Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Follow Your Heart: A Layout

I had a Creative Embellishments chipboard phrase left over from my last project, so why not use it (along with another copy of my photo) for Très Jolie’s February Sketch Challenge?

The Sweet Secrets collection by Lemoncraft that came in the February kit is filled with pretty pinks and soft browns. I selected the “B” side of Sheet 1 as a perfect setting.
I’m trying not only to de-stash here and there, but to use some of the tools that I’ve had for years. This La Blanche stamp (sorry, I have no idea of the title) blends in so well with the paper and romantic theme.
Once the stamping was done, I altered the chipboard pieces with Metallique Wax and put them aside, cutting the small heart from the piece that would go behind the photo.
The kit also came with a couple of sheets of images to be fussy cut and used as embellishments. I cut most of the images from #029 and a few butterflies from #030.

Time to assemble: After inking and matting my photo, I layered it between the two Heart Chain chipboards, then backed it with several layers of packaging to give it depth.
I arranged the fussy cut pieces to fan out behind the photo and glued them to another piece of packaging before adhering it all to the paper. Once the glue was set, I curled some of the corners up and tucked a few circle pieces behind.
Next came the flowers, in shades of soft pinks and browns, and a few of the SIIC pieces that also came with the kit.
I placed another small cluster to the side: a few flowers, one of the pieces of flair and the chipboard heart that I had snipped from the chain.

Here are a few close-ups:



***Très Jolie February 2020 Kit***
Lemoncraft – Sweet Secrets Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Sheet 1 #LP-SWSE01
Lemoncraft – Sweet Secrets Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Sheet 4 #LP-SWSE04
Lemoncraft – A4 Single Sided Paper – Vintage Time 029 #LP-VT029
Lemoncraft – A4 Single Sided Paper – Vintage Time 030 #LP-VT030
Prima – Flower Embellishments – Haley #594800
Prima – Flower Embellishments – Paige #594879
Prima – Petty Pale Collection – Say It In Crystals – Self Adhesive Jewels #631789
Lemoncraft – Sweet Secrets Collection – Buttons/Badge 4 Pcs #LD-SWSE01
Creative Embellishments – Laser Cut Chipboard – Chained Hearts
Creative Embellishments – Laser Cut Chipboard – Follow Your Heart

La Blanche – Silicone Stamp
Ranger Ink – Archival Ink – Coffee #AIP06640
Prima – Finnabair – Art Alchemy – Metallique Wax – Vintage Gold #963958

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


  1. Tremendously beautiful page. Every last elegant detail sings in harmony with each other and adds up to an unforgettably lovely LO.

    Autumn Zenith 🎃 Witchcrafted Life

    1. Thank you so much for your kind (and much appreciated!) comment!