Beautiful You | Day Dream and Merry and Bright | Anita Bownds

 Hi lovely’s  , Anita here with you today sharing a floral layout mixing 2 collections together day dream and merry and bright using a photo of our Luna sleeping on my chair in the craft room and I often find her asleep on my chair she likes the craft room as it’s quiet and a great place to just chill out..

You know me ..white cardstock first then I was thinking with this layout I wanted to add some mixed media
To the background so I used the plastic package technique and kissed light pink paint and peach watercolour to the background across the page and let it dry before adding a stenciled modelling paste across it


Then I flicked white watered down paint and did the same with rose gold to add a bit more colours in the background, I kept it light as I didn’t want the background to take away from the foreground I just wanted it to blend


Then I matted background on all aflutter and machine stitched around the boarder then I matted my photo on papers from day dream 6×8 and tucked in some stickers from the accessory stickers from day dream in the top of the photo layers and adhered my photo in the center of the layout..


Then I started cutting out my flowers using joy to the world pattern paper and for the leaves I used oh Christmas tree , count down and sun shower to make my clusters. Using a white pen I added so detail to the flowers and just bent them up a bit to add dimension and layered them with a enamel dots in the center’s to finish them off


And I bent up the leaves just to add more dimension to look more like flowers instead of them being flattened out
And then I clustered them on 2 sides of my photo and finish off the layout with a few ephemera butterflies from the day dream ephemera pack and a few drops of liquid pearls I rose gold.



I hope you have enjoyed my floral inspiration today

happy holidays and happy crafting lovely’s