BG Marrakesh – some tips and techniques

I am the original Prima junkie – I admit that. 🙂

I’m also a founding member and life-long President of Floraholics Anon.

But sometimes there is just not the flower you need in the style you want or colour or SOMETHING. At times like this, you need to get creative and make your own.

Part of my Prima collection is this little beauty. Gorgeous isn’t it?


Just love it – but am saving it for something, not sure what, but it will be the perfect flower for some layout. In the meantime though I got to thinking – there is only a limited number of colours for these flowers and they are hard to get in the first place (and ok – they are a little pricey too) – soooooo, why not make my own?

So check out here on the 123 forum to see my flower making tip/technique to make your own version of this flower.


I made some cool leaves from some patterned paper to go with the flower – inking them and then pinching them a little to make them a little more shaped.


Here is the final layout with the flower – just love the bright colours in Marrakesh – nearly as much as I loved the Ambrosia before it. BG really do put together some great paper ranges.


I liked the design of this layout so much I decided to do a male version of it and scrapped an old photo of Hubby (before the grey hair got him). In my Poppet layout and in this one of Hubby – I have made a frame around the photo by using my eyelet setter to make holes in the patterned paper. This is a simple, but effective way to get a distressed or grunge look to a layout. You can get the technique on how to do this here from the 123 forum.

And here is his layout,



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