Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Echo Park 'Little girl' papers - Sarah G

This month I had got to play with the totally gorgeous "Little Girl" collection from Echo Park. Last month I used the "Little Boy" range to make a mini-album about my baby son so I was excited to try out the 'girl' range for my little daughter.

I Love the Watch Her While She Sleeps

The first LO that I made was inspired by a recent photo that I had taken of Sophie asleep surrounded by her dolls and soft toys. The turquoise blue in this collection is my absolute favourite colour and although I tried to incorporate more colour into the LO I ended up settling for a monochromatic scheme. I heavily distressed my background paper and used thread to 'weave' together two of the deeper tears that I had made. I used a Martha Stewart Edge punch to frame upper border of the photo. I  hunted through my stash to find all the left over offcuts of trim that co-ordinated with my colour and layered them under the photo. I finished off the page with a chipboard heart, some black roses and stickers from the 'Little Girl' collection. I used mini alphas for my journaling and added a title using white 'Thickers'. The overall effect is very feminine, cool and relaxing, which matched my photo perfectly.

3 Cakes for Little Miss Six

The bright, happy colours of this collection inspired my second LO. I chose photos from my daughter's sixth birthday. I had a lot of fun with paintint the background. I used an old credit card to scrape a paint frame around the cardstock then splattered more white paint over the entire background. Finally I roughly machine stitched several times around the painted edges of the LO in white cotton.  I layered several bright papers underneath my photos, distressing and inking the edges before adhering. I selected stickers from the 'Little Girl' collection to match my theme and adhered them to chipboard to make my own chipboard accents. I added the title using mini-alphas from the collection and American Craft 'Thickers'. I completer the LO by handwriting my journaling onto strips of white cardstock and adding a felt flower and some rhinestones.

Check back on Friday for more inspiration from this range of papers.


  1. Awesome layouts Sarah - esp love the sleeping one

  2. Oh wow Sarah ... gorgeous creativity ... what an awesome colour to play with ... oops ... to be creative with.

  3. Gorgeous Sarah, and that colour <3