Wednesday, August 31, 2011

wednesday...Birds of a Feather Kit CO

Well, my second piece of good scrappy news is that I'm the guest designer for Birds of a Feather Kit for the month of September and I could more exited since their September Kit is to die for!

Here is the Birds of a Feather September Kit:

and here is my first layout with it:

cardstock: Bazzill Pink, Black;
patterned paper: Echo Park Victoria Gardens: “Cheerful Words”, "Garden Trellis", "Garden Pond/Stone Path", "Journaling Cards";
bling: Recollaction (from stash);
embellishment: Melissa Frances "Edwardian Appliqué Set of 4 Mini Frames";
chipboard: American Craft Thickers "Puffy Vinyl Alphas–Rainboots”;
flowers: Petaloo "Color-Me-Crazy Fabric Trims-Cassidy", Recollections (from stash);
pearls: Pink (from stash);
lace: American Craft "Crocheted Lace–Robin’s Egg Blue";
tools (from stash): Pazzles Inspiration, sewing machine; 
other: handmade leaves, butterflies, small flowers, liquid pearls
***Everything is included in the Birds of a Feather September Kit unless otherwise noted

For this layout, I combined pattern papers from the main kit and the ad on papers. I matted the 2 rectangles of pattern paper behind the picture with black cardstock to make them stand out against the soft background. The black circle I designed and cut out with my Pazzles Inpsiration from the black cardstock that is included in the kit. I used the circle to 'frame' the picture. I added soft pink pearls to the Petaloo flower to give it some bling. I also handmade the small flowers, leaves and butterflies. I machine stitched all the edges to give it a finished look.

I included one of the journaling cards that I cut out from one of the sheets of pattern papers behind the picture which contains my handwritten hidden journaling.

Below are a few close up of the whole layout:

Thank you for stopping by my blog today and don't forget to check out Birds of a Feather September Kit before they run out! Come back soon because I have a wonderful trash-to-treasure tutorial that you wont want to miss!


  1. Such beautiful work with the kit! Your work is gorgeous!

  2. Beautiful layout, Amerilys! And great blog! I love your layout on the WDML blog, too!

  3. Beautiful layout, Amarilys! I love you layout featured on the WDML blog. Just lovely!


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