Monday, March 19, 2012

More Dear Lizzy!

I don't know what the weather is like where you are, but here in Eastern Ontario, we've been blessed with unseasonably warm weather! Flips flops, bbq'ing, bike riding....it's awesome! The gorgeous weather inspired me to break into the Dear Lizzy Neopolitain collection again to create a layout about my daughter.
I seriously love every piece of paper in this line and wanted to use as many as possible on my layout. One way to do this is to create these accordian-type flowers for your layout like I did. Here is a close-up of them:


Simply cut a one inch strip from a 12 x 12 piece of paper. Fold the paper and make creases back and forth (it's like making those little paper fans you used to do as a child). Glue the two ends together once folded and press onto a piece of trimmed cardstock (I cut a circle from cardstock scraps to use this as the base to glue the flower to). Then embellish the centre as you please. Here, I used a circle punch and American Crafts pearl brads. I also added some ink to give the flowers some definition.


And here is a couple more close-ups. The first shows the Dear Lizzy chipboard. In the second, I cut the polaroid out of this Dreamy Days paper and added a metal clip from the Amy Tangerine line.





Here's the finished layout:


Please let me know if you have any questions about the flowers. I'd be happy to answer them!
Happy Scrapping!
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Supplies Used:
American Crafts - Dear Lizzy (Neopolitain) patterned paper
American Crafts - Dear Lizzy (Neopolitain) chipboard
October Afternoon - sticky keys grey alphabet
America Crafts - Pearl brads and Thickers
Prima ink
American Crafts - black slick writer

4 comments:

Kathy Skou said...

Great LO...LOVE the flowers!

Nicolle74 said...

Beautiful! Awesome fan flowers!xoxo

Susan Coish said...

This is very pretty!! LOVE those flowers!

Tanya said...

PRETTY!