Friday, August 24, 2012

A few of my favourite things....

Well hello there to you all - and a special hello to my new followers, lovely to have you pop by!

Quite a few of my favourite things have come together for this one.. Purple Pumpkin, Craft Queen and the Orange Paperie August challenge - I just loved this inspirational pic!!!!



Close ups first - My feature paper is a little blue-er (is that a word??) than the pic but it was as close as I had and I'm on Scrappy diet at the moment, so no more shopping - until I use up some of this stash!!  I've saving up for the October craft show which I will go to with Mum :)

Lots of layers as normal... a real mix of flowers too.

One purple pumpkin button - I've used 4 on this layout... 2 calico and 2 pattern.



How pretty is that blue lace ribbon from Craft Queen!!

and the full layout...

The background is scraps of white card stock that I have run through my Sizzix using different embossing folders... I then just patch-worked them together and then covered with impasto and Gesso to stick them down....  I love how this worked out and it's a FAB way to use up my off cuts.  I will definitely be doing this again!


and another pic of me - what is going on here!!

Thanks for popping by - hope you all have a creative weekend :)

Gwen




11 comments:

sandi said...

Simply beautiful Gwen! The colors match so well....love what you've created with the inspirational pic!

Kim said...

Gwen, I so love your take on the August, colour challenge at OP&C.
What a fab idea with the white cardstock...I'll have to remember that one! Beautiful pic and as always love your flower and button combo....and who doesn't LOVE CRAFTQUEEN ribbons???? YUM!
Thanks for joining us over at Orange Paperie & co......cheers x

Dolly B said...

Gwen your layout is gorgeous ! and I agree with Kim such a good idea with the white cardstock, clever chick. Thanks so much for joining in at Orange Paperie

Cheers
Mary

Kelly Foster said...

So pretty! Gorgeous layering!

Rachael Funnell said...

TRULY Delightful layout Gwen!! Such a great photo of you....
& What a FANTASTIC Idea with your background is scraps of white Cardstock....

Lizzy Hill said...

AMAZING!!! Go, girl , using up the stash & this is perfect for the Orange P challenge. I agree re the bg...what a SUPER idea...it's gonna get jacked..hope you don't mind????? Love this one. New fave, new fave:):))

Lizzyc said...

Oh what a great idea for your back ground.. and this layout is so beautiful.. love all the layers and the flowers.. and a lovely photo.. and a scrapping diet.. that sounds nasty..hehe!!

Heather McMahon said...

Gwen - this is gorgeous! I adore the background - anything that uses up scraps is good for me! You certainly have the knack with flowers too! Love it!

Cheryl said...

Just gorgeous Gwen, love it!!!

Annette Edmonds said...

Totally love this page Gwen, the off cut white cs idea, sheer brilliance will have to try that myself, thanks for doing our challenge at Orange Paperie, cheers Annette

Polly said...

Another beautiful layout! :)