Wednesday, July 3, 2013


Other products: Gesso, Mod Podge, Want 2 Scrap Brick Stencil, Vellum, tulle mesh, Pearls, Porcelain Rose, Seam Bindding, Paper Doily, Pencil, Hot Glue, Sponge, Want 2 Scrap Chip Board Elements, Black soot Distress ink, any other color inks you like, Glimmer Mist ( I used Jack Frost) and an 8" x 8" Clip-Board Wood.

Instructions: Cut your favorite 12" x 12" Paper from the collection to an 8" x 8" and distress the edges with your scissors or distressing tool, adhere it to the Clip- Board wood as it will make it more sturdy, dab Gesso with a sponge in just ramdon places to kinda prepare it for the inks and sprays, set it aside for it to dry. Using the HCPC 3544 All Seasons Sentiments PreCut Set Stamp and the black soot distress ink stamp the image on cream cardstock and cut out the sentiments you would like to use in your layout. Now that the Gesso is dry spray a little bit of the Glimmer Mist and dry with heat gun, dab gesso with a sponge again to make it blend and soft. I mounted my Picture on foam board to add dimension and added a frame and adhered it to were I wanted to be in the layout, add the window shutters and now you can add the sentiments you cut out by adhering them down with glossy accents or any other liquid adhesive you like, once dry dab gesso with sponge to kinda blend everything together and outline them with a pencil. I used scraps to make the left side of the layout, just cut them to 8" Long and the with depends on how much space you want to cover, fold them in half but do not crease the right side just fold enought to glue the two left sides together, make three and add hot glue just on the edge of the fold and adhere it to the wood making sure the corners meet, for the second one do not over lap but tuck it underneath the first and do the same for the third on on on. For the flowers, I fussy cut some of the Beautiful flower images from the Paper collection and adhered then unto the layout. I cut one paper doily in half and tucked one half under the last paper Valley (that is what i actually call them LOL) they add such a delicate feel to the layout. To make the Vellum Flower I used the HCD 734 Sun Kissed Fleur Die to cut out the flower petals and the HCPC 3323 Large Elegant Word Background PreCut Set stamp to add the feel of a vintage flower, you can stamp the background stamp any color and cut theflowers with the die, shape them and add a beautiful center and there it is, adhere the flower to the layout dag gesso for the last time to blend everything together and you have a BEAUTIFUL layout with tons of wonderful sentiments. I Love how this Layout came out and it would be perfect for my daughter to keep and look to for encouragement. Thank you for stopping by! Leticia Mercado



  1. Leticia, this is so beautiful. I love the way you've used the word fragments to describe your daughter. The soft feminine palette is so perfect...and that side border with ribbons and flowers is just gorgeous!

  2. This is gorgeous! Love the layout and those colors!

  3. This is so unique, Leticia! Love how you framed each little sentiment with marker. Love how you used the flower images to create a border panel on the left hand side of the page. Just perfect and precious!