Friday, 12 July 2013


It's been great fun working with the papers from the July Kit Home Sweet Home from Scraps of Elegance. The next layout I did was one that is going into an engagement album for one of my daughter's friends who is getting married this September. I love the color palette of Pink Paislee's cottage Farms!
Meet Kelly and Dave soon to be married. They had a professional  photo shoot done to commemorate their engagement and I have the pleasure of scrapping the pics!
This flower cluster includes the beautiful Prima flower from the kit as well as a few hand made flowers  made with paper from the kit. The small roses are also from the kit. The leaves are from my Dusty Attic stash as is the chipboard hearts that I painted with Tim Holtz crackle paint in Fired Brick and Antique Linen.

I used the TextureZ that came with the kit to make this brick wall. I didn't use a stencil as the bricks on my stencil were large and I wanted to match the brick wall in the picture so I took my Dusty Attic Brick Wall Chipboard, punched out all the bricks and put them back in the package and used the remaining piece of chipboard frame as a stencil. It was messy and the wall isn't perfect but what brick wall is? The butterfly is Dusty Attic Flutterbies #3.
 For the title I used a sentiment which was rather long and required many letters. I couldn't find any in my stash that met my needs so I took the packaging from the Pink Paislee Burlap Flowers (light pink checkered pattern) and cut all the letters by hand. When I placed them on my layout I realized that they were in fact too pale so I painted them with Fired brick crackle paint from Tim Holtz which gave me the worn look I wanted. To bring them out just a bit more I sprayed them with Shimmer Spritz in Gold. You can also see that I backed my picture with the cheesecloth that came in the kit sprayed with the Shimmerz paint that also came in the kit. I used one of the Cottage Farms Photo Frames (from the kit) and laid it over my picture to bring the focus more onto the couple. And a little hand stitching along the side and bottom just to break up the red on the page.
This is a close-up of some of the Dusty Attic pieces I used. The tall one is Flower Buds DA0849 and the medium and small one are from Grass Cluster #1 DA0660 (one of my favs). I made the flower with paper from the kit and added a Bo Bunny brad from the kit. You can again see how I used the cheesecloth as a backing for my picture for added texture.
The fence is from Dusty Attic, Wrought Iron Fence DA0176, which I colored using my Tim Holtz markers in about four different colors. I love my markers as they blend so well with a water pen! Above the fence is a gorgeous rubon from Pink Paislee's Cottage Farm collection also included in the kit! This kit is most definitely stocked full of all kinds of goodness! :) I will be making yet another page from this kit as there are still so many goodies left to use! Stay tuned! Have a terrific weekend and all the best!


  1. Gorgeous layout and the round brickwall is very original!

  2. What a fantastic job you did on this one! You rocked this kit!

  3. wow yea you did rock that Kit I love it what you did made*** so gorgeous