Hello there Friends
I am afraid due to circumstances beyond my control I was unable to share a Layout/scrapbook page with you last Tuesday, but I hope you will forgive me when you see what I have brewed up for you today! You may want a cuppa as it is a bit of a heavy post.....
I am using my lovely new "the Sweetest Thing" papers and stamps by MME. Awesome papers and I was sensible enough to buy the 12x12", 6x6" and stamps that all co-ordinate bootifully!
So I started with a fairly plain sheet which I sprayed with a mix of Colourwash (Cranberry and Plum), Perfect Pearls Mist (Forever red) and Glimmer mist (Gold).
I took another piece which has a pinky damask background and my honeycomb mask and Distress Inks (Festive Berries and Picked Raspberry) and adhered it to the centre of the background piece.
Then came the fun part..... I die cut, electronic cut and "fiddle-farted" with flowers to my heart's content. I used some of the pieces left from the centre panel, some of the 6x6" paperstock, plain white card stock and some Snippets to make flowers, leaves and more flowers! I cut some of the flowers out on the Silhouette using plain white cardstock as well as some print 'n' cut flowers and the pink rose picture. The flowers I put together with my glue gun and then sprayed them with the same mix of colourwash and glimmer mists that I used on the background.
I die cut lots of the flowers and leaves using printed papers from the collection and also my Snippets box. Dies used ranged from Tim Holtz, Spellbinders, Sizzix and Paperartsy. The cream doily pieces were cut from Snippets which my friend Kim thought would be funny to send to me at Christmas with a whole pile of other Snippets! See! They do get used!!
I used very few bought embellishments other than four teeny tiny paper flowers by Hero Arts, the metal TH embellishment, two TH buttons (very stingy with those buttons!) and the pearl brads.
The bees were stamped using the stamps from this range with Momento ink, embossed with clear embossing powder, coloured yellow with a Copic pen and then washed with pearl PP. I then cut them out and added them on to the layout with foam pads to (hopefully) make them look like they had just landed.
Here you can see the depth of the flowers. This one at the bottom right was made with a die I bartered for at the Crop with Debs!! It is my newest die and I Love it!!!
Here is another view so you can see the depth of the layout. Let me tell you, I will not be crushing this into an album! I shall be taking a trek to a well known Hobby shop to buy a frame. The colours match our bedroom and this is one of my favourite Photographer photos (scanned and converted into black and white). Megan broke free from the Bridesmaids and wanted Uncle Simon to pick her up!! Of course he obliged! (She is 25 this year!! Scary!!)
The centres of the flowers were glued and then red and gold micro beads were sprinkled liberally inside.
And isn't this lace divine? I bought it a little while ago from HERE and I have not used it until now as it is soo gorgeous! I don't want to use it all up too quickly now do I?
Well, sorry this is a bit of a long post and thanks for staying with me thus far. I hope you have enjoyed it and if you wish to know anything about what I have done, please feel free to ask.
I am going to enter this into the following challenges.....
Pixie's Crafty Workshop - Snippets
Frilly and Funkie - Sunday Share - Lace (go check out the shop - I dare you not to buy anything!)
Fashionable Stamping - Something new