Tuesday, 26 January 2010


Together is the layout we did at the January crafts 4 eternity crop!

and here's how!!
You will need:
K&co Verbena papers purple swirl and golden flower & ornaments. Get them HERE
bazzill cardstock white, lavender & palm. get them here Palm white lavender
glossy accents, brads, ink pads, chipboard swirl, AC Thickers, border punch, photo 13.5cm x 17.5cm. Usual tools and adhesives.

1. Measure and cut a 9"x9" piece of the purple swirls paper. Cut 2 strips of Palm CS 1.5"x9", punch a border along one long edge. (I've used Martha Stewart doily punch). Attach the strips to two opposite sides (top & bottom). Attach to the white CS slightly off centre towards the right.

2. Mat your photo on the lavender CS. Cut a strip of Palm CS to fit down the right hand edge (4cm x 13.5cm). Punch with the same border punch and attach to the LO slightly off centre to the right.

3. Take the golden flower & ornaments PP and cut out sections of the pattern. Start with a large piece for the base of the embellishment. When you have a selection of pieces arrange them on your LO until you are happy. Attach using sticky fixers.

Attach brads and additional layers as you go. The trick is to keep adding pieces until you are happy. You can also add ribbon, curled paper, wire etc.

Add glossy accent dots for extra dimension.

Add a second flower on top of another to make them 'pop'. Slightly offset it and use sticky fixers to lift it up.
pinch the tips of petals and add extra flat back gems.

Using a sponge add distress inks onto the chipboard swirl to colour it. you could finish it off with glitter or glossy accents.

4. To complete the LO add your title I have used lavender glitter chipboard AC Thickers.

This technique will work with lots of similar style papers. It will also work with chipboard elements and die cut elements.

You can download a PDF version of this project from the crafts 4 eternity craft room HERE

Thanks for stopping by take care
Michele xxx


  1. Wow Michele this is absolutely stunning, loving those colours and the beautiful embellishments in the corner.

  2. Hi Michele,
    What a gorgeous colour scheme & wonderful dimension. This is beautiful.
    Andie xx

  3. WOW! This is a fab page! So much detail. Thanks fir the tutorial! Love it. kxx


Thank-you for taking the time to comment :) I love to read them. Have fun! Hugs Michele x


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