Some of the new lines from Winter CHA are starting to arrive at The Scrapbook Garden, and Ann sent me some samples to play with, along with the challenge to create my own handmade embellishments. No problem! For my first layout I chose one of the gorgeous papers from the Prima 'Almanac' collection. The one I chose has some gorgeous cut apart elements on one side, and a lovely pink and white pattern on the other.I started off by spreading some gesso over a kraft background, with a scrap of leftover card, and then placed my photos. I added some of the cut out elements around the photos, and at the top and bottom of the page. The small alphas in the title are also cut from the same sheet of paper, and the larger chipboard alphas are My Minds Eye.
I made the flower by layering a Bazzill flower die cut, some Bazzill tulle and a Delish Designs brad. I gathered some of the tulle by folding it in half lengthways, and then sewing a loose running stitch through both layers before pulling it tight to form a circle.
I used the sketch from the latest sketch challenge at Scrap365 - I do love a good sketch!
*I can't quite believe it, but my next post will be post #200! Keep your eyes peeled for a little celebratory giveaway :D*