Saturday, 12 June 2010

Growing Up... By Michelle

I had a pizza box land on my door step on Friday from Scottie Crafts and wow, what an amazing array of goodies.

I’ve got the new Cuttlebug embossing folder ‘Scrollwork’ to play with and it just had to come out of its packet ... Just. About. Right. Away.

On the base of my layout you can see Orange Bazzill cardstock, inked around the edge. I’ve cut out a square section from the middle and put it aside to use elsewhere on my layout and then I’ve used Bo Bunny double sided paper on top of the orange and inked black around the edges.

I’ve grabbed another piece of cut-off Bo Bunny paper and flipped it and put it through the Cuttlebug using my new embossing folder. Sometimes when you use an embossing folder, totally depending on the thickness of the cardstock or paper you use, it may lift some of the colour and I have absolutely no problem when it decides to do that, it gives another effect.

In this case though, I grabbed a piece of sandpaper and sanded gently along the edge and a little more into the scroll work and then inked lightly over the top of it.

I’ve cut away a corner from my LYB paper - Loose Leaf, which was also double sided, I’ve water edged and curled, distressed and then inked the rolled back edge to add another layer and dimension to my layout.

I’ve used a piece of chipboard as the template for my leaves – note that this is the reverse side of the Bo Bunny paper – one side is dotted and the other side a plain green [truly, there is nothing plain about it ... it’s a gorgeous rich emerald colour] ... I’ve used my paper piercer and water pen to gently roll the edges of the leaves back and then I’ve inked them – again in black.

I’ve used a round circle punch to make the handmade flower embellishment, two different sized punches for the layering. I’ve then distressed, ripped and inked the edges and threaded some flower stamens through the middle.

A piece of lace and a couple of staples and I’ve added some MLS alphas ... the colour was quite simply perfect and there you have it. I think that my niece and my sister are going to absolutely adore this layout.

The girls at Scottie Crafts have all the scrapping goodies on hand and will be able to point you in the right direction.

Happy creating... Michelle


  1. Michelle, I do love the way you have combined simple contrasts of colour and layering. It's very achieveable for all us "try-hards" who are still learning, and that's what I love about your work.
    Keep up the wonderful work.

  2. This is really beautiful Michelle. I love the monochromatic colour scheme and all the texture that you have added. the photo is gorgeous too :)Sarah

  3. Simply stunning! I love this!

  4. Lovely layout Michelle. Every photo tell's a story and this layout does just that as well.

  5. Thanks for managing to whip up such a beautiful layout for us before setting off on your cruise...Hope you are having a wonderful time buddy.