Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Layout for TGF Royalty Contest - I used Princess Anya no. 3

Hey Everyone,
       I'm back with another lovely layout project to share. A few weeks ago TGF (The Greeting Farm)  had this royalty contest  for 4 weeks and it was my very first contest ever that I joined and I didn't win on week 1 challenged then I skip the week 2 challenged due to my busy life as a mom =). Then on week 3 challenged I decided to try it again because it was really fun to create something.  I had fun with the first one I created on week 1 and so why not do it again and I have time to do it. Fortunately, I was lucky enough to win week 3 challenged, yey! Thanks, TGF!  So, to make it short... =) Now for the final round the FINAL FOUR winners are going to create another Royalty themed project either card, layout, altered item etc... with few requirements. Please, check it out and here's the link:!/photo.php?fbid=10150240026104886&set=a.10150240023654886.333771.136278259885&type=1&theater

        I decided to create a layout and when I begin to create something I really tried to picture it first in my mind on what type of project should I do next and then creativity sets in... My style is more vintage/ shabby chic and add a little cuteness here and there. I'm into reaping papers the more mess the better. Love the look of vintage, It feels like full of life and it makes you wonder about the past. My all time favorite color is black, and I'm beginning to realize as I entered the scrapbooking world that there are more colors out there. I’m starting to love the colors after every finished project and it opens a new world and ideas for me.   Here it is...

Materials used in this project:
TGF stamped image - Princess Anya no.2
K&Company - Que Sera Sera designer  paper
K&Company - Life's Journey designer paper
Graphic 45 - Rennaisance paper collection
Handmade fabric flowers
Clear stamps
Recollections embellishments - mini roses, swirl pearls,rhinestones, felt lace
Studio decor - crown charm
Pearl trim
Black ribbon

Techniques that I used for this project:
        TGF stamped image Princess Anya no.2  I colored her skin and hair with Prismacolor pencils. I decided to paper pieced her gown and crown to make it more Royalty because I'm new to coloring so I chose the Graphic 45 Rennaisance paper to match it with the royal themed that I need. And I used Versamark ink and gold embossing powder. I chose the color gold for her so she stands out and I added glossy accents to her gown and crown and rhinestones for her ears and crown. For the background, I used distressing tool, ripped some part of the papers and curled it a little for added aged look. I accented it with doilies to make it more feminine. I distressed all the edges of the papers, doilies, inked it with distress ink, added some gold paint and sprayed it with my own glimmer mist for finished look. Then I used my handmade fabric flowers, added more embellishments, sentiment, charm, rhinestones, pearls, ribbon, felt lace and mini roses and I edged the papers with distressing ink Black soot and  finished it with gold paint.
         After all the fun that I had creating this layout. I remembered the book by Jean Plaidy  (Historical-fiction ) about Queen Anne the mother of Queen Elizabeth I. She has long black hair and soft white skin her beauty is really fit for a queen (I'm not sure if she's royal blood)  and she was the love of King Henry the VIII after Queen Catharine. I love reading history especially about royalty. One of the reason I joined the contest =)

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