Thursday, April 12, 2012

Cherished girls

My two gorgeous girls were photographed together here in 2007, gee they were so cute then! Not that they're not cute now, but they've developed a love/hate relationship that can be quite taxing! I used a technique shown to me by Liz Collett where you fold DSP and cut it on the Big Shot. You may remember making paper-chain dolls the same way as a child! I have wanted to use this sheet from the Beau Chateau DSP for ages, and the folded paper technique really was a great way to frame this photo too. As you can see it is a pretty simple page in terms of design, but the embellishments and separated-paper flowers add the right touch without detracting from the photo itself. I have also fussy-cut some more flowers from another sheet of DSP to add more dimension to the page.
See also repeating-flowers for more ideas using this technique.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

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Thursday, April 5, 2012

repeating flowers

Thanks to Liz Collett for the inspiration behind these cards that I showed the ladies how to make in Monday night class this week. They are made using the Fun Flowers and other flower dies on the Big Shot, but are linked because of the way the DSP was folded to start with. Its a bit like making those linking people when we were kids, remember how we cut out the body but made sure that the arms were on a fold line? I loved this technique because its a great way to make a border or a focal point on a scrap book page too. If you'd like me to show you how its done, book a FREE workshop and I'll show you how :-)