26 March 2015

Scrapping with a flourish

What a great theme for a cyber crop!  Despite my late start, I'm doing some of the challenges at the Mystical Scrapbooks cyber crop.

This is my entry for Jane's challenge ~ use pearl flourishes on a layout:

It was a super quick layout, made easy by sketch #141 at Sketches in Thyme.
I'm also submitting at Scrap it Girl for the Selfies theme.

FWAB Chloe - Red pearl flourish
October Afternoon Sasparilla - High Noon patterned paper
October Afternoon Sasparilla - Pony Express patterned paper
Basic Grey Sublime - Cinnamon patterned paper
Cre8tiv alphabet stickers


This is my entry for Tracy's challenge - use two different flourishes, and one must be handmade:

1> Stamped flourish frame (I can't remember the last time I used this stamp set!)
2> I made my own flourish by embossing a piece of cardstock and fussy-cutting the flourish motif. Then I inked the embossed design to make it stand out, and used it as an embellishment.

I also created this layout with the LESSology Ribbon Fantasy challenge in mind.  I used recycled corrugated cardboard to mat the photograph for this layout - it's one of my go-to materials.  It's zero-cost, and it always adds the right amount of texture or dimension.  As for the ribbons ~ I have a huge stash of dyed seam-binding ribbon, and I thought it would be perfect for the vintage-y feel of the photograph.


Kaisercraft Lil Primrose - Fancy Dress patterned paper
Prairie Bird Boutique wrinkled ribbon
Prima Iron Orchid Designs - Build-a-Frame Collection 1 stamp
Stazon Timber ink
Provocraft Cuttlebug - Victoria embossing folder

21/04/2015 EDIT TO ADD:  My layout was selected in the Top 3 at LESSology:


This is my entry for Donna's challenge ~ use a chipboard flourish:

I painted and heat embossed the chipboard to give it some shine.

I'm also entering this layout at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge, for their Anything Goes theme.

Becky Higgins Project Life - Jade Collection patterned paper
RW Laser Cuts Scroll Corners 3 chipboard flourish
Kaisercolour White acrylic paint
Clear embossing powder
Bazzill Basics cardstock offcuts
Spiral paper clip from my stationery supplies
Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type alphabet stickers
Cotton thread

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  1. Thank you for visiting me :)
    You really should go to San Francsico once, it is a beautiful city :)

  2. Your entry for our LESSology challenge is really fabulous....loooove the upcycled cardboard and it certainly does give it great texture. NICE ribbon, too:):) Thanks for joining us this month!!

  3. Fun layout Karen! But scary to read about the gondola blowing. Not an easy feeling for sure. So glad our sketch at Sketches in Thyme helped you out. :) Thanks for joining us.

  4. Thanks for playing along at Scrap It Girl!

  5. So many fun projects!! Love the selfie LO....love the journaling framing the photo! Thanks for joining us over at Scrap it Girl!!

  6. Lovely and so fab. Love the colors and details. Thanks for playing along with us at
    Scrap It Girl!

  7. Gorgeous pages Karen! I love the different flourishes and the layouts are fab.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  8. Beautiful layouts! Thanks for playing with us over at Scrap It Girl! :)

  9. This is amazing and I love your gorgeous use of ribbon. Thank you for playing with our challeng at LESSology :)

  10. They are lovely projects. Especially the one with the use of the corrugated board! Fabulous texture!

    Thanks for joining us at LESSology!

  11. All your layouts are lovely! Thanks for playing with Scrap It Girl.

  12. Wow! You've been busy! I love the flourish on your first layout. And all of your layouts are fabulous! Thank you so much for joining us at Scrap It Girl! :)


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