8.05.2009

Fashionita

Supplies : Papers by Basic Grey (Marrakech) and My Minds Eye (Tres Jolie and Bloom and Grow); Ribbon from LSS; Buttons by My Minds Eye; Cardstock and Marker by CTMH; Remarks Letter Stickers by American Crafts; Embroidery Floss; Blossom Nesties

Can you tell I've been addicted to playing with my Basic Grey papers this week? Now if someone would just get the lemonade line in town before I break down and buy it online! I used the Inspired Blueprints #26 sketch for this layout which was a 2 page sketch. I didn't have enough photos for both pages so I just did the right side. I finally got a few nesties after debating for a year and a half! Yeah, I'm so not an impulse shopper. I got just a few of the ones I think I'd use the most for right now to make sure I like using them and I love 'em! This one I used the blossom nesties to make a lollipop flower. This baby is what made the layout take so darn long to make! The first combo I cut out I didn't like the order of, I had the flower print on the outside and it just disappeared into the background. So I cut some more blossoms and then thought stitching would be cute after finding the combo I liked. Each blossom is hand stitched and I sew really s-l-o-w. I curled the edges of each blossom up for some dimension and then gave the same treatment to the photo corner on the right. I love the way this came out and I'm sure to be using these blossoms for more lollipop flowers in the future! Everything else was fairly quick. The letters are just the remarks stickers so to make them pop more on the layout I took my cocoa marker and traced around the edge. It really made so much of a difference (note to self I should start taking before/after photos). A little ribbon scrap to take the place of a flourish on the sketch and viola - a fashionable page for my little fashionita! Enjoy and have a terrific Wednesday!

4 comments:

Kathi Carlson said...

Gorgeous layout! The sweetest photos and the perfect paper to show them off. Love it, Marjorie!!

Alanna said...

Fabulous layout. Everything looks so great from the photos to the papers to that awesome flower you made to how you outlined your stickers.

pat said...

Love this layout...that paper is perfect...Great pictures.

Sparkle said...

What perfect paper to match her outfit! I love your lollipop flower too. I have that nestie, so I'll have to try it.