Saturday, July 9, 2011

saturday...3 sheets of paper/4 layouts (Part 4 and GIVEAWAY!)

Good afternoon everyone!

I finally did it! I finished my 3 sheets of pattern paper/4 layouts challenge!!!!! If you have been following me during this, I challenged myself to use my June Counterfeit Kit (which I only included 3 sheets of double sided pattern paper) to make 4 layouts and leave little to no leftovers. You can see my first, second and third layouts by following the links.

Early on the challenge, I designed 4 sketches and then cut the pattern papers with my Pazzles Inspiration and ended up with these very basic designs:

Today I'm going to show you how I made the last one, the one on the bottom right side.

I based this layout on one of my favorite sketches that I've designed.

and here is my finished layout:

Ok, let's get started!

Step 1. First, I inked the edges of my shaped diecut paper to give it a polished finish. I then went ahead and doodled with a white pen all round it. I love how it looks (almost like stitching but without the extra work!). I then matted my diecut paper on a cream cardstock. I know that by now you noticed the big rectangle that I cut out in the middle (well, almost) of the shaped die cut. Well, I know that I'm going to place my photograph here so I cut out the rectangle to use the pattern paper in another layout (I ended up using it in my dolphin kisses layout). This is a great way to save your pattern paper-cut out the piece you know will get covered by another layer of either paper or pictures!

Step 2. I then started layering my pieces of paper from the green pattern paper and a black scallop edge. I glued them and then stitched them onto my background.

Step 3. Now comes my favorite part-embellies! I made 3 yellow lili flowers using Lisa's tutorial (ok, I admit it-these are my fav flowers right now!). I also made some reddish smaller flowers as fillers, added 3 small yellow roses, printed and cut 3 more butterflies and used 3 yellow buttons (I was in the mood to use 3's of everything apparently! LOL).

Step 4. Last step is to put everything together! I added little bows to my buttons, handmade bling to as my butterfly trails and little 3D paint dots to my title.

Here are a few close up of the finished layout:

Thank you for following along as I made these 4 layouts. I hope that you have enjoyed this series and have learned from it. I'd love to see someone else take up this challenge (or a similar one!). If you do, please let me know!

Now, how about a giveaway?

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To win this handmade embellie set you just need to be a follower of my blog and leave me a comment here! That's it! On July 16 (next Saturday), I'll randomly choose a winner!

Have a wonderful weekend!


  1. Another beautiful page! Your embellies are just GORGEOUS!!!

  2. Hi Iam a new follower! Luv your flowers! I forward to following you blog and seeing all your creations!

  3. (As promised, I'm trying again!)
    I love the lo and the scripted "me" with the bling is gorgeous. So glad I found your blog, and am now a happy follower.

  4. Lovely layout - your spray of flowers looks so lavish!

  5. Love your LO! Great flowers and butterflies and colors...well, everything! I'm a new follower of your your creations :)
    JenE, blossom 93 at yahoo dot com

  6. well, i'm not yet a true follower...can't seem to sign up :(

  7. Gorgeous layout, especially those homemade embellies!

  8. Those flowers are BEAUTIFUL! Nice job on the layout!


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