Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Photo Tutorial by Karine Gagnon
{Design Team 'Moment To Shine'}

Hello everyone! It's Heather McMahon back with you 
today to welcome you to another photo tutorial in our 
Design Team 'Moment To Shine' series. 

Today we have a stunning Christmas-themed layout by 

Karine Gagnon from Canada. Karine was inspired by our
 current challenge HERE.

We saw Karine's sneak peek in the mood board reveal 
now she is sharing a photo tutorial of how she
 made her so-sweet layout.

Karine was inspired by the colours of the moodboard, especially the 
blue in the candy canes picture. She also included texture from 
the moodboard: bark hearts to echo the branches from the tree & a 
canvas heart to echo the wool & marshmallow from the last picture. 

Let's get to know Karine a little bit better: 

"Hi, scrappy friends. My name is Karine Gagnon & I'm from Canada. I'm the 
mother of 2 very energetic children who are 6 & almost 3 now. They are the stars 
of my layouts. I'm also a high school French teacher & I love my job. I've been 
a scrap addict for over 10 years now & my passion for the hobby always seems 
to grow! I'm always trying to learn something new. I love mixed 
media & can't seem to create without paint or inks. 

I'm glad to be a part of Scrap Around The World's team & I'm feeling very 
honoured to show you how my layout came together. You can find my blog here
my Pinterest here, my YouTube channel here & my Instagram here." 


1) Prime the background paper (I chose a 13@rts paper from the Cosy Evening collection) with clear gesso & dry with a heat gun or air dry.

2) Apply modelling paste through a stencil to opposite 
corners of the page to add texture, then dry.

3) Adhere some torn doilies with gel medium. Glue the doilies to 
 roughly form the shape of an egg & dry.

4) Add some very heavy gesso over the doilies to add more texture & dry.

5) Add some joint tape over the doilies & in a few places on your paper. 

6) Add your choice of colour sprays, one by one, drying each colour before you add the next one. Add drops or splashes of colour for extra texture. 

7) Choose a few stamps with different patterns (I chose a grid, some squares 
& some typewriter words) & stamp randomly with ink. Try to choose ink colors 
that are close to the ones you used on your background.

8) Choose 1 or 2 more stamps & this time, stamp with black ink to add contrast.

9) Prime your chipboard pieces with white gesso. Sprays make this job easy.

10) Adhere your photo & embellishments in place.

11) Dry brush some gesso onto the embellishments with a small 
sponge brush. This helps to tie everything together. 

12) Adhere micro beads & glass beads on and around your flowers clusters 
with gel medium for some finishing sparkle.

The finished layout is a medley of gorgeous colours and textures.

Note how Karine has kept her embellishments clustered 
tightly together for a strong impact.

The background links the 2 separate clusters to create a cohesive look.

Karine has achieved stunning texture on both her 
background & her embellishments.

The products Karine used:

Supplies List

Papers - 13@rts

Clear gesso, modeling paste & 3D matte gel - Prima
Very heavy gesso - Liquitex
Sprays - Shimmerz Paints
Stamps - Kaisercraft, Prima, BoBunny, 7 Dots Studio
Inks - Archival (Ranger) & Stampin' Up
Chipboards - Scrapiniec
Spray gesso - Krylon
Micro beads & glass beads - Prima
Flowers - Prima & Wild Orchid Crafts
Washi Tape - Bazzill papers
Bark hearts - Prima
Canvas heart - Scrap Fimo & cie

Please leave a comment if you enjoyed Karine's tutorial
& remember every comment you leave puts you in the running
to win our $50 FOLLOWERS' PRIZE from The Dusty Attic!

Remember - there are only 6 days left to enter this month's challenge!
To be in with a chance to win 1 of our 11 amazing prizes you'll need to be quick!

You can find the challenge details HERE.

Compiled & posted by Heather McMahon


selena said...

magnifique page, merci pour le tutoriel.

Papierowe Podarunki said...

Wow, beautiful layout! Thank you for tutorial, I'll try make something like this :) :*

Lizzy Hill said...

Certainly DID enjoy it....loved the clear steps & deffo going to have a 'go' at doing a mm bg in the same order of ingredients as she has used. Love the plasterer's tape in the mix, especially :):)

Lizzyc said...

Beautiful layout, loved the step by steps.. thanks for the inspiration!

Fiona Paltridge Designs said...

Great step by step Karine and gorgeous layout!

Tilia said...

Beautiful layout and background :)

Heather McMahon said...

I love this! Such gorgeous colours and perfect pic!

langeatheart said...

Awesome tutorial! Love watching this come together! All the best! <3

Kris Berc said...

Fabulous tutorial!

Rachael Funnell said...

GORGEOUS page & a FANTASTIC tut... ♥ it! :)

Sathya said...

Awesome tutorial and gorgeous LO. Certainly enjoyed the stepwise pics and tips :)

Di Garling said...

Such a gorgeous layout Karine & I really enjoyed your tutorial too. TFS.

Anonymous said...

Such a lovely layout!! Thank you for the tutorial!!

Unknown said...

What an excellent tutorial! Congrats to both Karine & Heather on it - it's superbe!!

France Ringuette said...

Great page and the tutorial is nicely done !

Tartine Peluche said...

J'aime beaucoup ! Une page magnifique ! merci pour le pas à pas, de nouvelles technique a intégrer dans mes projets Bravo !

Marianne/skorpionen said...

Amazing layout and love the tutorial!!

Vasso Sofou said...

Beautiful page! Thank your for the tutorial! ! ☺

Unknown said...

Beautiful layout and great tutorial. TFS.

Sathya said...

Lovely LO. Thanks for tutorial :)

Jean Bullock said...

Beautiful layout and what a wonderful tutorial!

Nupur said...

oooo wows…this is truly very beautiful Karine..so awesome…loved it…xx

JaMajka said...

Fantastic tutorial, great techniques!

Ann said...

Superbe page! Thank you!