Pinkfresh Studio Blog Hop | Escape the Ordinary Collection

I'm so excited to say that I'm now on the Pinkfresh Studio Scrapbook Design Team! I love Pinkfresh products (I even loved one of their papers so much that I put it in a frame!), so I'm honoured to be part of the DT alongside some crazy talented women. I hope you will all enjoy what I create each month with their products!

Today's project was made as part of a good old blog hop! If you hop along to each DT member (all linked below) and comment on everyone's post you could be in a chance to win the Escape the Ordinary collection or the new stamp/die releases, so it's worth a shot eh!?

I created this 12x12 layout using the Escape the Ordinary collection:

I love a good stamp set, and the co-ordinating set from this collection is epic. It has loads of stars and clouds in all shapes and sizes and I used that as my jumping off point.

I felt like playing with my watercolours and so I decided to create a starry night scene. I painted lots of blues, blacks and turquoise layers of colour onto some watercolour paper, in any which way. I think it's sometimes fun to just slap a load of colour onto some paper without much thought, there's something therapeutic about that isn't there?

Once the watercolours were dry, I heat embossed white stars using a variety of the different stars from the set. As soon as I put the stars over that painted mess it immediately looks like a night sky. I loved the way it all turned out.

And whilst I had the embossing powder and heat gun out, I used the cloud stamps in the set and embossed them with some gold embossing powder to match the gold foiling in the collection.

I wasn't brave enough to use a full 12x12 piece of the painted paper as my background, so I cut a circular window in the middle of my page to frame the piece.

I created a cut file by welding two designs together (girl & tree). I cut it out on some black cardstock from my stash as I wanted to give the illusion of nighttime as I imagined the girl and tree silhouetted because of the darkness. This also made sure that whatever embellishments and photo I used would really 'pop' off the page.

These floral die-cut pieces were perfect to add around the cut file for extra pops of colour and whimsy!

The collection has two sets of alphas in it. One of them is this small, but mighty, wooden alphabet dipped in gold foil. So beautiful, right?

I placed them wonkily on the page to make it look like they were hanging from the tree, and I used a white gel pen to draw the string connecting them to the tree branches.

My favourite part of the layout is the butterflies. I adore the butterfly die-cuts in the collection, because their wings are dipped in solid black with a gold foil constellation pattern, they're so beautiful and unique.

I placed them on the edge of the circle frame, making sure the constellation part of their wings was placed over the painted sky, and the white part was over on the white background, making it look like the butterflies were blending into both backgrounds.

Make sure you check out all of the other ladies' creations and comment for your chance to win!

- Elsie x

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