Patio Princess

Published on by Antoinette

I spotted a technique in the October/November issue of Esprit Scrapbooking, whereby the background page was made up of a mosaic of embossed papers.  I thought it looked pretty cool and was eager to give it a try so I dug out my little selection of Tim Holtz Distressed series of embossing folders and some Bazzill kraft and got winding on my Big Shot.  I then inked the result in Marigold and frayed burlap , and spritzed some glimmer mist here and there (chocolat cream, isn't it yummy?)




The photo I used is of my daughter at about three years of age.  She never wanted to sleep at night, but spent her days makinjg up cosy beds out of her baby blankets, and playing at snoozing.  On this particular occasion she made a cosy nest for herself in her little patio chair, brought out a heap of cuddly toys with her, and snuggled up contentedly for all of ... oh maybe ...2 minutes


The flowers are also made by mine own little fingers, which got covered in a variety of inks (surprise, surprise), some torn book paper and a light covering of stickles.  I used my Tim Holtz 'Alterations' dies to cut the flower shapes (Tattered Florals), then inked them up in a variety of coloured Ranger's distress inks (mustard seed, shabby shutters, broken china, pine needles, aged mahogany, frayed burlap ...).


My trusty Martha Stewart monarch butterfly punch got an airing too ... and I used a Quickcutz alphabet for the title (Paper Doll).


How about a couple of close-ups to better see the details?











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Comment on this post

Rachel13 01/24/2011 19:05

Superbe !!!! et j'adore ton fond à la BigShot !

Antoinette 01/25/2011 14:00

Je me suis éclatée à le faire!!!  Bonjour les doigts plein de l'encre, par contre ... :D

kricam 01/23/2011 21:51

very nice page! I love the flowers!

Antoinette 01/23/2011 21:52

Oooh, thank you so much!  I am rather pleased with those flowers and will definitely be playing around with more like them!

scoubi 01/23/2011 18:18

waouh superbe ta page

Antoinette 01/23/2011 21:52

Merci, scoubi-chou'!!!

So.Creative 01/23/2011 15:16

Je suis FAN FAN FAN!!! Elle est magique cette page: la cage qui donne l'impression de s'envoler, ce par-terre de fleurs magnifique et le fond de page wouaaaaw!!! Mais il y a aussi ta fille en
photo, le titre et tout le reste! Je suis sous le charme!!

Antoinette 01/23/2011 15:20

Kaly 01/23/2011 13:49

C'est canon ! J'adore l'idée !
Et tes fleurs, waouh !

Antoinette 01/23/2011 15:21

euh ...


Merci, bichette!