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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Using up your stash - By Alison Callcott

Here is a layout and some techniques to share to you by Alison Callcott.



Material list..

*   Crate Paper Twirl Collection
*   cardstock
*   Scalloped edge Bazzill cardstock circle – used as template
*   Maya Road Velvet Blossom Trim Plush – cream
*   Maya Road Clearly Sheer Flowers
*   Sheer 4mm ribbon – cream
*   Making Memories Ribbon Brads – yellow & pink
*   K&Co Transfers to go – Belinda Walton Stitches
*   MME Bohemia Bluebird Summer rub-ons
*   Fancy Pants DTC Creative Cards – Remember
*   Kaiser Pearls – Chocolate and Champagne
*   Kaiser Wood Flourishes – mixed flowers
*   Green Tara flowers
*   Twinkling H20s Radiant Rain – Cinnamon Brown
*   Inkssentials Glossy Accents 
*   FolkArt Papier Glass Finish – 1990 Pink and 1991 Yellow

*   Apply Glossy Accents (or Dimensional Magic) to the edges of flower petals and in droplets here and there on your flowers to enhance the flowers and give the impression of dew drops.

*   When buying die-cut patterned paper or cardstock, buy two.  That way you can use one and keep the other for a template.  That is how I created the scalloped circle on this LO.

*   Don’t forget your old stash.  The Making Memories fabric covered buttons I used for my flower centres I have had for years and I doubted I would ever use them.  In the end they were the perfect touch for this LO.

*   Sometimes I apply my rub-ons to acetate and to create a new embellishment.  Such a technique would have been perfect for the dragon flies on this LO however it already had so much dimension, texture and visual interest that I decided to apply the rub-ons direct to the LO itself.

*   Ribbon can be effectively used by looping it and attaching it beneath flowers to create ‘leaves’.


Shazz said...

just gorgeous...i especially love the tin ribbon looped to create the "leaves" under the top flower.
all in all this is just a stunning LO


Liz Weber said...

Gorgeous layout Alison, I LOVE that paper range and just love seeing it used again.

Your ribbon leaves are an awesome idea (thanks for that).

Just love the layout design and I just love your use of flowers and ribbons throughout the layout.

Thanks for the gorgeous inspiration!

Anonymous said...

Alison this is just gorgeous.
Thanks for the idea with the ribbon leaves, I have so much of that ribbon and haven't know what to do with it.

Beautiful work as always.

Hugs Lizzy. xxx