Thursday, 26 January 2012

Surprise yourself

I was very happy to see that Glitz were starting up their blog challenges again as I really enjoyed joining in with the challenges last year. This year they have changed things up again and are going to post an image for us to use as inspiration for our projects each month. This is this months picture;
I decided to make a sketch from it and concentrated on the central image (mirror) the straight lines of the mantle and the soft "swags" of flowers. Here is what I made using the gorgeous Dance in Sunshine papers;

I substituted a picture of me for the mirror element and punched straight pieces of pp's to make a mantlepiece. Then I did plenty of fussy cutting to make swags of flowers and some punching of butterflies and flowers to keep it all soft. I used a sticker from the Glitz Love nest line which I mounted on some transparency and added one of my favourite quotes to it;

Every layer was added with a different depth of foam tape and pop dots to make the layout very dimensional;

As the journalling for this was very personal I added it to the back of the layout with just the title and a little journalling on the front. In case you can't read it it says, "You can do anything when you dream"

Thank you for popping by and thank you so much for all the lovely comments that have been left it really does mean a lot to hear other crafty people like what I do xxx


  1. This is gorgeous! I love all the dimension you have added to it and I love the title, how it looks like bunting across the top, its really effective. A really beautiful LO :)

  2. Honestly, this is without doubt stunning!!!

  3. Truly scrumptious Michelle, absolutely adore the colour scheme, so, so pretty and I love all the elements you have used....and just how lovely is that to see a photo of your lovely smiley face :).
    Warmest wishes

  4. This is super cute! The banner is really fun! Thanks for participating in the January Glitz Design blog challenge!!