Finnabair has a lot to answer for. It’s her gorgeous vintage products, along with influences from the fabulous Frank Garcia, that has me addicted to this kind of colour scheme. Things have come full circle really. I used to love using beiges & browns. I eventually moved on to more colourful pages, thanks to a magazine editor’s boot up my butt, but now I feel the need to settle back on the grunge couch. You’ll have trouble moving me from here.
This layout was created with some cool toys, the first being my Silhouette Cameo, (purchased from ScrapBoxNZ, I’m always asked that question), which I used with some cool cut-out arrows & title files from Studio Calico, sounding all a little flash and like I know what I’m doing here, huh?, AND I also used a Prima Sizzix Die called Arbor. I know. I got a bit carried away, probably because I hadn’t created anything for ages and wanted to use everything I possibly owned to justify owning it. As you do.
And of course there was no creating without a little bit of a push. I used the Prima Sketch featured in this Prima Blog post to create my layout. It’s also featured in the August Issue of “My Prima Place” , an online magazine that is chocka full of inspiration, totally worth a visit while avoiding doing other jobs. Like making the dinner. Or folding the washing.
Supplies: All supplies are Prima as follows: Engraver Arcade Paper, Vintage Vanity A4 Journaling Pad, Finnabair 6x6 Elementals Doilie Mask, AnneMarie Chipboard Pieces, Bel Canto Flowers, Serenity Flowers, Avon Rose North Country mini roses, Say it in Studs Flourishes, Prima Sizzix Die: Arbor.
There’s two pretty special things about this layout, really. Firstly, it’s a layout. Not many of them happen around here lately. Secondly, it’s a dress. Not many of them happen around here either.
Alrighty – if you are keen to do your own version of the sketch, it’s on the Prima blog as linked above OR you could join us at our AE Retreats facebook group. It’s a cool little group of scrappers on facebook, you don’t have to be coming along to one of our retreats to join the group and we have some pretty cool little challenges and discussions if I do say so. The August Prima Sketch challenge has just been put up there. Check us out, here.
(It’s a closed group but I’ll approve ya quicker than a quick thing that is really really quick). Have an awesome Tuesday.