Sunday, November 22, 2015

My Lovely Girls | Mandy Melville

Hi everyone,

It's Mandy here with you again, and today I'm sharing a layout that's quite different to the one that I shared yesterday - it's bright and it's colourful!

"My Lovely Girls"


I took this photo of my girls at Eleanor's 1st birthday party recently and I just had to scrap it straight away because I love it! They both looked so beautiful! I went complete girly with this layout, using lots of flowers and pretty things from the D-lish Scraps store!

Lately I have been trying to start some of my layouts off with white cardstock and creating my own backgrounds rather than always starting with patterned paper as the base. I am by no means a mixed media, messy kind of scrapper, but I do like to try different techniques. One of my favourites at the moment is using distress inks with stencils. I think I like that I still have a fair amount of control over how it will look as opposed to using more wet mediums. I also like that there's really no drying time, and it doesn't warp your cardstock like wet mediums do. Plus it's really easy for someone like me who isn't very experienced with mixed media. So that's how I created my background for this layout! I really didn't use much patterned paper at all on this layout apart from a couple of layers behind my photo. (You can also see that I tucked a journal tag from a previous Just Add Paper kit in amongst the layers behind my photo as well).

Let's take a look at a couple of closeups so that you can see all of the gorgeous D-lish embellishments that I've used...


Up in the top left corner, I added some wood veneer bunting which I covered with embossed cardstock in hot pink and lime green. I also added some twine (from a previous Just Add Paper kit) to the bunting. I love how the bunting adds to the party theme of the layout! Up in this corner you can also see that I added a Freckled Fawn chipboard heart sticker, a couple of wooden butterfly buttons, and two word strips from the green and pink Minifetti sheets. These Minifetti sheets have recently been added to the store, and I love them!! They are great for adding words and sayings to your layouts and come in quite a few different colours! In this picture you can also see that I have tucked a small felt doily under the top left of my photo and added a beautiful crochet flower on that corner as well.


I have discovered a new love in the D-lish store... the wild roses!! I used one here on this layout and also on my layout that I will be sharing tomorrow... they are just gorgeous!! So I started this cluster off with the wild rose and then I added a couple of hot pink large roses, and a few pistachio pastel petals. Surrounding the flower cluster, I have added other pretty embellishments including a flair button (from the Washi Hearts Set A), another Freckled Fawn chipboard heart, a wooden butterfly buttonenamel dots, and one of my favourite embellies... a sequin bow! I love how all of these items came together to create such a pretty cluster!

Thank you so much for stopping by today and taking a look at my layout! I will be back tomorrow with one last layout to share with you for this month! Until then, happy scrapping!

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