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Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Butterfly and Blossom Layout

Hi everyone,

Been very busy crafting over the last few days, trying to finish off layouts that I had started and not got around to completing - this layout is to put in the album that I made for my daughter's 21st birthday - LOL, it's an ongoing project as her birthday was last month!

She was bridesmaid to her Aunty Tracy when she was 11 - and my goodness, not sure if you can see but her face was covered in freckles! I remember she really hated them but I always thought they looked gorgeous - they've all disappeared now much to her pleasure.

So, on to the layout - I've entered this in the Sir Stampalot May Challenge as it features butterflies and blossom. There is a fantastic array of goodies to win so get on over there and take a look - it's good enough to make you want to take up crafting even if you've never been interested before! I've used my good old trusty Silhouette to print and cut the flower background
and then coloured it in with Copic markers trying to pick up the yellow and green in the bouquets. I've cut the flower several times and decoupaged it to give it depth. I bought some stickles the other day and find them very addictive - they're just so gorgeous and used yellow and green for the butterfly trails and the accents round the flowers.

I've cut out the borders in the matching colour to give the impression of being embossed - first time I've tried this and me thinks I will be doing this again as I really like the effect.

It's been very odd doing this album for my daughter - I've been looking through so many photographs since she was born and remembering all the occasions when they were taken - it's made me very nostalgic, if I shut my eyes I can remember what it felt like cuddling her as a baby. In fact, next layout for the album is when she was born :) LOL, you can see I haven't made this album in any particular order!

Thanks for looking,




brenda said...

Hi Sue

My, this is a most beautiful layout, so many elements of interest and so thoughtfully assembled.

Your choice of colours is just right and the large flower looks as though it could be picked. Fabulous work.

Thank you for sharing it with us at Stampalot Challene this month and good luck.

B x

chris said...

Hi there Sue
this is such a beautiful layout would like to see this one in thew flesh its so sunny and gorgeous!
hugs chris xx
thanks for joining in the Sir Stampalot challenge.

Sally H said...

Stunning layout! Gorgeous colours too. Thanks for sharing at sir stampalot and good luck!

Cheryl said...

oh this is really beautiful love the colurs you have used too love cheryl xxxxx

Anesha said...

Lovely layout, great colours. Anesha

coldwaters2 said...

oh wow this is one fabulous LO what a gorgeous design and colours thank you so much for sharing this beauty with us at Sir Stampalot this month.
Lorraine x

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Clare *Littlebear* said...

This is a very beautiful layout. I love the borders.
Thank you for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.
Clare x

Michelle Custodio said...

I am getting married soon, I would like my wedding card to be as beautiful and attractive as this one.

Rivka said...

Your card is beautiful. I would love to show your card on my blog and facebook if that is ok with you?

lorilynn said...

Sue, you are a very talented crater! I really enjoyed seeing my "love" border in action. Awesome job! Lori