Mom’s Cat Layout by Pascale

Hello Sweeties,

Today I’m up on Lindy’s Gang blog with a new layout featuring a vintage photo of my Mom and her cat.  I’ve used this photo to create a beautiful and subtle layout combining my family memories and Lindy’s sprays and powders.

Mom's Cat by Pascale B.

First, I randomly stamped the background with an Archival ink. Well not so randomly, as I stamped the area where my composition will be. Next, I primed the background with clear gesso.
When dry, I added a design with one of my stencils and with two crackle pastes: clear and Platinum to add some interest. I let it dry naturally to allow the crackles to appear.

Mom's Cat by Pascale B. - Step 1 & 2

Next, I chose the colors for my layout: C’est la vie Cerise, Sassy Sapphire, Incandescent Copper, Medieval Gold, and Red Hot Poker Orange.
I used all these colors to add color to the background.

Mom's Cat by Pascale B. - Step 3 & 4

Next, I die cut some leaves that I colored with My Mojito Green Magical and some of the others inks I used previously. While the inks were still wet, I sprinkled them with two embossing powders: Silver Moon Mistletoe and Desert Moon Copper Teal. When heat set, they looked like dewdrops.
I also inked some flowers to use as embellishments.

Mom's Cat by Pascale B. - Step 5 & 6

Finally, I prepared some watercolor papers to add underneath the photo. I stamped one with ink, the two other with Versamark and I embossed them with the previous embossing powders. I sprayed them with Incandescent Copper, C’est la vie Cerise and Red Hot Poker Orange.
When all the embellishments were dry, I glued everything onto my composition with a 3D gel.
To finish, I added gold mica flakes and orange microbeads for a little extra bling.

Mom's Cat by Pascale B. - Step 7 & 8

Here is the step-by-step video:

And some close-ups:

Mom's Cat by Pascale B.

Mom's Cat by Pascale B.

Mom's Cat by Pascale B.

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