We spent our last full day having a look at Brooklyn where we had been staying and took a bus ride out to the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. We were probably a couple of weeks too early as the only things in bloom were the Magnolias, but what beauties they were. I took a black and white photograph in order to capture their beauty without the colours of clothes getting in the way.
I used a couple of Tim Holtz stencils to layer some texture paste onto white linen cardstock and when it was dry covered everything with a layer of gesso and then sponged on some Peeled Paint Distress Ink, spritzing it a bit here and there to keep it light. A bit of Vintage Photo always get in somewhere! I had to use the sewing machine to get the cardstock flat onto a backing sheet!
I used the Traveller stencil again with Peeled Paint Distress Ink isolating the words I wanted and then stamped various elements in black Arcival as a bit of contrast. I also tore some strips of tissue tape and put these around the edges of the cardstock.
By this time I was really in a black and white mode, so used various embellishments to bring it all together.
I am fairly pleased how these colours all worked together - not my usual but lots of fun and I now feel ready to get on with things as usual!
I would like to enter this layout into the current challenge at Frilly and Funkie which is Stencil Mania. I think I might just about qualify for this!
Thank you for joining me today!