I have a pair of layouts up on the American Crafts blog today with a FLOWERS theme! I sure do love me some flowers :)
SERIOUSLY DARLING by Paige Evans
Description: I've already backed a large doily with the Dear Lizzy Daydreamer collection and this time I wanted to try the Amy Tangerine Plus One collection. I love the BRIGHT and BOLD colors of the Plus One papers! They really pop against a light gray background.
Journaling says: Here you are just sitting all cute in the middle of Park Güell in Barcelona! What's going on in your cute head?
How to: Die cut the "doily decoration lace background" from white cardstock then use the inside pieces to trace and cut patterned papers to back the doily. Use pop dots to adhere the papers in place for a dimensional look and to create depth. Adhere the doily to the center of a light gray cardstock base. Place black foam word Thickers around the top left and bottom right sides of the doily and drop black India ink around the words. Journal with a black pen and stamp the date below on the bottom right corner. Trim a black & white photo into a circle, glue it to the center, then stitch circles around the photo to emphasize it using gray thread. Embellish the doily with stickers as shown.
Supplies: Cardstock, patterned paper, stickers (arrows, cloud, foam words, leaf, mini alphabet, plus signs, stars, word), washi tape, roller date stamp, pen: American Crafts; India ink: ProArt; Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo by QuicKutz; Doily cut file: Design ID #51759
FROM BUDAPEST TO BARCELONA by Paige Evans
Description: I love making flowers from scratch and with the help of my Silhouette Cameo I can make them in a snap!
Journaling says: While we are living abroad in Germany we are traveling as much as we can to see as much as we can see! Thank you Army for monthly four-day weekends!
How to: Die cut flower petals from the Dear Lizzy Daydreamer papers, assemble them into flowers, layer groups of two or three together, then sew them together with spiral circles in the center. Adhere the flowers over the left half of a robin's egg blue patterned paper layout base. Embellish the center of each flower with an enamel dot, badge, puffy heart sticker, or wood button. Layer photos onto vellum pockets and die cut cards then place Thickers for the title over and across the photos. Use a white pen to journal on the bottom right corner.
Supplies: Cardstock, patterned paper, enamel dots, wood buttons, badges, stickers (chipboard letters, foam letters, flower, puffy hearts, mini alphabet), vellum pockets, die cut cards, adhesive: American Crafts; Pen: Uniball Signo; Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo by QuicKutz; Flower petals cut file: Design ID #15463
Love me some flowers. And American Crafts :)