Thursday, June 23, 2011

Bird is the Word & MCS June challenge

Hi There!
Bird is the Word latest prompt is - Amazing. I have put together a LO of my baby girl Evie.
Some close Ups

Ok so I have a new Love in my life! I have recently stumbled upon Florabella Photoshop actions. I have purchased the Vintage & Black & White actions. I think they are FAB!! I love that u can change the look of a photo with the click of a button. I used the vintage summerII action on this photo which gives a soft sepia wash but also creates warm colours to really pop.
I have used a Kraft cardstock background & sprayed & splashed some Tourquise Glimmer Mist on it. I then stamped a script stamp & a medium & large butterfly stamp randomly around some of the edges in a stampin up ink chocolate chip.

I used the Bo Bunny 'Gabrielle' collection paper & Prima paper  (I forget which one I think Madeline??) I also used some chipboard butterflys in the Bo Bunny 'Gabrielle' collection.

The flowers are mostly Prima, the orange roses are Kaisercraft. The rub on flourish is Prima

The journalling & part of the title was done with a Dymo labeller. To get the white creases I just scrunched the strips in a ball & smoothed it back out to give a worn look. To create the Amazing title I used Kaisercraft plain chipboard letters, painted them white, covered them in dimensional magic then used a superfine glitter over the top. The dimensional magic acts as an adhesive for the glitter. This is a cheap way to create titles that match your LO perfectly!

I have also created a LO for the June challenge at MCS. The challenge is to use a border punch. Here is my interpretation.......
Some close ups

I'm still not real sure that I like this LO. It is a little bit different to what I usually do. I found these papers a bit hard to work with even though the papers are pretty there was nothing much to fussy cut out which is what I love to do!

I have used a border punch in a number of ways in this LO. I have used a scalloped punch on the photo mat. I used the scallop punch again to layer the scallops as a point of interest. I have used a 2 kinds of borders to use as a trim. I have used a floral border as a ruffle to place around a sticker & I have used 2 kind of borders on the edge of my rosettes to give them a different shape!

All paper & stickers are from the June MCS main kit- Basic Grey 'Sweet threads'. The kfrat envelope is by Maya Road which I have covered with paper

PHEW! Long post tonight LOL!

As always Thanks for looking & thanx so much for ur kind words. They put a smile on my face!


  1. Gorgeous work Shell. LOVE the BITW one. THANKS for playing along. Your layout is just amazing and the picture so so sweet. LOVE the MCS one too. having trouble with that kit ...too BasiGray is for me~!!

    take care

  2. Beautiful pages!!! Your photo with the Florabella action looks great. I need to try those. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for playing along with us at Inspire Me!!

  3. The lace makes great framing to the photos of the darling child.

  4. Both Layouts are Super Gorgeous Shell!!!
    Your Amazing Layout is just Beautiful, I love how you have Used Bo Bunny's - Gabrielle range & a sweet Pic of your baby girl.......
    Thanks So much for joining in over @ BITW!!!!

  5. WOW Shell amazing job my friend Gorgeous work here !!!

    have a very great weekend
    Hugs carla

  6. LOVE your LO's Shell.. such gorgeous work!! Thanks for playing along at BITW :))

  7. Thanks for playing along again Shell! I LOVE your admire layout!!! Those photo actions are a bit expensive I think...but they look great! As for the kit...It was difficult for me too..I think those papers are too busy...


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