Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Forever









This is a LO I did with the gorgeous "Antebellum Beauty" kit from Swirlydoos. I really love the blues in the papers, and blue and brown is one of my favorite color combo's. Using one of my Crafters Workshop Templates, I cut out the scalloped design of the brown paper. I thin used my Swirly sister Robins technique for the wet paper distressing, wrinkled and crumpled slightly then inked it while it was still a little damp. That helps the ink bleed a little. I like the effect. The ribbon was a bit to wide to thread through the paper so I sewed, gathered and tied to create the scallops, then just glued to the paper using Alene's quick dry glue and placed a Prima pearl between each gather. I used parts of my punched Martha Stewart scallop punch to peak out from behind my ripped paper. I made the distressed blue rose in the corner then I made the green ribbon flowers and placed some Prima flowers on top of them. I will be putting up the tutorial for the ribbon flowers. I placed tiny rose buds in a few places. I found them at a wonderful UK online store Wild Orchid Crafts. I ordered a bunch of flowers...So beautiful!!!! The buds are just so sweet!! The photo is my boss's daughter Crystal at her wedding a couple of months ago. Although I wasn't the official photographer, I did take a lot of photo's. She was just a beautiful bride. Of course I put my Photoshop twist on this one. Love my Swirlydoo kits...They never disappoint!!!

10 comments:

EileenMV said...

Beautiful layout! I love the color combination. All the details on this layout are terrific!

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

Stunning!!! I love that color combo too!! Gorgeous!

Sandi Clarkson said...

Gorgeous layout. (I used the same peeking technique on a LO that reveals on Friday. And tried Robin's technique but ... certainly doesn't compare to you Swirly girls.) This layout is just over the top with goodness. Love how you went the limit with your ribbon! The whole thing is stunning! BTW .. you won the blog candy at Stuck on U Sketches. Just need to addy to ship it out .. if you want it!

Pretty Little Things said...

WOW! This is just sooo gorgeous! So delicate, I love everything about it!

FawnKreations said...

What a gorgeous layout! I love the ribbon detail!! Love it! =)

nimucha said...

Sooo beautiful!!!

Lynette said...

Ohhh the details of this layout is just so stunning.

Vanessa said...

The distressed brown background really pulls the whole layout together. My mouth actually watered when I looked at this. Absolutely stunning!

Cindy Gay said...

Really like the distressed background paper.

Carole said...

wow your layouts are fantastic, beautiful work on your blog :)