As soon as I got my Websters Pages "Girl Land" goodies in the mail, I just had to dive in head first, the prolbem was deciding which style to go with first! The first page I made is the one you saw on Monday on the bloghop (can't resist me some pink!! lol!) But I have to say I've been so drawn to the vintage images on another of the papers in the collection. I ended up choosing the tag with the violet posies on one of the patterned papers and building the above page around it. Here are a few close-up shots of my page...
I snuck a little piece of one of my favorite Dusty Attic pieces on this page, the Chicken Wire Panel. I just added a touch of Platinum Stickles to the chipboard to bling it up a bit.
I really love the patterned paper that has all the cute doilies on it as well, I cut one out and mounted it on some pop dots and added one of the WP Perfect Accents (Cameo's) from the 'In Love' collection to the center. I used some Tombow liquid adhesive to attach a strand of pearls around the cameo. (pearls, cameo's, they just go together don't they!!)
How to Make the Violet Posies:
As a page embellishment, I wanted to imitate the cute bouquet of violets I cut out on from the tag on one of the WP Girl Land papers. I created the above bouquet by first choosing three colors of card stock in a dark, medium and light plum color. I then used the Martha Stewart Hydrangea punch (pictured below) on all three pieces of cardstock. I used mostly the larger of the three punch images (you can use the smaller bits for other parts of the page or put aside for a card). I then used a Colorbox White chalk ink on the edges of the petals, and ran the edge of the inkpad along the center of each petal making it look like a crease. I then turned each of the petals up a little giving it a slight curl. (A stylus works well to curl the petals up). Then adhere to your page working the darkest on the outside to the lightest on the inside. Add a few punched green cardstock leaves on the outer edges to finish it off (again, I used a small Martha Stewart leaf punch for this). I added a dab of lavender liquid pearls to the center of each bloom....done!
Have I put this collection aside yet? Nope! I'm working on another page to share with you all near the end of the month when I will be sharing a little peek at my scraproom! Thanks again for popping by and for the sweet comments you all leave, your feedback is always appreciated! (Oh, and BTW...a couple of you have asked...do my girls still dress up with the floral headbands etc.? Not so much anymore, the above pic was taken a couple summers back. My oldest daughter (recently turned 14) for sure not, the youngest one (Meagan, in the photo above, will sometimes still dress up (she's 10)...at the moment we made her an Egyptian crown out of foil and paper mache with jewels, for a project she is doing at school about ancient civilizations. I'll have to get a pick when she dresses up for this and scrap it! :)