Wednesday, January 18, 2012

beautiful LOVE

I have a few projects looming, and instead of tackling them head on I got sidetracked by flowers.

It's always something for us crafters, isn't it?

I made all of the flowers, except the white ones. They are Prima.
 They were part of a FABULOUS giveaway package that I won.
 I'll have more pics of that scrap candy tomorrow, in the meantime you can check out Jolaine's blog 
she does absolutely AMAZING work.

I used the Spiral Blossom One die from Spellbinders.
To make them more suitable for a layout (because they are HUGE),
I cut the half off the height before I started rolling.
I was able to make two different types of flowers this way.
I then dotted them with Glossy Accents to make them look "wet".
A tutorial will come later this week with more detail. 

Of course the Le Romantique by Graphic 45 made me immediately reach for my
hoard of wedding photos. I don't do layouts very often,
but this paper is so gorgeous that I couldn't help myself.
I think I need a G45 intervention!

"Love" in the title was created using my Cricut and "A Child's Year" cartridge.

I used stencils (also part of my prize) as a mask with some chalk ink, so fun!

I'm getting better with the Liquid Pearls, I now need every color they make.

There is also a little Basic Grey in here from Little Black Dress and DCWV Linen Closet.

Vintage Photo Distress Ink and my Tim Holtz Paper Distresser got a lot of use.

Pearls by Prima and the butterfly punch is Martha Stewart.

Thanks so much for the taking the time to see what I've been up to.
All of your comments really brighten my day!


  1. Beautiful flowers AND page Melissa! I'll be watching for the tutorial :)

  2. Love this layout! I'm getting married in June & I don't like much wedding product out there. Thank you for the inspiration!

  3. Such a lovely layout! I like how you mixed the different pp~

  4. Stunning! I love handmade flowers and we are fortunate that there are many tutorials out there :) beautiful work!

  5. It is a gorgeous LO. Lovin' the mixture of flowers

  6. Your flowers are AMAZING!!!!!

    I found your blog from a thread link on a really big crafty site. Beautiful work!

  7. This is stunning. I found your blog on and I'm a new follower. Great work!

  8. what a STUNNING lay out! Love the flowers! Will have to try that trick! thanks!


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