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Thursday, April 5, 2012

"Beautiful" (Green Tara)

I have created my very first blocking style lo. It was inspired by all the beautiful 7 Gypsies trays that people have altered in the past few years (Steph Devlin's in particular because of the color palette) and I thought this blocked design might look nice as a layout. I went a little chipboard crazy on this one, LOL. The papers are from an old Basic Grey "porcelain" collection and chipboard is all kinds (Dusty Attic, K and Co., KaiserCraft and Tattered Angels) - 11 pieces of chipboard in total! All the beautiful batik aster flowers (vintage and sunset) and cherry blossoms (pink and peach) are from Green Tara. A very simple design but it takes quite some planning. Probably one of the layouts I have spent the most time on. It's fun to try new things and get out of your scrappy comfort zone.

Here is a close-up of some of the details. 
Well, I am working like crazy to get ahead on DT projects before my chaotic month of Easter and 3 kiddo birthdays which all begins this weekend. Plus... my Dusty Attic shipment is due to arrive soon (in the mail on its way to me :) for my Etsy shop and there is STILL... income taxes to be done (of course I have procrastinated in order to scrap instead, LOL). Wish me luck! BTW Blogger won't let me remove the excess spacing from here to the comments for this post - weird!

14 comments:

rosesarah said...

Wow it's beautiful page!!Love it
Hugs from France
Rosesarah

scrapbookertink said...

Hi Vicky, this is such an amazing layout, love how it turned out and yes it is hard to get out of your comfort zone LOL, take care, Doreen x

Pam said...

Gorgeous LO! I love it!

Bonnie H. said...

AWWW Vicky it is BEAUTIFUL!!

jennifer berkhahn said...

Your layout turned out beautifully. It really inspires me to go home and "think outside of the box"

Valery said...

Vicky, this layout is simply beautiful! Love your work!

CathyMc said...

Amazing work. You can never use too much chipboard. Love the colours and all the details you have incorporated.

Heather Jacob said...

Hi Vicky , guess what !!! you are the winner my Give-away ... please email me with your addy and I will post off your prize to you ..enjoy !
lots of love Heather x

your work is so amazing and beautiful, I love everything you create xoxo

hjacob@bigpond.net.au

MarĂ­a Castillo said...

Gorgeous page!

Adriana B said...

Wow, this is so lovely, love all the chipboards and photos :)

langeatheart said...

Absolutely stuniing Vicky! I love all the chipboard on it!

Eila Sandberg said...

My OHHH Vicky, nothing simple about this! it's gorgeous! I absolutely adore the strong vibrant colours and how beautifully you have balanced all the elements. Mwah!

LillBlomman said...

Wow Vicky! I really loving this!!! HUgs!

Adrienne said...

Saw this over at Dusty! Love ALL the chippies and the colors (and sweet pic)-just perfection! Also, thanks for your sweet comments on my blog!