Wednesday 24 July 2019

Whimsical vellum and acetate flowers with fluttering butterfly

Whimsical vellum and acetate flowers and a fluttering butterfly were the perfect embellishments for this dreamy photo of a pretty girl.

All embellishments on this layout were made usng Heartfelt Creations stamps and dies.
First, make the flowers by heat embossing several small and large classic petunias with Versamark ink and superfine white embossing powder onto heavy vellum and heat-resistant acetate.
Colour the vellum flowers at the back with Ranger archival ink vibrant fuchsia and a dauber.

Use a deep green ink such as Artistry green garland to colour the leaf sets.
Cut out the flowers and leaves using the co-ordinating dies.

 Pinch the petals of all the flowers on the middle line of each petal to shape.
Layer two flowers of the same size onto each other. I found that a hot glue gun works best for the acetate. Finish the flowers with a crystal-like centre.

Heat emboss one of the fluttering butterflies and cut out with the co-ordinating die.
Use the butterfly kisses die to cut out the round element. Die cit one of the regal pocket accents.
Cut out a tag from the classic petunia paper pack.
Mat the photo on white and on a green paper from the petunia paper pack.Some craft foam was used to lift the picture adhered to the white cardstock for a bit of dimension.
Assemble the layout as in the pictures.


 Finish the page off with a bit of stencilling with texture paste in the top right and bottom left corners of the page.

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Have a lovely, crafty day.
Marie Smith

Wednesday 17 July 2019

Spring blossoms, leaves and birds

Layout using two Lemoncraft Yesterday papers.

The leaves were fussy cut from a page from the Spring Blossoms paper pack.

I used gold and bronze embossing powder on some Room 5 twig chippies and added leaves fussy-cut from some Lemoncraft leaves paper then added flowers I made (using flower-making paper, five-petal flower die and groove tools), some twigs, sisal and moss.

To record the timeframe when the picture was taken, I used Altenew bold alpha lowercase letter dies.  A small tag shows the names of the two children.

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I am entering this post for the Lemoncraft August challenge which requires leaves to be used in a project.

Have a lovely, crafty day.

Marie Smith

Tuesday 16 July 2019

Yesterday with leafy accents

The "Yesterday" paper was the perfect background for this old sepia photo of a bride.

I wanted to emphasise days gone long by with a clean-and-simple layout, adding only a lovely lace strip, some fussy-cut roses (from the Yesterday paper pack) some handmade flowers and leafy accents to the beautiful paper.

The leaves were made using Heartfelt Creations leafy accents stamps, dies and shaping mould.

I am entering this layout to the Lemoncraft - July challenge which requires leaves to be used on a project.

LEAVES challenge

Have a lovely, crafty day

Marie Smith

Saturday 13 July 2019

Lavender hills mixed media card

Prepare card base by scoring and folding an A4 sheet on 15 cm.
Trim down to 14,5x14,5cm.
Trim one of the pretty papers from the Lavender Hills 6x6 paper pack to 14,5x14,5cm and adhere to the card base.
Adhere a piece of lace to the card base. 

Cut a strip of paper into a Flag shape and adhere on top of the lace.

Attach a light clay frame.

Attach a piece of gauze, a cut-out butterfly, a cut-out lavender bunch from the paper pack, two paper flowers and some Fantasy die-cut twigs to the card.

Add a small light clay bird.
Add a bunch of beaded stamens to look like a bunch of buds.

Add more die-cut twigs and some sequens to complete the card.

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Have a lovely crafty day.
Marie Smith