Wednesday, January 16, 2013

step by step with Basic Grey - Serenade

My step by step working with Basic Grey - Serenade range..
It has been up over on Anna's Craft Cupboard blog for a few days now & thought I'd
Share it here too!!!

·         Basic Grey Serenade – Shilling paper
·         Basic Grey Serenade –riding habit paper
·         Basic Grey Serenade –stickers
·         Basic Grey Serenade – Alpha stickers
·         Basic Grey Serenade –Chiffon flowers
·         WOW ACC Exclusive mini banners
·         Green Tara petals
·         Green Tara 3cm roses
·         Green Tara Teardrop spray
·         AC cardstock - smoke (a light grey)

Creating the background
·         Stamps – Prima romance novel & Kaiser craft – journal
·         Gesso
·         Studio Calico – Bubbles mask
·         Washi Tape
·         Yellow, light blue & orange Glimmer mists.

Step 1. Start with your Background! tear strips of washi tape & attach to grey Cardstock. Then spray with some Yellow, Orange & light blue spray using the Studio Calico – bubbles mask, then smear over lightly with some gesso.  With some black ink & randomly stamp your background. (As shown)

Step 2. Cut the bottom strips off both BG Serenade papers & set aside, then tear 2 strips from the side of riding habit paper (the strip side) ink edges in black & attach. Tear a 16cmx13.5cm rectangle from BG Serenade reverse side of riding habit paper ink the edges in black & attach. Cut 4 different lengths from the BG- Serenade Shilling paper following the Chevron Pattern, ink the edges in black & attach these. Cut the 2 strips that you set side into about half’s & attach.

Step 3.  Spray the Green Tara roses, 1 blue & the other 2 orange. Then attach the Green Tara petals, Spray & roses along with the BG serenade Chiffon flowers. Then mount your photo to the packaging from the BG Serenade Chiffon flowers & attach this.

  Step 4. Dab some gesso onto 2 of the WOW ACC –mini banners & attach these. Attach the WOW ACC – mini word Life leaving it raw & the square mini alpha stickers, this is your title.

Finish up. By attaching the banner/flag stickers from the BG serenade sticker sheet to the WOW mini banner, along with a couple of others stickers. (As shown)

Hope I have inspired you in some way..
THANKS heaps for poppin on by 


  1. great step by step...gorgeous layout :)

  2. Gorgeous details.
    So touch-y feel-y.

  3. wow wow wow , exquisite layering , just loving this xoxoxo

  4. Oh, what an amazing page!! Love your combination of grunge and pretty flowers and all the fabulous layers. Your photo is gorgeous too!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

  5. You're always inspiring and I'm glad I'm a follower of yours, thanks for sharing this layout and the tutorial. The photo is such a beautiful family shot, so happy and such pride on your face Rachael. I love this one.

  6. Gorgeous work Rach - loved seeing how you do your background :)

  7. Fantastic work you have put into your layout. Truly inspiring.x

  8. Wow you certainly have inspired me! This looks stunning,, the steps may seem easy to you, but this looks a very detailed layout to me!! Fabulous end result!! Love it!!

  9. Gorgeous layout Rach and I really enjoyed looking through your step by step. Awesome creativity!

  10. Wowwwwwwwww! This is GORGEOUS!!! I love love love love the colors, the layers and loveeeeeeeee those flowers!!!

  11. Fabulous page! Great step-by-step. Thanks for sharing and the inspiration!

  12. What a gorgeous family photo. So natural and relaxed. And what an awesome background. Stunning Rach.

  13. GREAT step by step, Rachel & lovely photo....this is my fave paper atm...I find it soooo versatile:):) You've done an awesome job, of course!!!!!!!!

  14. Another STUNNER Rach. Happy Birthday too. Cheers Di xo

  15. Fantastic LO. Live the tutorial. Love!!!

  16. What a gorgeous photo and lovely layout - great tutorial and fantastic looking collection!!


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