Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Layouts: October 2009

The inspiration for this page was a patterned paper I saw that had flowers and vines on the left side of the page. So I started from scratch and made at first the trellis using the Martha Stewart deep edge border punch. Then I cut the flourishes using a Sizzix Bigz die and then I was ready to use another Sizzix die for the flowers, but then I decided to try to make the flowers myself by distressing the edges of plain circles and putting one on top of the other. I also used tons of distress inks and added random strokes with markers on each circle and then crumbled them a little. When I assembled the flowers they needed something more for the centre, so I used clear buttons and twine. To be honest, I really love the result but didn't enjoy that much the process, I used a craft knife to distress the edges and it took me ages!
For the title I adhered the patterned paper (all the patterned papers are from the "Bailey" K & Company paper pack) on plain chipboard and run it through my Cuttlebug with the "You're not the boss of me" alphabet, I also accented the edges with a dark brown marker.
I think that the final result is lovely, even more so because almost everything came from my hands!


  1. Great layout and your hand made flowers are perfect...get yourself a distressing gadget it saves a lot of time!!

  2. I love your handmade flowers and leaves!The script on the background paper is beautiful too!Nice job!!

  3. Πολύ πολύ όμορφα τα λουλουδάκια!! Μπράβο!

  4. The flowers are cute! Yo should check out the new Dizztress- it- all by Zutter. I tried it out over the weekend at a wotkshop and it saves SOOOO much time! Its a distressers dream!!



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