it’s Lisa and I’m so excited to be here on the WRMK blog with my very first post and project.
I was really excited to get to use the new Glue Quill. I didn’t really know how I should handle it or which cutfile to use. I was a bit afraid that if I used a big cutfile, the glue was going to dry and then I wouldn’t be able to apply the glitter later. Well… it did work even better than expected. The quill was so easy to apply to the Silhouette machine and the pen worked great. The glue was still sticky, even after the whole cutfile had been drawn to the paper. I applied the glitter to the image and the result was just amazing!
On the picture you can see how prefect the lines are and how well the glitter adhered to the glue, even after some time.
I decided to paint all the flowers and leaves to make them stand out. I used my shiny watercolors and when I was done, it looked awesome. I cut out the flowers, leaving a white border and then I looked for a perfect background paper. I decided to use one of Paige Evans’ watercolor papers from her Bloom Street collection. It was a perfect fit! 🙂
I adhered the flowers to the background, using foam tape. The photo that I chose was one I took a few weeks ago, when I invited some friends over to my house. I thought it matched the vibe of this layout perfectly… I matted it on some white paper and then on some vellum. I looked for the right placement and adhered it between the flowers.
Then I wanted to add some vellum leaves to make the whole thing more textured and whimsical. I painted my vellum green and then I cut out some simple leaves. I added them next to the flowers. For my title, I used three different types of Thickers, which I love to do. I think it gives the layout the final touch and makes it even more interesting.
To finish the layout, I wanted to embellish a little bit. Since the flowers are very colorful and take a lot of space on the layout, I didn’t want to add too much… but I still needed to add a few cute things ;). I used the Sweet Story collection from Maggie Holmes and added some bits and pieces. I also splattered gold, pink, white and black paint around the page.
I REALLY love how this turned out and I’m so excited to use the Glue Quill again… maybe with the embossing powders next time… 🙂 You should absolutely try it out, it’s really worth it!
Thank you so much for stopping by and see you very soon…