Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Hello everyone!!!  I am heading out to the Manor tomorrow for a relaxing weekend so I thought I would share a couple of cards with you.  
I hope to have several new items to share with you when I get back.
The first one I used a few matching papers to create a collage, added a couple of tags on the left side, then added my flowers.  The white material with the tiny square holes in it is actually the plastic sheets used for needle point.  I cut off a couple of pieces and added them as shown.  The larger turquoise flowers is actually a flower cut in half, so I put the halves peeking out from under the papers.  I like to layer things, especially paper, for me, the more layers the better I like it.

The next card below is more antique looking.   I roughed up the edges of the background paper before adhering it to the card front.  I added a strip of burlap across the card then I added another strip of paper, about 1" wide, across the bottom of the burlap.  An antique lace was placed at the bottom of the 1"  wide paper strip.  And lastly I added the flowers and other embellishments along with a loopy bow with fine cording.  The crocheted circle at the top of the flowers is actually cut from an old doilie I had.  Gives the card an extra touch of texture.

That's all for now.  Until the next time,
this is Donna wishing you a safe and happy weekend.
Best Friends - If you're alone, I'll be your shadow.  If you want to cry, I'll be your shoulder.  If you want a hug, I'll be your pillow.  If you need to be happy, I'll be your smile.  But anytime you just need a best friend, I'll just be me.

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

"Beauty" Layout

Hello Everyone!!!!!!  Today I am sharing a layout I did a short time ago.
To start off with, I did some stenciling on the background paper using modeling paste.  I then cut a strip of matching paper about 5" wide and tore along the top edge for texture and across the bottom edge on a diagonal curving up to the right side edge.   I adhered this to the background paper across the centre.   I then cut another piece from another matching paper about 3" wide and adhered this across the centre of the first strip.  I added a strip of lace across the top and bottom edges of this piece.  I also tucked white embroidered flowers from Prima under the top edges of the first centre piece.  And the rest is my embellishments.

I then added my picture, first making a collage of papers to go behind it, and popping it off the collage.  I used soft coloured flowers in pink and purple, added hexagon shaped chipboard pieces at the sides of the picture, a few small green painted chipboard vines and a resin heart shaped frame on the left of the picture.  I tucked an embroidered flower under the bottom left section of the frame. Below is a closeup of the left side of the layout and below that is the right side of the layout.  I painted the chipboard title with white gesso first then sprayed it with a light purple spray then accented the outer edges with white gesso.  And last but not least, I added some tiny micros beads in and around the flowers and onto the flowers as well as white pearls in the centres of the hexagon shapes of the chipboard.

I do hope you enjoyed this layout.  Until next time, this is Donna with another inspirational quote:
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
                                                                                          O.W. Holmes