Sunday, March 24, 2013

Raquel Bowman - March DT Share

Raquel's Blog: A Blessed Life 

Hello everyone, I am excited to be back again to share another couple of layouts I have created with gorgeous D-lish Scraps products. 

The first layout I am sharing today I created for the monthly Show us Your Stuff challenge. The challenge was to use either the word excite, excited, excitement or exciting on your layout.

I decided I wanted to document the big moment of my little girl nearly rolling. I was so excited about this, that every time she would turn to her side I was waiting for that moment when the 'big roll' would actually happen. 

Layout title: So close to rolling

I sprayed a scallop canvas cut with Colorshine mist, love the glitz-y effect it has. You can also see close up detail of the White CM Ruler washi tape and seam binding bow (one of my new fave things to do). 

Close up of bitty bloom sprayed with ColorShine spray, Star wooden button and sequin

I am in love with the Clever Sequin Pick-up Pencil  in the store. The sequins magically stick to the end of it, I can then dab a little bit of liquid glue, in my case I use glossy accents and voila! Adhered easily without sticky fingers :)

D-lish Products:
Washi Masking Tape - White CM Ruler 
Wooden Star Buttons - Dark 
Seam Binding - Coral 
Canvas Cuts - Scallops 
Canvas Cuts - Stars 
Loose Cup Sequin Mix - Bright 
Bitty Blooms - White 

Other Products:
Papers: White card stock, Studio Calico 'Snippets' Patterned Papers
Alphabet: Carolee's Creations tiny alpha
Die Cuts: Studio Calico 'Sundrifter' die cuts
Embellishments: Studio Calico 'Snippets' chipboard arrows, A Piece of Cake Designs 'Cherry Flair' button
Other: Staples, white thread, Dear Lizzy Date Stamp, Give a Girl a... Keen as Mustard Stamp Set, Silhouette Cameo, typewriter

The next share from me is a layout I created using the March 1st Stuck! Sketch.

Layout title: A Girl and her Ted

This large flower with the resin flower cluster in the middle is actually a trellis rose which is normally quite large and bulky, keep scrolling down to see a brief picture tutorial on how I adapted the rose to suit this page. 

I love the new butterfly sequins in the store. I found it easy to attach with my trusty long arm stapler. 

D-lish Products Used:

Paper Doiley 5.5 inch Pink Polka Dot 
Seam Binding - Pink 
Resin Forget Me Nots Grab Bag
Clever Sequin Pick-up Pencil 
Loose Sequin Mix - Butterfly 
Mini PVC Doilies - White 
Medium Resin Rose Grab Bag 
Trellis Roses - Pink 
Cosmos Daisies - White 
Charms - Feather 
Resin Flower Clusters Grab Bag 
Washi Masking Tape - Watercolour 

Other Products:
Papers: White card stock, Studio Calico 'Sundrifter' range
Alphabet: Studio Calico, American Crafts 'Thickers'
Embellishments: Studio Calico 'Sundrifter' stickers and die cuts
Other: Silhouette Cameo, white thread, staples, typewriter

TUTORIAL - Creating your own resin centered rose. 

Take your Trellis Rose

Grasp the center bud.

Remove the center bud, press down the connecting flower wire so it is not sticking up. 

Glue the resin flower cluster in the centre. 

I decided to finish the flower by hanging a Charms - Feather  to the bottom. To do this I threaded it onto the flowers wire.

Well I hope you have enjoyed the layouts I created this month and the mini tutorial on adapting the trellis rose :)

Before we know it another month will be over and I will be sharing again. 

Take care, xxx


  1. These payouts are really pretty. soft and girlie, I love both of them.