It should have been super-simple: style = shabby-chic/main colour: white; lightly touched with rose and yellow/texture = painted wood.
|Inspiration Photo Let's Get Shabby Challenge #2|
But...a funny thing happened on the way to the challenge. I ended up doing 2 layouts! Neither one really turned out the way I wanted. But I love them both!
Layout #1In this photo, my parents are newly engaged and very in love. The year is 1945.
You can see some cloudiness in the photo. As I worked with it in my computer program, my youthful parents all of a sudden "appeared" as if by magic out of the mist.
I started with a Crate Paper wooden ruler background. which I dry brushed with white to make it softer. On top of that, I layered a Pink Paislee Mistable, trimmed and shaped. I used Distress Stains and Inks in Tattered Rose and Antique Linen. (The Antique Linen Distress Stain takes on a lovely vintagey-yellow rose colour.)
I used white and pink roses, softened them with white paint.
Along the upper/ left edges, I criss-crossed white satin ribbon through white eyelets. (I must be one of the last remaining people who still adores eyelets.)
Tucked behind the rose what-not is a rectangle with a beautiful angel on it. I cut from Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden paper, and journalled some private reflections:
By the time I was finished, I was really happy with my layout and how it all came together.
But it's totally obvious that its colours are more rose than white! I thought I had used enough white paint to tone everything down.
"No problem, I will do another layout, and this time I will get that shabby white tonality that I am after," said I to myself.
Still with me?
Pop over to the next post: Layout #2. Click here.