Tuesday, 27 September 2011


I was dying to cut into the Creative craft world's September kit which was made up with the new Prima Alla range a gorgeous colour palette. I couldn't resist the paper that had the appearance of misting and decided to base the LO around that particular piece.
I cut the paper down to roughly 9.5 inch square and then cut, tore, and punched 3 strips from the reverse side which had strips of different patterns to make my own border strips. I stuck the papers down at angles to the backing card and added my chosen photos.
I chose some blooms from the kit and using icicle stickles and my fingers gently "frosted" the edges of all the petals and put a gem in the centre of each. I also used a tulle flower which was originally part of a headband and I got for 50p in the sale at a clothing store :)
To this corner I added a Prima gem swirl which I snipped into 4 pieces 2 of which I used in the corner. I also added a little Adore ticket and Jenni Bowlin pin. The title was made from AC Thickers and picked out the brown in the paper strips and the journalling card was cut from a larger card to fit in the space. The journalling explains the title, my Nan was Mary Isabella and as a girl was known as Bella.
Finally I added my butterfly which I made by stamping on acetate with blue stazon then colouring (on the reverse or the inks mix with the stazon) with alcohol inks. I then cut the stamped image out bent up the wings and added the gems. I also added a third section of the snipped up Prima swirl to make the Butterfly's trail.

I love the finished result and my hubby wants to get a frame for this one so that it isn't squished away in an album :) and I am entering this into Creative Craft World's Scrap map challenge for September, why not pop by CCW and have a go too? Thanks for popping by and for your lovely comments I do love to receive them xxx


  1. Oh that's so lovely! Thanks for taking part in my UKS challenge and also for joining us at Creative Craft World.
    Sue x

  2. I love the kit too and can't wait to play with mine. Gorgeous layout and thanks for having a go with the sketch challenge xxx

  3. Lovely layout - thanks for joining in at CCW!
    Trish xx

  4. Thanks for the lovely comment you left on my artwork on The Artistic Stamper Blog! I've been looking at your wonderful scrapbook LOs, & this one caught my eye, it's stunning! Your hubby is right, it would be criminal to hide this one away!
    Alison x