Wednesday, 29 August 2012

It's All About the Tale

Hi!  Today, I'm sharing photos, layouts and techniques with vellum.
The photos were taken on our trip to Tasmania last year, at the historical township of Richmond.  Here they feature the many ducks and water life that frequent the river flowing through the town. We'd gone down to the river to take photos of the convict-built bridge, and saw an abundance of ducks, geese, cormorants and other waterbirds putting on a show for everyone who was there. It really was quite amazing. The ducks in particular, were very nonchalant about the human visitors, waddling past, waiting for the odd handful of bread scraps from some of the visitors, not in the least bit wary. We'd only planned to stay about 10 minutes, but were there still an hour later.

The vellum techniques displayed in 2 of these layouts were part of a Wacky Wednesday class at Julie's at

 The photograph was put onto an altered vellum background. A brown vellum was alcohol inked in solid colours, with some metallic silver highlights. and attached to the background with metal brads, put into an embossing folder and through the cuttlebug.I highlighted the embossed section with silver stayzon. A bit of stamping (not really seen here) and the title, inked and finished with glossy accents, completed the page.

This was a piece of patterned and embossed vellum, changed with the addition of Opals embossing powders, Viva precious metals and Inca Gold. A flourish of chipboard, coloured again with Opals, and title completed the page. The ducks really do look as though they are telling a tale.


This cormorant was whizzing up and down the river, looking very busy.
The background paper was foiled in streaks to resemble water shining in the sunlight. A piece of metallic card was embossed with one of my favourite folders "Waterfall", stamping with Picket Fences Distress Stain and stayzon, embellishment coloured with Opals and metallic title completed the page.
Thank you for visiting. Di

1 comment:

  1. This is too funny Di as we also photographed the ducks at Richmond on our Tassie Trip. I love your use of the vellum in these layouts. I have the same textured one as your middle layout and am yet to use it, your lovely layouts have inspired me to do so if I can find some time to play. xx