Monday, 7 May 2012

Flower Power

Here is my Show 'n' Tell from Alison's workshop on Saturday - we made a scrapbook page and a little book and spent the whole day playing with Stampin' Up! punches, dies and stamps. I carried on playing at home and got a bit carried away with all the lovely floral patterned papers (Karen will love it ...NOT!). 
Alison showed us how to use the tiniest of scraps by punching little jewellery tags and flowers and wrapping the chipboard alphabet in leftover pp - absolutely nothing was wasted!
The separate tabs on the layout can be lifted to reveal extra pages - brilliant way of incorporating multiple photos. The bunting was made from some of the leftover bits and "fussy cut" flowers were inked and dotted with stickles for a bit of twinkle - then I added some pictures of the flowers we did for our wedding (nearly a year ago - about time I got around to it!).
I started off sticking to the orange and blue papers for my little book, but ended up throwing all my leftovers at it! I also added some empty seed packets and made little tags to go in them. I grunged up the papers a bit (because I like grunginess) with Distress Inks and my lovely new DreamWeaver stencil brushes. A few bits of ribbon and lace from my stash and some garden twine were tied around the book rings to finish it off. 
As you can see, I still have some of the kit left in vanilla/black - but I have an idea ....
Thanks again to Alison  http://craftingalison.blogspot.co.uk/  - looking forward to next time and can't wait to see everyone's finished projects!

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