I had the pleasure of meeting regular Jot contributor, Studio Calico Design Team member and one of this year’s Scrapbooking Masters, the lovely Natalie Elphinstone at the recent Escape2Create retreat in Port Lincoln where we were both teaching classes.
And I watched her whip up these awesome script filled backgrounds for her layouts. She’s handy with a paintbrush and a bottle of ink, this one!
Using just a small round brush, some black misting ink and a few sheets of drawing paper, Natalie practiced a few times before tackling her layout background.
Here’s Natalie at work on her script writing.
and the result…
… this stunning layout.. Makes quite a statement doesn’t it.
Here’s a few closeups of all the little detail Natalie has added to her work..
Natalie lives with her young family in Melbourne Australia where she works full time as an Obstetrician. She is currently a Scrapbooking Memories Master and on the Design Team for Studio Calico.