Thursday, May 23, 2019

My Pretty Dress

Back in June 2009, my Daughter-In-Law sent me a few photos of a three-week old Sophia in her pretty dress. I actually scrapped one of them and coughed up the courage to post it online – my first upload to the scrappy world.
Ten years later, I decided to create a re-do and the May Kit from Très Jolie with the beautiful papers from Lemon Craft gave me the perfect opportunity.

Here's how my re-do came together:

 After selecting on my base paper (and deciding to turn it sideways), I selected a second sheet to create most of my embellishments. I started by using a circle cutter to cut out the clock image in the center.

Next, I fussy cut the flowers from each side of the page, being sure to include the brown-tinted clusters on the bottom.

I cut a few pieces from my scraps and added two bags that came packed with goodies from The Funkie Junkie. How perfect are these? Just the right size, just the right color and – yes – just the right polka dots to match Sophia’s dress…
After inking all of my elements, I played around with them until I was satisfied with the arrangement. Using a combination of staples, chipboard and glue, I adhered all of the parts together and put it aside.

I wanted to use the pretty stamp that came in the kit, but lightly because the paper design is somewhat busy. I determined where I would place the edges of my fussy cut flowers and using chalk ink, I stamped an image to the side and heat embossed it with clear powder. I repeated this step on the other side.

I used the same chalk ink to treat one of the Creative Embellishments chipboard filigree pieces, giving it a soft peach color.

I began to assemble my page. I backed some chipboard with Scor-Tape and adhered it to my base paper. This allowed me to glue my matting piece down without warping the paper underneath. (I prefer to use glue for this step; it gives me a chance to make sure that I don’t end up with a lopsided design!)
Next came the photo, backed with chipboard and matted and backed again with a smaller bit of chipboard in the middle to ensure that it would lie flat. Once that was done, I placed the altered filigree piece on the bottom, easing the top under the photo.

A few finishing touches: One of the planner clips that came in the kit…

…and a few butterflies, fussy cut, inked, and mounted on tiny bits of chipboard for dimension.


Lemon Craft – Grow Old with Me Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – 01 #LP-GROW01
Lemon Craft – Grow Old with Me Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – 02 #LP-GROW02
Lemon Craft – Grow Old with Me Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – 08 #LP-GROW08

Lemon Craft – Grow Old with Me Collection – Vintage Time Ephemera 037 #LP-VT037
Prima – My Prima Planner Collection – Clips – Sweet Toffee #593773
Creative Embellishments – Laser Cut Chipboard – Filigree Set 3
The Funkie Junkie – Kraft Treat Bags

Prima – Ingvild Bolme – Chalk Fluid Edger – Pastel Peach #891756
Range Ink – Basics Embossing Powder – Super Fine – Clear #EPJ37385
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink – Vintage Photo #40262

Prima – Rosarian Collection – Clear Acrylic Stamps – Mix 2 #559489
EK Success – Cutter Bee – Scissors EK-CB01
Kreaxions – Circle Cutter

Scor-Tape – ½”
Duncan Enterprises – Aleen’s Original Tacky Glue

As always, I want to thank you for peeking into my blog; your visits mean a lot to me.

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