05 February 2010


My friend Manon has set an inspiration challenge for the February Stylist Challenge at Scrap Boutique - I was drawn immediately to the gold and ornate touches of the picture she chose. I hardly ever use gold in my layouts, so of course I had to try :)

I'm entering this one in these online challenges:

# Design Dollies ~ Elements challenge ~ vintage
I used lots of distressing with gold ink, torn edges, rumpled papers.  I made some 'paper lace' punched from the old book paper.   Lots of sepia tones in the papers and ink.
# Secret Crafters ~ Challenge #68 ~ Hearts
I think you can see the heart in the detailed shot? I cut it from the flocked K&Co paper, and stitched around the edge.
# Polka Doodles ~ Week 4 ~ Non-traditional Valentine project
# Fussy and Fancy ~ Challenge 2 ~ Hearts
# The Creative Type ~ Prompt #25 ~ incorporating type in embellishments


  1. this is a fab layout, you know i buy these all the time, should start keeping the wrappers.

  2. This is fab!
    Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
    Helen x

  3. Oh this is making my mouth water just looking at it I ador ethe richness of this layout!!

  4. Hi Karen! This is a fantastic layout!! I love the idea for the flowers. Great work =)

  5. Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles in our non-traditional colours valentine challenge! A really clever project - fab colour! Cheers Claire x

  6. What a great use of chocolate wrappers. Lovely card and colours. Thanks for joining in at Polkadoodles this week.

  7. Unique idea Karen! Love the colors. Thanks for promoting my candy! Hey, where is your follower list?!! Would love to keep tracking you!!

  8. Hehehehe! Yum yum! I have a half eaten box of them - too special to eat all at once! Thanks for entering the Polkadoodle Challenge - hope you can join us again next week!

  9. This is really gorgeous and such a clever idea too. Love it!
    Thanks for joining the Polka Doodle challenge and hope to see you again next time.

  10. OOO! So YUMMY! The colors and the candy!!! FABU! Thanks for playin with us Dollies!

  11. omg, i LOVE ferrero. just not the white chocolate or the dark chocolate ones... all original, baby!


    and lookitchoo! it's the 8th already! you haven't posted in THREE DAYS!! c'mon.


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