What an honour it was for me when Cariena asked me to design with her brand new Just Because collection called “My heart belongs here”. And what a beautiful collection it is! Not only does the title represent who Cariena is, but the beautiful designs immediately drew me in to my childhood and transported me back to years gone by. It is homegrown and I knew that I had to create something with pictures of those that I hold most dear in my heart.
For this layout I decided to alter the beautiful chipboard wreath, first stenciling onto it with Limestone Stone Effect Paste from Finnabair and then painting it with Poppy Red and Azure Finnabair Impasto paints as well as some Dala navy blue paint. I then rubbed some Finnabair Sparks Raven Black paint here and there with my finger, being careful not to cover up too much of the colour and then added some of Finnabair’s waxes in Aged Brass and Fire Ruby onto the chipboard to bring out the details.
I fussy cut the flowers out of the paper and used an embossing tool to give them some dimension. I clustered them around the stencil, together with some flowers, butterflies and feathers.
For the stenciling at the top and bottom of the layout, I ran a bit of the Finnabair Azure Impasto paint onto the paper through a daisy stencil and, once that was dry, I stenciled the daisies on top of the paint with Nuvo Mousse in Coastal Surf. Once this was completely dry, I also rubbed some of the Aged Brass wax onto the top of the stenciling.
For the splashes, I added some water to the different paints on my craft sheet and, using a small paintbrush, I lightly splashed onto the layout.
I also used some of the beautiful, new Finnabair Sugar Art Pebbles. They are perfect to finish any layout off.
This is indeed a collection and layout loaded with memories!