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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Sketches and Flowers and New Paper OH MY!

Welcome back to blogger Nessa... why thank you other voice in my head I very much appreciate that! Yes, I have been a bad, bad blogger, but now that I am scrapping more both for myself and my Etsy store I hope to blog a whole lot more! This week I received a phenomonal sketch from Tamara at Sketches {by tamara} to use as her guest designer for the first week of March! How fun is that????? I saw the sketch and the first thing I thought of was using these gorgeous new papers from Prima and making a vine up the left side.

So I sat down with them, the sketch, and some photos we had taken of Abrielle when she was all of 10 weeks old and this is what I came up with.... my favorite layout of all time! Ok, ok, ok those of you that scrap with me know I say that A LOT, but I really mean it this time! It's even Steve's favorite :) Anywho.... because I am so in lust with it I had to take about a half million pictures. I'll spare you THAT many, but there are quite a few detail pics below!

This paper is soooooo up my alley! Soft, vintagey and lookin like it's been in a box in grandma's attic for the last 75 years or so. It absolutely begged to be made into flowers with actual vintage paper.
So of course I had to make the paper happy! These little darlings were made from prima flowers topped with paper flowers made from a 1940's dictionary :)

Oh you want to see it even closer.... well all right then! These little guys are coming to Scrafty Paper Lady in the very near future as part of sets of themed embellishments all made from vintage books.... awesome right?

And those flowers looked awfully lonely, so Ipunched them out some butterfly friends made from patterned paper by Prima and topped with some Stickly goodness.And because no vintagey paper is complete without it.... I was forced to rip, crumple, tear and ink every surface of this layout. And then hand sew it all together. I think Steve may have thought I was nuts when he walked by and I was crumpling all the paper. *Shrug*I'm pretty sure the part I love best on this layout is the vine. I tried every lace and string I had trying to figure out the best way to make a vine for my flowers and butterflies :) It finally hit me to just ink some twine in a matching color! It didn't ink the whole twine on all sides, but I think that looked even better!

I was stuck on the date box but ended up using a lace scrap and it turned out just as I pictured it :)

The layouts title, "Love and Adore," is at the bottom on paper strips surrounding more pictures of Elli at 10 weeks and also Elli with my Neice Evy who is a few weeks younger than Elli.



All in all I am just in love with this layout! So much so that it got the prime real estate of above the fireplace in my scrappy room :) Thanks Tamara for such a great sketch and for allowing me to design for you this week!

6 comments:

Tamara Wheeler said...

Woohoo! You finally get to share it. lol

I am so glad you love what you created with the sketch. I love it too.

Thanks for being our first Guest Designer of 2010.

{tamara}

Karen said...

Very lovely layout! You are very talented...I love your etsy shop too! How do you find time to do it all? Love the Oregon coast! Been to Astoria several times and love it:)
www.karismaheartsavannah.blogspot.com

Joanie said...

WOWZERS!
What a stunning layout! I love how you made that flower and the whole vintage look!
I hope you decide to try out for the Sketches! {by tamara} DT!!!
AND Elli is absolutely adorable!

Joanie said...

Me again! I also want to invite you to try out for another blog DT...Melissa over at Paper Popsicles created a new Scrappin Blog site called "What's the Scoop"
http://paperpopsicles.com/
Your cards are awesome so I thought you would be great for her DT!!!!

WhiteRacoon said...

That's so cute! =)

Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

Oh this is such a great project! If you haven't heard about Papercraft Star yet, we'd love for you to enter some of your great projects there, we have a DT call coming up soon AND a gift certificate give-away going on right now! http://papercraftstar.blogspot.com/2010/09/another-gift-certificate-give-away-at.html