Monday, May 28, 2012

FabScraps *** The Victoria Collection ***

 FabScraps latest 2 collections are filled with beauty and fantasy. The Victoria Collection has a gorgeous Ballerina Theme as well as Hot Air Balloons, Paper Dolls  and Unicorns. The designs of distressed dots, stripes and washed out images give this paper line a beautiful look.  I chose 2 of the papers from the Victoria Collection to complete my layout. The instructions a products can be found at the bottom of this post. The photo is from a self portrait shoot I did a couple of years ago. The quote was found on Pinterest. I used my  Post Card Edge Tutorial to create the background.
The beautiful vine leaves are a new die I found from Cottage Cutz. The little flowers are from my Spellbinders Donna Salazar Itty Bitty Blossoms die. Love the sweet little roses they create. I inked the edges were a rose colored ink before rolling them .

I did some machine stitching on the layout. Clustering the mix of die cut flowers was fun. I just jammed them all together and scrunched them up a bit. I used a combo of Spellbinders daisies, Tim Holtz Tattered Florals and a McGill Starburst punch to create the larger flowers.

Just another closeup of the floral arrangements.

The butterflies are from a file I created for the latest Swirlydoos kit. You can find them HERE. I just added some tiny ink dots to the wings before inking the edges and  distressing them with Rock Candy Stickles.

The journaling was created in Photoshop CS5, printed up on a scrap piece of paper from the Victoria Collection and cut apart inked and adhered to the layout.

Products Used: 
FabScraps Victoria Collection
Sizzix Tattered Florals die
Spellbinders Itty Bitty Blossoms punch
McGill Starburst punch
EK Success Scroll Edge punch
Cottage Cutz Leaf die
Glimmer Mist in Olive Vine
Stickles in Rock Candy
Sewing Machine
Paper Shapers circle punch 3/4 inch


1. Trim a 12 x 12 Victoria Collection  C49 003 paper down to 11.75 on all sides.
2. Use a small circle punch to punch out half circles around the paper in 1 inch increments.
3. Adhere the punched paper to a Victoria Collection C49 001 paper. ink edges.
4. Using a small pair of scissors, trim out half circles following the half circle punched lines              
     leaving a 1/4 inch trim. This will give you a post card design around your background papers.
5. Using the excess C49 001 paper trimmed from the back, Cut down a square 8x8.
6. Use a decorative punch around the square to create a frame. Ink edges.
7. Place your matted photo off center to the left hand side of the frame.
8. Machine feather stitch around the frame as  shown. Straight stitch around the outside of the frame.
9. Print your journaling on scrap  C49 001 paper, ink the edges and arrange around the photo.
10. Die cut various layers of flowers from C49 003 paper in different sizes.  The smaller flowers    
      are Spellbinders  Itty Bitty Blossoms.
11. Layer flowers and edge them with Puffy Paint. When Puffy Paint dries, heat set until paint puffs.
12. Die cut leaves and vines. Spray with colored mist.
13. Arrange flowers and leaves around matted photo frame.
14.Place butterflies randomly around page.


  1. I love the layout and the tutorial, thanks so much

  2. How perfect, starting with the photo. Great stitchery and flowers.

  3. Always a joy to see your work! Just beautiful, Lisa, and you are always so generous with info about what you do to create each page. Love it!

  4. Congratulations!! It´s beautiful.

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  6. Gorgeous page Lisa - Photo too! love your flowers and stitching!

  7. Your layouts are ALWAYS so beautiful, and I especially love how you make a lot of your flowers and leaves.. this is stunning...

  8. Such a gorgeous LO, Lisa!! Love the stitching and beautiful flowers!! ~ Blessings

  9. Such a gorgeous LO, Lisa!! Love your hand crafted flowers and your new leaf/branch die!! Thanks for sharing all the details!! Thank you for your kind words on my blog as well! ~ Blessings


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