Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Bess is scrapbooked again

Now this is a photo of Bess that I've used before when scrapbooking, but it's a favourite, so I don't apologise for using it again. This was a page that I prepared as a gift for my MIL when she visited at the weekend. She adores Bess (we know that she visits more to see Bess than us, lol) so I was sure that it would be appreciated and it was.

Stamp sets: Cottage Garden, P is for Paw
Textured Cardstock: Tempting Turquoise
Plain Cardstock: Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Old Olive
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Tempting Turquoise, So Saffron
DSP: Playdate
Punches: Scallop Edge Border
Bigz Dies: Beautiful Butterflies, Top Note
Embossing Folder: Vintage Wallpaper
Other: Designer Buttons (Brights), Basic Pearls
Tools: Big Shot, Color Spritzer

The layout was a challenge from the SUDSOL demo forum that I'm a member of and I trimmed the 12 x 12 textured cardstock to fit the A4 (approx) layout that they were after. A large mat of Whisper White was wheeled with the P is for Paw stamp in Crumb Cake and then Chocolate Chip and Crumb Cake inks were spritzed over the top and also onto a Top Note cut from Whisper White card. A Scallop Edge Border trim was added behind the top and bottom of the White mat before adhering it to the page. The photo of Bess was matted onto Old Olive card and adhered next to the pawprints. Using Chocolate Chip ink the Cottage Garden sentiment was stamped onto the Top Note die cut. A butterfly was added in Tempting Turquoise (stamped off once to tone down the intensity of colour) and flowers in So Saffron ink. So Saffron was also used to sponge the edges of the die cut to define it before adhering to the page. Strips of Play Date DSP in differing lengths and widths were added above and below the photo. Small strips of Tempting Turquoise card were journalled and secured to the top of the photo with a small button, using glue dots. Large buttons were added to either end of the Play Date paper strip, also using glue dots. Using the Beautiful Butterflies die, a medium and a small butterfly were cut from Temting Turquoise card and Play Date DSP respectively and the larger one was embossed before joining them and adding them both the the page. The page was finished by adding Basic Pearls to the butterfly bodies and the flower centres.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx


Elizabeth said...

Firstly that sweet picture just HAD to be scrapbooked didn't it?! I love the top note and butterfly element. Bless Bess!

simplyfairies said...

Ohhhhh how beautiful she is just look at those eyes!!!!

Fabulous page Sara...

Daniela said...


lg Dani