English Rose – layout 3

Into our world she brings – Love is a departure from the usual layout for me. I’m not really one for using circles in layouts – though it seems to be a very popular style. Too lazy to cut the circles out I guess, but it is more likely that my inability to cut them out perfectly is to blame. The reverse side of the Florence paper is a soft spring green – which is a little hard (in my opinion) to properly match into the darker, olive green of the other papers. It does look lovely though, used as a base for the soft pink and maroon papers.

A hunt through the 6×6 Paper Pad located another soft green paper – and this is the one you can see overlying the pink roses side of the Estelle paper. Although there is a patterned paper border edge that is similar – the maroon lace you can see is the rubon version. The use of a patterned border edge to the papers is a nice add-on by Kaiser and provides you with just that ‘extra’ option when scrapping.

The base circle for the layout was a masked ink edge to which I added some pink pearls (the original Pearl Strips from Kaiser) and some lace that I altered with Snow Angel Glimmermist. The 3-D roses were also sprayed with Snow Angel. I finally got to use some of the Prima Pearl Flourishes from last year – mine is the Pink, but I see Mary has some Cream and Grey ones back in stock.

The chipboard heart and wings (no idea which brand – sorry) were given a coat of maroon ink and then a thick coat of Tim Holtz Rock Candy Distress Stickles. This was heat dried to really bring out the sparkle. I’ve then embellished it with one of the Kaiser Pink Ice Pearl Brads. The small pink rose you can see is one of the rubons.

One cool feature of the 6×6 Paper Pad is the inclusion of 2 pages of die cut shapes – I’ve used one of these for the quote stamp (also by Kaiser) in the top corner. Over the shape I’ve arranged some cut-out roses (Estelle), a 3-D rose and one of the ‘tab’s from the chipboard pieces.

The title word (the rest of the title is made of pink rubons around the lace circle which are very hard to see) comes from a section of the Charlotte patterned paper. To the bottom of that I have added a decorative scalloped strip and another cut-out rose. The white flourishes in the pattern were given a light application of Crystalina Kindyglitz to make them pop a little. More cut-out roses go over the top corner, as well as one of the Journaling Tags, a chipboard leaf and some silk ribbon from my stash.

The filigree chipboard shapes on the layout come from my stash, though the chipboard roses on them are from the English Rose range. The pink pearls were left-overs from the pearl strip. The chipboard nearest the photo has been placed over another of the Journaling Tags – the booklet they come in contains 6 designs, with 4 copies of each design. I find them very useful to use as ‘feature’ spots and tend to forget to use them to journal on.

One Response

  1. A lot of work beautifully done & what a cute photo 🙂

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