Sunday, 14 March 2010

Patterned Paper Princess

Something From Almost Nothing has got me bursting with ideas :-) I've had this photo on my 'to-scrap' pile for ages, I knew what I wanted to entitle the layout, and that was about it! Then when Clair made me all these little lovelies from ribbon and beads, I figured I'd use a couple of them on the layout - and still didn't even make a start. Ahem.

Until the second class prompt arrived on Friday and got us pulling out all those patterned paper scraps and I realised just how much pink I had!! What with my The Girl actually being The Tomboy I don't get much chance to use pink... (This photo isn't of The Girl, but I'm not going to tell you anything about who it actually is, in the interests of anonymity and such like.)


One of Clair's pretty beadlings decorated the princess's hair, and I wrapped a length of ribbon with the ribbon rose at the end around the photo. (Clair's posted a tutorial on how to make those ribbon roses by the way!) I used lots of strips of patterned paper, edged with my Threading Water punch, to make the photo mat, and I scuffed up the overlap on the right hand side for a bit of extra dimension.


I made flowers from scraps of the same papers using a large circle punch and a medium scalloped circle, attacking the edges of the large circles with my scissors. Some I fastened together with medium brads but I didn't have quite enough, so I layered the other two with a Prima flower and used a small brad to join them. They were particularly useful to cover up the bright blue and red spotty case the princess was holding - it didn't go with anything else at all!! The lettering was all die-cut; I used more pink scraps for the word 'Princess' and the rest is white cardstock.


I shall just add the princess's name and the date the pic was taken in white gel pen next to the photo mat before I declare this layout officially finished!

13 comments:

Maria Ontiveros said...

Awesome Mel! Love the details. I like how the the Prima flowers make it obvious the the paper embellies are flowers and not circles. I'm in awe of how your embellies enhance and don't overwhelm your picture.
Rinda

Karen said...

Another "awesome" from me! I love those strips punched from the border punch. I love the patterns you chose for them. You may soon see something similar from me!

Clair said...

I'm so glad that I got to 'contribute' to such a pretty page. I know you were talking about this when we met, so it's good to see you finally got it scrapped.

Love the layers of punched cardstock. That's a clever idea, my friend. I'm sure The Princess will love it :)

Oooh, and thanks for the link too. You're a love x

Lizzie said...

So pretty and I love the layered background for the photo. Clair's little beaded flower is very cute!

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

This is adorable! I love the scalloped papers

helena said...

love the layered patterned paper for the photomat. I rarely put more than one pattern paper on a layout so will be borrowing this idea as a way to use more

SarahLP said...

Oooh, this is so pretty!!! What a great idea for your photo mat.. and the circle flowers are lovely too. I've punched about 40 circles for this prompt but now I'm a bit stuck. Maybe making some flowers is the way to go!

Amy said...

Mel I love how the beaded accent sits in her hair and how it looks as if she is holding the rose - a great page!

Carmen said...

This is such a sweet page. All the little details are just lovely.

Sian said...

Very, very pretty! The embellies are wonderful and I do love those punched strips. Lovely :)

Cheri said...

love the layers with the scallop punch - believe I shall be scraplifting this idea!

Deb said...

Oh, Mel, this is precious. I love your embellishments - from the beaded flower, to the ribbon rose, to all those yummy layered borders under the cute picture. She's adorable, whoever she is! :o) xo

sharyncarlson said...

Lovely page! Such wonderful details. I've never used my border punch that way and I really love how it looks layered.