23 March, 2014

Heritage Layout by Kerry-Jean

Hello Bloggers

We continue with the DT promo collection with a heritage LO from Kerry-Jean using the new collection titled The Damask Garden Collection.  

'As part of the promotion of this collection the design team got together and created some projects.  

I started this layout by coloring my flowers. I really wanted flowers that coordinated with the papers. So I used Tim Holtz distress reinkers: Peeled Paint, Broken China and Black soot. Using a small amount of each color in different ratios, I added the ink to water in a mini misters, then sprayed my plain white 

Using the Damask Labels  P6382 and a few pieces from French Writing Ephemera 3377 I created a simple but very effective layout. I started by cutting out the labels and ephemera. I used my Prima distressing tool to achieve that really aged look. 

After working out my layout I stuck everything down and then misted the page with a bit of watered down gesso and some of the left over ink from the flower misting. I added the stencil design after to add some more detail that the layout was needing. 

After my flowers dried came the fun part, incorporating them in to the layout. I love adding the rose buds to flower clusters like this, adds a lovely level of details. After that flowers were added I noticed there was still some thing missing, leaves. Which were added sparingly. 

This is a very beautiful heritage LO - well done Kerry-Jean. An excellent use of the labels & the layering & distressing of them is fabulous.  Love the stencil design & the splatters - just the right amount of each.  The colouring of the flowers is perfect - the mix of blues & greens complements the papers & creates the perfect amount of colour to the LO.  The leaves are a gorgous fresh finishing touch.

Bye for now


  1. Wow...fabulous tip re the re-inkers.....thank you!!! ADORE your page, it's stunning....lovely :):)

  2. Wow!! Absolutely stunning page Kerry-Jean. Wonderful use of the papers and beautifully done!! ox

  3. An elegant vintage page Kerry-Jean. Lovely stencil work and clustering :)

  4. Beautiful page.Love your colour combos.