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Hello, I love you - a layout by Riikka Kovasin

Heippa and glimmering, glittering July to you from Riikka! This month we are all about embossing glitters here at Wow Embossing Powder blog. Here's my take on the subject! I've been doing several different project types this year but even though I love mixed media really much I still somehow identify myself as a scrapbooker. So for this glitter theme I thought to do a layout with some glitter touches. 

The same applies to glitter as to so many elements in crafting - contrasts heighten each other. So if you want to glitter to glimmer even more, add something mat beside it! So that's why this layout has plain paper elements with the glittered elements, to really emphasize the different surfaces.

If you'd like to see how I made the page and where I used the lovely embossing glitters Wow has in their repertoire in this layout, please see the step by step underneath. To read about the story behind the photo and the page, please continue until the end of the post.

Step 1. I started the layout by adding a torn piece of patterned paper on top of another patterned paper. Then I used two stencils and two embossing powders to add pattern to the background. First I used a poppy patterned stencil together with "Bluetiful" embossing powder and then a grid stencil with "Inca Glintz" embossing powder. If you are new to embossing powders and stencils, please check here (link) the additional instructions for this step.

Step 2. I then added watercolor on top to merge the patterns a bit more and also used watercolor to stamp. I added the delicate floral pattern with "Tropical" stamp here and there hiding the harsh edge of the watercolor with it and some splashes. As the embossing powder acts as a resistant to the watercolors, you can still see the pattern. For additional info about this resist technique, please see here (link).

Step 3. Next I started to get ready for the paper layers and stamped again with the "Tropical" stamp but this time using the Wow embossing ink and "Under the Sea" embossing glitter. I used white cardstock as my base and after the heat embossing started to cut the flowers loose. 

Step 4. I used the same watercolors I had used for the background to color the flowers. I first wet the paper a little and then added the color gradually from the flower center outwards to get a dimensional feel to the bloom. I also used Melt-It powder and a "Rose Quartet" silicone mold to create a couple dimensional embellishments. Check here (link) to see a tutorial to this.

Step 5. I then die cut some leaves out of white cardstock and embossed them with "Silver Stratosphere" embossing glitter. After having done all the additional elements to the layout, I added some patterned papers and a doily behind my photo and added the cluster to the page using foam dots.

Step 6. After the photo and paper clusters were on their places, I started to fill the composition with the embossed elements. First I added the embossed leaves and flowers as you can see here. I was going for a horizontal composition, growing from side to side of the page. I added some of the flowers and leaves with foam dots to get a dimensional, almost wreath like feeling to the elements.

Step 7. After the bigger elements had found their place I added the moulded rose to the other side of the photo and then did the title to the page using two stamps. First I stamped the "Hello" with Wow embossing ink and heat embossed it with "Bright White" embossing powder. Then I added the second part with another stamp and black ink.

Step 8. To finish the page I added some crystal stickers and then wrote the journaling with a black gel pen. I also added some doodling using a glittery gel pen to add my own markings to the background and add that little extra touch of glitter still. After that the page was done!

The topic of the page is something I tend to scrap a lot - my two girls. But here they are a link in the big chain of generations. In the photo they are sitting by a table that has been a gathering place for family for some time. At least my grad parents have been sitting around it as my grand father has made the table, but I think that even his father has been dining beside it. So then my girls would then mark the fifth generation by its side. Talking about history! 

Have you documented family history with scrapbooking? Is it then special occasions or the little things? 

Thank you for stopping by today! Have a great day and glimmering summer! 

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  1. A wonderful layout Riikka and adore the colours and lots of glitter and shine with the embossing and such pretty flowers too. x


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