I made this layout using the new Webster's Pages Winter Fairytales collection. The die cut paper, the netting (butterfly design netting), the bloomers, the new trims (pink velvet/sheer ruffle), the gold lace trim, the Gems (beside the journaling) and the alpha's are all from the Webster's Pages new releases from this summer's CHA. Every month Websters Pages picks a person to feature their body of work, this month it is Nerrida Mitchell, and the design team is asked to make a project up that is inspired by the designers work. The above page is my l/o inspired by Nerrida, I like the use of bloomers and bloom/butterfly embellishments on her page. If you would like to see more of Nerrida's beautiful work and the rest of the DT's take on her work you can find the forum thread HERE.
I also used one of Dusty Attic's Ornate frames on this layout and thought I would try to get a the look of a carved or molded frame on it by adding some pearl white 3D paint. Here are a few easy steps in achieving this look.
Step 1 ~ Paint entire frame with a base coat of white craft paint.
Step 2 ~ Following the design of the laser cut piece, add swirls of white/or pearly white 3D paint (I used a brand I bought at Michaels Craft shop called 'Scribbles', you can find it in the T-shirt section of the store)
Step 3 ~ I added a touch of Colorbox brown chalk ink to the edges of the frame. Done!
Here's a close-up look at the embellishments on my layout....
I want to take a second to thank you all for your thoughtful and kind comments here at my blog and I want you to know that I read your comments and would like to answer some of your questions. Tracy asked in the last blog post how I made the cardstock design around my layout called 'Natural Beauty'? The postage stamp design is actually the shape of the die-cut from Websters Pages. I simply matted the die cut paper with some darker pink cardstock and trimmed the cardstock following the design of the die cut with a pair of regular scissors. Sometimes you can get away with using just one sheet of cardstock if the die fits within the perameters of the 12 x 12 cardstock. In this case I had to do it in 2 pieces to fit around it. (I cut out the center of the cardstock behind the piece and use it to matt photo's etc. I don't like to waste) Tracy also asked about my layout in the post before that one called "Chloe & Zoe' , she wanted to know how I made the wavey edge on the patterned paper. Super easy Tracy, it's just a wavey edged scissor that I got at my local craft shop. I find myself using decorative scissor's a lot lately. They are inexpensive ($2-$3.00 at Michaels) and can add an easy and interesting edge to a page. Hope this answers your questions. If anyone ever has questions that about any of my layouts, don't hesitate to ask and I'll do my best to give you a clear answer. :)