim for.


MHC LO - Beautiful blog

Today I am sharing a mixed media layout using the gorgeous “Beautiful You”collection of pattern papers and flowers from the Winter 2014 Collection.

To create the background I tore the yellow “In My Thoughts” pp diagonally, then backed it with the pink side of the “Fresh and New” pp.  I masked over the top using a floral stencil design and modelling paste.  Once dry, I misted with water and randomly added dabs of mimosa IZink, then spritzed with water again to created a watercolour effect.  I dried off and repeated with the geranium IZink.


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I have used one of the Journal spots from the “Journal Sheet” pp, which I cut down into a banner to create my title, then lightly swiped the edges with gesso.


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You would probably all know that I love to fussy cut.  Here I have fussy cut some of the roses from the pp’s to tuck in amongst my flower clusters.


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I also fussy cut the clock section from the “Fresh and New” pp to make a little cluster down the side of my photo.

MHC Papers:  Beautiful You Collection – In My Thoughts, Fresh and New, Journal sheet



MHC Flowers: Oh So Pretty – pink, Country Roses – cerise, Frilly Roses – ivory, Country Estate – lemon, Sweeties, Darling


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Other Product: Artistcellar stencil, mesh, IZink – jasmine, mimosa and geranium, gesso, modelling paste, Viva crackle paste, Scrapmatts chipboard, crochet doily

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