So without further ado, here is what I rustled up!
|You can see how it folds out giving 8 different surfaces to decorate!|
As you can see, the colours are so pretty and work cohesively over the whole little minibook. For the rest of the pages I worked out which colours I wanted to use in sequence first by stamping a floral background and then inking the edges in a distressed way just to give the background a helping hand so it wasn't overpowered by the embellishing! One additional decoration I did use was a moroccan trellis I designed and cut with my Silhouette. It just pulls it all together although it's not featured on every page. The big roses are cut out from the SF patterned papers (- oooh, they're lush - yum!) and any butterflies are Anna Griffin again - inks, mainly by American Crafts - they are those little square pigment ink ones that smell like paint and yes, they were another bargain again, this time from TK MAXX.
|The kit I used for the basis of my projects! Image © DoCrafts|
|Background Stamp Image © DoCrafts|
It struck me when I first came across this range by DoCrafts that it would probably work with some of the Anna Griffin stuff I already have and I was right. Phew! I love it when things work together because when you first start scrapbooking, the tendency, well certainly in my case, is to splurge randomly on all sorts of things that catch your eye - it does take a while to be able to look at stuff and restrain yourself from impulse buys. And then sometimes you just can't stop yourself anyway, lol!
With that completed, it needed a card to keep it company so in the same vein I made this...
The paper kit also features a bit of decoupage and diecuts which I used as a card topper here with more trellis from my Silhouette and stamping with an Anna Griffin sentiment! Done!!!
As you can't take flowers in to hospital anymore this cheered up her little corner! She loved both projects and had them displayed proudly on her little bedside locker.
Hope you are all having a lovely crafty weekend!!!