Tuesday, 23 April 2013


Morning all,
For this layout I have used a sketch from C'est Magnifique Kits  - http://cestmagnifiquekits.blogspot.co.uk/

This is how I put this layout together.
I chose the apricot  colour from Jessies top and added pink and cream.
I first cut out some brown cardstock to 10x10 inches and distressed the edges.
I adhered this to my background apricot cardstock.
I then cut down my pretty Prima paper to just under 10x10 inches using deckle edge scissors, and inked the edges.
I then cut this paper in half. I used a water mister bottle and misted the free edges with water so as to be able to manipulate the paper. I made a few tucks on all four edges, top and bottom and dried with my heat gun.
I then glued this down and added sewn on buttons and some white cord.
I then double matted my photos and added these.
I added a small white doily, some painted white cardboard, some hessian/burlap, and two journaling blocks all around the photos.
I then started to decorate with assorted flowers.
I made three butterflies and beaded pins and added these.
I made a little air- dry foam bird. I inked the body and added a small black eye.
I added a small key with ribbon, pearls and fibre.
I made some pearl and bud sprays and glued these down.
I then added a little bow above my three buttons and added the title.
Hope you like it and give it a go.

Plain cardstock
Prima paper, natures garden
Prima journaling block
Cardboard and white paint
Brown ink
Pink buttons
White cord
Beaded pins
Pearl and rose bud sprays
Martha Stewart air-dry clay kit, for the bird
Mini roses
Mulberry paper to make the flowers
String pearls
Funky fibres in white
Rayon ribbon
White doily
Itty bitty flower die by Donna Salazar
Deckle edge scissors
Scallop edge scissors for some of the flowers
Rose flower die by Donna Salazar

For tutorial on the small flowers see here http://theprettypaperpatisserie.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/hand-made-flowers-tutorial.html
For beaded pin tutorial see here



  1. Stunning....just a gorgeous layout! The detail is amazing!

  2. Congratulations Caroleanne! Your layout is one of the featured layouts for the C'est Magnifique Kits April Sketch Challenge. We love the beautiful colors and the amazing flowers you have added to this special layout.


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