Thursday, 5 September 2013

Dave- Mixed Media with Bo Bunny

Last month I did a layout called Kelly. I have been working on this engagement album for awhile now and decided to end it with a profile page of the bride and one of the groom. This is the companion page to Kelly. I used Bo Bunny's Cambridge Collection with it's nice bold colors. 
 This page was more difficult as I had to really root through my stash to find more masculine embellishments. I also had to decide which mists to use without losing control of the page completely. So as you can see I went with blue, brown, green and hints of yellow.
This is how the page started. You can see the Bo Bunny papers here. I went over them with watered down Gesso.
Then came the addition of all the embellishments. A lot of Dusty Attic and Prima trinkets on this page.

 This is after I have covered all the embellishments in Gesso. I painted all my chipboard first. Because some of the pieces are so fine like the doily and the trim I wanted to be sure that all gaps and creases were properly covered.
Two of my more masculine embellishments the clock from Tim Holtz and the guitar I bought at The Art Studio in Cambridge. You can see the bold colors here. Initially I was going to continue to paint over the embellishments until they were completely white then realized that I liked how they bled through.
I thought the Dusty Attic wall was appropriate given Dave is leaning against a brick wall in the picture. You can see the blue bleeding through on the bricks and the cog I loved this effect so I left well enough alone! The birds and the leaf stem match the one on Kelly's page identically. I also set it up that when the pages are in the album the pictures will be side by side.
You can see the blue mixed with the green and brown here. I also used the keyhole from Tim Holtz to help frame the picture.
Flowers on a guy page? Yeah I liked it. I chose this flower from Prima because I loved the centre with the crystal hearts. Again I love how the green peeked through!
The ribbon was from my stash and I liked how it had that look and of course the title Dave done in Dusty Attic's Bookman letters.
Rather than use a flower on the corner I used the Dusty Attic piece doily instead and placed a bottle cap as the centre. It's still a form of flower but more masculine (to me anyways).
The last close-up. Again I really like how the colors came out at least for my first attempt with dark mists. It will take time and practice to learn misting but I have the time! Now that the album is done I can ship it out and get back to my normal routine!
Today is incredibly chilly! We've gone from summer straight into fall no slow transition just bang from warm to cold. The yard work beckons but I have an excuse for today anyways (wearing a heart monitor) so another day:) Well the weekend is fast approaching and I hope you have a great one! All the best! Thanks for taking the time to come and visit I hope to see you again.
P.S. I have a surprise coming up so STAY TUNED!



  1. Wow!! Breathtakingly beautiful layout!

  2. Hi there! Your creation is fabulous :) :) Awesome job!!! Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my glad I found yours now, too!

  3. Wow. My jaw has dropped. It's amazing to see how your page evolved! A work of art! THanks for sharing the process :)

    1. Thanks Kelly that means a lot coming from you! Did you see the sister page to it called Kelly?

  4. Hi!! Great blog and beautiful work!! I loved seeing it unfold. Thanks for stopping by my blog as well!! Keep up the good work!!

  5. This is so amazing! I love all the elements and the gesso work! I saw this on the BoBunny fb page and couldn't stop looking at all the elements!

  6. What a great design! Love the mixed media!

  7. This is gorgeous! Great job here!!

  8. I love what you have done here, its a great layout!

  9. Wow, love this! Gorgeous mixed media
    I'm your new follower too.