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Monday, October 25, 2010

Three Scrap That! layouts and one just for fun!

OK, now this month's Scrap That! kit SERIOUSLY rocks. It features the spectacular Pink Paislee Parisian Anthology papers combined with some of the MME Portobello Road ones... then mix in coordinating Pink Paislee embellies, gorgeous Prima flowers and bling, plus ink - the list goes on and on and on! Please bear with me, It's been cloudy and foggy for three days now so these are the best of a million layout shots I could get.

My first layout "Lucky Me" was a challenge that I gave myself - to scrap with mostly PLAIN cardstock. This was pretty easy to do given the amazing embellies I had to work with and the beautiful blue cardstock in this kit. This is a picture of me at 8 months pregnant with the little girl I had always dreamed of having. The string pearls were a gift from my friend and fellow DT member Ivana. The handmade bling was actually featured in the October kit and you can find Sandi Smith's tutorial on the Scrap That! Blog to make your own paint flourish.

Design Tip: Use high contrast/bold colors when scrapping black and white pictures so that your picture doesn't just fade into the layout.

My second layout "Happiness" is my husband the night before our wedding at sunset in the Bahamas (where we got married). I used the gorgeous MME papers, cut the banner out of it and added a wealth of embellies from the glorious kit. Please note, the butterfly and pleated ribbon were from past kits.

Design tip: Layer ribbons to add extra dimension and contrast.

My third layout "Pretty Darling" is of my mom and I on my wedding day. The MME paper was the perfect color to go with this picture. The over the top gorgeous Prima bling and large flower plus the amazing Pink Paislee broach brad were enough to frame the picture that I didn't bother matting it with cardstock. The butterfly was bought at my local dollar store.

Design tip: Add pleated ribbon to the bottom of paper to "anchor" the page.

This last layout was a design I had brewing in my head for quite a while and the November kit had the right paper and embellies to finish it. It's my mom on her wedding day. I used half kit contents and the rest from my stash for this one. I combined the Pink Paislee Papers from the kit with some K and Co (ancestry) and Pink Pailsee (queen bee). The three brownish roses and the beautiful white frame were all from the kit. I wanted a true vintage/shabby feel and am glad I waited for the right supplies to work with.

Now let's talk about the large handmade flower (yes I will do a tutorial this week, LOL). I was inspired by Donna Salazar's layered flowers but wanted a softer look with more textured layers and used an easier technique to put it all together - stay tuned for the flower tutorial in the next day or two!

Thanks for stopping by see you soon!