Thursday, 25 March 2010

Spring is in the air

A little less rain, a little more sunshine, lighter evenings and plenty of birds chirping away in the mornings. Yes spring is definitely in the air. The latest issue of The Scrapbook Magazine has a designer section of Spring inspired layouts including “Rescued Bird” by yours truly.

The layout is easy to recreate using supplies available in the shop and features a nice Prima flower cluster and three different styles of stitching. The Thickers used are from American Crafts latest releases and are gorgeous!!

To create a similar layout you will need:
Background cardstock – I used Bazzill Silver bling 12x12
Bazzill Lizzard Green 8 ½ x 11 Cardstock
MME Little Miss Muffet - Celebrate - Party Dots Paper
MME Little Miss Muffet - Hello Beautiful - Beautiful Butterflies Paper
Pearl Chipboard Thickers - Marquise - Pewter
Prima Flowers
Thread, Buttons, leaf punch or rubons (or you could draw by hand)

Instructions to create the page:
Cut along the line of the seventh dot on your party dots paper and adhere, at an angle, to your 8 ½ x 11 cardstock. Then add your 6x4 photograph, also at an angle. Next pierce where your pink stitches will go to join the two papers, around the edge of the cardstock for your green stitches, then along the bottom and slightly up on the right of your photograph for your blue/grey stitches. Then sew your paper which is easier to do at this stage before adhering to your 12x12 background cardstock.

Add your title using journalling stickers and Thickers, decorated with butterflies cut from the Beautiful Butterflies paper. Then add a Prima flower/leaf cluster at the bottom left corner of your photograph, adding buttons and more butterflies on foam pads for dimension.

I hope you have fun scrapbooking your Spring inspired pages. Don't forget to share them with us here on the blog with a link to your page in your comment!