Tuesday, March 18, 2014

MISTical March: Using BasicGrey's Spice Market collection

When I started my window treatment business in 1997, I thought everyone would be like me.  They would want to go to the fabric stores and go through bolt after bolt of fabric to find the perfect one. I quickly found out how wrong I was.

Most customers didn't want to go to the fabric store at all.  Most wanted me to bring samples to their home.  I also found that many preferred a good selection but not too many choices.  If their color scheme was a poplar one, the numerous choices just made the final decision harder.

That is the situation I was in with these photos and the new Spice Market collection by BasicGrey. The photos looked good with almost every paper and embellishment I had!  It was really tough to narrow the choices.  In the end, my favorite paper didn't make the cut as the design just didn't go with everything else I liked.

For the page, I finally chose 2 pieces of chipboard and one large flower sticker for the embellishment groups.  To tie them together - something I really need on my pages - I used some rhinestone brads from Stampin' Up!

The wood veneer card is a new ATC card from Prima.  This was my first effort with the card and I used mists to add color.  That worked pretty well. I've since done another and honestly, artist quality paint works the best.  Still, mists can be used to color wood veneer particularly if there is some good 'teeth' to it.

I did some droplets of mist over the entire page to soften the look and spread out the fairly tight design.

The video at YouTube:


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  1. Beautiful! I really love Basic Grey. Thanks for sharing :)

  2. Beautiful page, Lisa! This collection really complements your photo so well.

  3. Lisa this a pretty layout. I enjoy your videos a lot!

  4. Such fun papers :)
    Great layout and great sketch :)


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