Yep, I've been complaining about how long it's taken to warm up this year but not anymore!! We hit 20 degree's (Celsius) and that makes me happy!! Today I wanted to scrap Spring! And whats more springlike that soft and pretty pastel little dresses! I wanted to use lots of blooms on this page so I played with a bunch of my Webster's pages Modern Romance papers. I began by fussy cutting lots of the beautiful floral images from the Modern Romance patterned papers. Then I used my Spellbinders 'Rose Creations' die cuts to cut some layers of the patterned paper to make my handmade blossoms. I used the 3 largest die cuts for the big blooms, and 3 medium for the mid size blooms....
I chose colors in the greys and pinks to go with the color of the dresses in the photo. I then inked the edges of the papers with some grey chalk ink (I used Michaels store brand Studio G grey chalk in for this) The center is a stamen bunch that I got at a local dollar store.
To get the cupped effect on the blooms I gave the flower layers a light spritz of some water and then just pushed each petal with my thumb into the palm of my hand. Then simply glue the layers together. The chipboard I used on this page is of course Dusty Attic. I used a portion of my favourite vine chippie, painted it white and used green chalk in to softly tint it. (the corner brackets are the smaller square frame from the Sweet Pea Frame Sets cut in half).
I made the lace edged circle design using the Martha Stewart 'Swirling Lace' corner punch....I shared a tutorial last year on how I made this lacy circle, if you would like to see how I made it you can find the tutorial HERE.
One of the questions I am often asked is how I make the little scallop edge I sometimes put around the outside of my photos. Super easy to do. Just matt your photo on some cardstock as you always do (glueing it down). Now trim around the edge with a scallop edge scissor (very inexpensive scissor you can buy at your local craft store). I then take a good white gel pen like Inksenntials or Signo Unibal and put a white dot in the center of each scallop. It only takes a minute to do but makes a big difference in your finished page :)
Hope you all have a nice scrappy day and that you scrap what inspires you! xo