|Mia & Mommy
By LeNae Gerig
Designer Tip: To create the page background, secure the All Over Swrils Stencil on the center right side of 12”x12” ivory cardstock. Use the surface of the VersaMark® Watermark Stamp Pad over the stencil. Reposition on the opposite side of the page and repeat. Reposition stencil to extend off the bottom of the page and then the top. Apply VersaMark® to a small area with uneven edges. Remove stencil and sprinkle page with clear embossing powder, tap off excess and heat with heat gun. Use the ink blending tool to apply Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide ink, in a circlular motion, on the top 1/3 of the page. Change applicator sponge and repeat with Fossilized Amber ink, blending into the Marmalade and continuing across the page center. Change applicator sponge and apply the Peeled Paint, blending into the Amber and down to the bottom edge. Trim the cardstock to 11 5/8” square and keep the cut away strips to thread buttons and use a 11” length behind the inked White Wildflowers. Sprinkle water drops onto the 11 5/8” square background to create milky watermarks. Blot with paper towel and let dry. Stamp “Beautiful” in Peeled Paint and Spiced Marlalade on the page top and bottom, as shown. Mat background with 12”x12” ivory cardstock. Mat a 5”x7” photo with both ivory cardstock and green pliad Hopscotch paper and glue to the page center, covering the opening between stenciled images. Embellish page with flowers, buttons and sequins, as shown.