Hi all! It’s my blogging week here at KaiserCraft, and I have so much to share!
First off, I am excited to share my layout using the GORGEOUS Devonshire collection. I finished this page well over a month ago, and I have been just dying for my blog week to hurry up and get here so I can share it and all of my other projects and pages with you. All week long the blog is sure to be jam-packed with lots of eye candy and inspiration! There were so many fab collections for the Q3 release, and I loved playing with all of them, but I think the Devonshire collection is my fave thus far.
“Green Eyed Boy” by Nancy Burke. Material used: Devonshire collection papers- Victorian Rose (P479) (back), Clarabelle (P482) (front), Aurora
(P478) (front and back); diecuts (DC312); rub ons (RB849); ink pad (IP708); embellishment pack (EM910); pearls (SB789), Other: crocheted lace doily, leaves, flower punch, scalloped border punch, sewing machine, thread.
While knee-deep into Spring cleaning, the idea for this pretty page background hit me! I had been washing and freshening up all of my linens and washable decor, and came across a pretty cotton fabric doily with crocheted lace edging and a single lace butterfly sewn into it. I realized that the doily was the perfect size for a scrapbook page! The crocheted lace was just around the edges, so it was easily trimmed off, as well as the butterfly. I had no second thoughts about cutting apart such a pretty decor piece, since afterall, I had plenty more doilies where that came from, and it was done in the name of scrapbooking, so it was for a good cause. I stitched the lace edging to a circle cut from patterned paper and voila! Instant background!
For the butterfly, I simply created a tiny paper tube “bead” by rolling up a 6-inch by 1-inch triangle around a bamboo skewer. I then attached it to the center of the butterfly “body”, gave it tiny pearl “eyes”, and used a black pen to hand draw the antennae and dotted line.
For the layered flowers, I hand cut several from the patterned paper, curled all the edges of the petals, and shaded lightly with brown ink. I also used flowers punched from the paper as well as flowers from the embelishment pack. I used a variety of pearls for the flower centers. I finished off the flowers by tucking velvet and paper leaves under the petals.
So lets see some of your inspired creations using some odds and ends decor items from around your house!
Thanks for looking!