November has arrived, and the new sketch challenge has been released for 'The Scrapbook Store'. For new product releases, competitions and other information, follow along on 'The Scrapbook Store' Blog. To enter this months challenge, or any of the future challenges, come join the design team in the Gallery.
New to The Scrapbook Store is the FabScraps 'Marie Antoinette' paper range, with all the lovely elements. Certainly a delightful paper range, with the most glorious hues of blue - also available in pink, and cream too. I almost always do hidden journaling, as I do not like my hand-writing - so this layout has lots of hidden pockets, with tags and journal places.
Manor House Flowers adorn edges, and to create a more shabby chic appearance, I spray painted them lightly in a flat white! I think some people would be horrified, but I absolutely love this look! If you have flowers that you do not like the colour of and have been sitting in your 'stash' for some time - grab a can of spray paint, turn them 'white' or 'cream' and use them. Great for just toning down the colour of flowers that are bright - lace, chipboard pieces, lettering, fabric, anything for that matter...
After the layout was completed, I really wished I had of pulled the sewing machine out and added some stitching. Impossible after totally completing, so I used a White Gel Pen to create stitches in various places.
...and since these gorgeous Shabby Chic Resin birds arrived at 'my place', I have so wanted to use them in a layout or creation. Love them, absolutely one of my favourite products are the Prima Marketing Resins (along with a million other products... errrmmmmm yep). You can see a treasure trove of them 'HERE'.
I had a pet Sparrow once, called Harry - he was my pride and joy and raised from a chic after falling into an oil pot in a work-shop. He gave the children and myself, many years of a unique, and special friendship. Thus, why I love these resins, especially the one at the top, it looks exactly like Harry.
See the little petals poking up from beneath the Manor House Flowers? They are part of the Marie Antoinette Die-Cut Set. You can make a range of flowers from them, including roses, but I used them mostly to highlight other flowers and a bit of texture beneath paper layers here and there.
The FabScraps paper is a beautifully patterned paper on its own. However, I did add texture in several places on the background paper (Cathedral) - using the Mini Harlequin, along with Texture Magic, which I inked slightly with Stormy Sky Distress Ink. You may have to click on photographs to see these details.
Well that is it from me this time around, I will be back soon with some more layouts for The Scrapbook Store, very soon..
Prima Marketing: 'Fly Away' Shabby Chic Resin Treasures
Other: Gauze, Fancy Thread, White Shimmer Paper, Flowers, Ferns
Kaisercraft 'Crystal' Sparklets
Crafters Workshop: 'Mini Harlequin'
Delta Creative: 'Texture Magic'
Ranger Stockles: 'Diamond'
American Crafts: Textured Cardstock 'Blueberry'
Ranger: Adirondak Paint Dauber 'Snow Cap'
Dulux: Quick Dry Spray Pak 'Flat White'
Imaginarium Designs: 'Fence' and 'You and Me' Chipboard