Friday, 31 May 2013


Happy Friday everyone, I cant believe its the last day of May!!!

Here is a layout I have just finished. I have used a sketch from Cest Magnifique Kit club for my inspiration. I loved this sketch - you can find it here.

For this layout I knew I had to use this tree bark paper for the backing as it mirrors the oak tree in the photo. I applied some gesso over it to soften it down a little. Anyway, here is what I did.
I cut down my bark paper to 10.5x10.5 inches and matted it onto some green cardstock, which I matted onto brown and then onto more green.
I matted my photo in blue to mirror Jessies blue eyes.
I adhered the photo to a circular doily and onto an oval doily.
I attached this to my background.
Then I die cut two decorative accents for the edges.
I gathered up all my matching embellies and started to decorate.
I added three butterflies and attached my beaded stick pins for the bodies.
I added a small banner in the top right corner with some mini roses.
I added the chippie title which I painted and inked.
That's it, a quick and simple layout which should only take you about an hour if you have all your stash together.
Why not give it a go.
Plain cardstock
Bark background paper
Circle cutter
Assorted flowers
Sticky back pearls
Sizzix Decorative Accent Die #2
Chipboard title.