I love how flourishes really add that something special to a layout. They look so pretty peeking out from under floral clusters. I’ve used several flourishes on this layout done with Stamperia’s House of Roses collection.
My Nika has a very silly nickname, Noodle. Why? Oh I don’t know, she just acts all noodlely! Her groomer took this photo and she is lying in “repose” in the groomer’s dog’s bed. I think she looks so regal; hence the title, Queen Noodle!
For the focal point I framed Queen Noodle with a CE oval frame that is heat embossed with Stampendous Shabby White Embossing Enamel. I love the glitter that is in that embossing powder. I even gave her a proper queenly crown!
The flourishes I used were first covered with Prima Matte Wax in Patina Green. I applied it more heavily in some areas than others. Then I dabbled on Lindy’s Starburst Mist. I really like how that looks. Because the wax seals the chipboard, the mist does not soak in; instead, it just lays over the wax and creates the spotted mottled look you see below.
I used a small tag to add some journaling and placed that over another flourish, treated the same as the one above. Then I topped it off with gorgeous blooms. I love the look of flourishes peeking out from underneath flowers.
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