Sunday, August 22, 2010


Aren't the papers from 7Gypsies' new Conservatory Collection lovely? I recently got myself some of these and was inspired to create this layout, hence the title. :) I love this photo of my younger DD caught unawares at a recent concert, her entire focus on what's happening on stage.

The somewhat vintage look of the papers lend themselves perfectly to tearing and distressing, which was what I decided to do here.

I then hand cut the flowers from the Flora paper and the birdcage from the Magpie paper, and stuck them on with some pop-up dots for dimension. For added definition and texture, I also applied some distress stickles to the birdcage.

Some lace peeking out from under the tears, and some lovely red vines and flowers from Prima complete the layout.

And Prima's new butterfly embellishments are a perfect match for these papers too!

Thanks for dropping by!

Materials used:
Patterned Papers - 7Gypsies Conservatory Collection - Flora, Magpie, Mesofauna
Cardstock - Bazzill Basics
Vines - Prima Flutter Vines in Scarlet
Flowers - Prima Fairytale Roses in Coral
Butterflies - Prima Farfalla Butterflies
Lace - Prima Lace Collection - Bleached Finespun Hem Spool
Alphas - 7Gypsies Conservatory Collection - Chipboard Alpha and Numbers
Envelope Tag - Graphic 45 Staples
Others - Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Stickles in Antique Linen, Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Frayed Burlap
Adhesives - Beacon's 3-In-1 Advanced Craft Glue, Kokuyo Dotliner, EK Success 3D-Dots

1 comment:

Sandy Ang said...

I adore this LO (and the Conservatory collection). The rolled papers work so well to frame and highlight the photo. cheers !