Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Fabscraps New Collection..".The Rustic Collection"

Finally!! The new Collections from Fabscraps has arrived!! And let me just say they are Fabulicious!!! The first collection I created with is the Rustic Collection. The colors in these papers I used for this layout "The Great Outdoors", reminded me of camping in the great outdoors. The greens of the forest and the blues of the waters reminds me of everything in nature that surrounds us. The photo is my daughter out on a World Wide Photo Walk with me. Scott Kelby was our leader and we went hunting around Down town Safety Harbor (where he lives) for some fabulous photo opportunities. At the end of this post, you can read about the process of how I created this layout. And dont forget to visit and join the very new  Fabscraps Blog. I promise, you are going to love what the Fabulicious Design Squad  is creating with 2 new collections. The C48 Rustic and C49 Victoria Collections.

Products used:2 pieces of C48 002 from the Rustic Collection C48
MC48 001 Die Cut Journal Book (pocket envelope)
MC DC07 Rustic Flowers
DC48 015The Great Outdoors-word
Glimmer Mist
Tim Holtz Tattered Pinecone Die
Martha Stewart leaf punch
Retro Daisy Punch
Lumiere paint(metallic)
dark ink pad (charcoal)
Martha Stewart edge punch
Martha Stewart Punch Around The Punch Page, Floral Crochet and Wild Flowers.
Seam Binding

Cut one paper C48 002 down to 10x10 and punch around the page.
Take the other paper and using a corner punch, just punch the corners.
Using a tape runner, adhere the 10x10 piece to the 12x12 piece as shown. Remove excess paper from the backside of the LO as you will use this excess for some of the flowers. To prepare the flowers, punch out the Rustic flowers as well as the swirl flourishes. Turn the flowers to the wrong side and spray them using a coordinating color. While the petals are damp, scrunch and twist then slightly to create dimension. After they have dried, layer the flowers and place a small punched out flower and rhinestone in the middle of each flower. Each flower has 3 layers. Using the excess paper, die cut 6 spiral flowers from the Tattered Pinecone die and a couple of the leaves from the same die. With the scraps, punch the little leaves and tiny flowers. Ink, roll and fold distress the leaves for dimension. Ink distress all of the edges of leaves and flowers. Prepare your spiral roses and set aside. To prepare the tag, punch out and edge distress with ink. Use coordinating color Glimmer Mist spray to color seam binding and when dry, thread it through the tag hole. Add the tickets and a punched out flourish. (you can now journal in the back of the tag.) Put pocket for tag together. Add 3 of the pinecone roses, with coordinating leaves a flourish and 3 tiny flowers as shown to cover of pocket. Punch out a Medallion and cut in hallf. Tuck the Medallion half to each opposite outside corner of inside punched paper. Adhere some tiny flowers around the outside of the halved Medallions. Prepare your word chippie with paint in coordinating colors. Use strips of a decorative edge punch to mat your photo. Adhere Photo to background, place pocket and tag to side of photo and arrange your word chippie and flowers to the page as shown. Tuck in leaves around the flowers


  1. I love, love, love Fabscraps so this new paper line is very exciting to see. I love the layout with the blue flowers.

  2. Oh how beautiful.. I love the pop of aqua blue, and your flowers are superb!

  3. Hi Lisa....GORGEOUS and then some :)

  4. Just running by to scream and shout my applause! Well done, sweetie! Gorgeous!

  5. I love what you did here! The flowers, the colors,everything totally rocks!


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