Friday, April 8, 2011

Me & Sam Layout

My eyes nearly popped when I saw these funky and bright So Cute! Collection & Paisley Road Collection Prima papers in my DT box from Tracy...WOW! GORGEOUS!!! I had the perfect photo for this too (taken by the wonderful Wendy – thx hun x) – one of Sam and I on holidays.
I used one whole sheet of Prima So Cute 'Hide and Seek' as my background paper (now, I don't usually use a patterned sheet as a background but I really REALLY didn't want to cut this one up – and it was perfect for what I had in mind. I used a piece of Prima Paisley Road 'Dandiya' for the matting behind the photo (yep, these papers are a double-sided BONUS!!) with a bit of machine stitching and inking around the edge. I popped some loose pink rhinestones on the clouds and used thickers "Rockabye" for the title.
This embellie cluster was made using some of our M2A stick on bling hearts, a lovely printed felt heart, and I adhered some of our awesome pins onto some M2A mulberry flowers (after I lightly inked the edges of the pins). The teddy bear was hand cut from a piece of Prima So Cute 'So Cute'.
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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Through the Looking Glass

Through the Looking Glass


Hi Everyone! I have to tell you it is soooo nice to be back on my feet and scrapping again! This month Tracy sent me a pack of the gorgeous Websters Petite Pages, which are 6x6 pages from the Spring Market, Yacht Club and Country Estate ranges....awesome value as you receive 36 mini pages in the pack...and they were just what I needed to inspire me to make this whimsical layout of my daughter Ashlee.
I started off with black cardstock that I messy machine straight stitched several times around the edge. I used zig zag stitch to attach 3 of the 6 inch pages diagonally across the page – I used the entire sheets and didn't cut them down. I placed my photo on then I 'stretched' a black felt scroll frame to fit it.
How did I do this? EASY!...I cut a black felt scroll frame in half diagonally. I placed one piece on the top right hand corner, and the other on the left bottom hand corner. I hid the gaps on each side of the frame with our wonderful paper stemmed star flowers et voila!!! The frame 'grew' bigger. I added one of our timepieces there too, as every Looking Glass page needs a pocket watch! AND yes, I did add Diamond Dust onto the stemmed flowers...and yes, I am a *little* addicted to it...
The leaves are our new Scrapware ones – a mix of large foliage and small foliage. I inked them in a light green ink first, and embossed them with distress embossing powder (peeled paint)...I just love the olive green colour they turned out! I added a few little charms here and there, and one of our fabulous engraved felt hearts that are our FREE GIFT this month. I couldn't resist the new Scrapware iron gates either so I inked some black and popped those on too – complete with a little lock charm to keep the secret gates closed!
The title is done using Websters Wonderfall alphabet stickers (just to keep the Websters theme going LOL)...and here's a sticker tip...don't be afraid to mix n match your stickers if you don't have enough of the one colour to finish your title. Sometimes it adds just a little interest and depth.


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