Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Smiles


I made this page using the Prima Build-a-Page sketch for this month....it had a banner and lots of lovely shapes so I had to have a go.  This is a photo from our half term trip to Dover Castle...which was quite breezy and here I am with my boys at the top of the tower. 


 I used Prima's Pixie Glen papers, and then a few left overs of Flights of Fancy (the butterflies and the text paper).  I started making the background sheet - I made my own templates out of card and then adjusted it to fit the size I wanted (just by cutting it smaller!), then I distressed and inked and stitched it.  I made a smaller thin strip of the same shape from the flights of fancy paper to add another layer.  I mounted the photo on some white card and inked it with tea dye distress ink, and then transformed one of the Pixie Glen journal cards with some dictionary paper and some words that are on the back of the papers, I inked, distressed and stitched them.  I used my spellbinders label die to cut the journal shape, and added some liquid pearls and distress ink to this.  I cut out the banner and did a double layer and then stitched this to the page, curling and distressing it, I then added some liquid pearl scallops and buttons with some string dangling down from it on the top of them. Next for some of the Prima flowers...and since I was on the page I dug out the pink ones and added a few of the smaller paper prima flowers, you can't see that clearly but I added some thread behind the buttons in the centre to give them a messy stitchy look.  I also added in one of the beautiful glittery prima birds.  The final embellishments were some butterflies from the Flights of Fancy paper, and my title stickers....and then a few splatters of paint and mini pearls.  So quite a girly page from me which I loved making!





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