Thursday, June 16, 2011


Princess by Krissy Clark McKee

Have you admired the gorgeous Glitz Design papers you've seen in the LCOM STORE but think they are just too pretty to cut up and use? Well, I'm here to show you that not only should you get them and use them, but you should consider tearing, curling, wrinkling, inking and painting them!

Glitz Design papers are made for the shabby chic look! I found the perfect sketch here at the LCOM SKETCH BLOG and thought it was exactly what I needed for my shabby chic layout.

I wrinkled my background paper and then rubbed distress ink over it to highlight the wrinkles. I then sprayed it with glimmer mist, and finally I added a couple of rub-ons to give the paper a worn, vintage look.

Next I cut out two strips of my dark red Glitz paper. I tore the edges and covered the torn edges pretty heavily with distress ink. I then rolled the torn pieces of paper and painted over everything with clear crackle paint, which hardened the edges and kept them in place.

After adding two border-punched strips, it was time for embellishments. I not only hand-cut several butterflies from my Glitz Design paper, but I mixed up several different packages of Prima flowers and added some blingy Prima Say It With Crystal flourishes. The flourishes didn't quite fit my layout so I simply cut them up to get the look I wanted! I LOVE the way Prima's flowers and flourishes compliment each other, don't you?

Have you seen all the beautiful Prima flowers in the LCOM STORE lately? There are so many wonderful styles and colors to choose from! In addition, LCOM also carries Prima flourishes, butterflies and even trim! They all contain the wonderful detail Prima is known for and are guaranteed to make your layout go from pretty to stunning!

Products Used
Glitz Design Papers (Laced with Grace Plaid, Butterflies, Stripe)
Prima Innoscence Flowers; Other Prima Flowers
Prima Say It In Crystals
Rub Ons (Glitz, Basic Grey)
Border Punch
Chipboard Alphas
Distress Ink (Vintage Photo, Antique Linen)
Crackle Pain (Rock Candy)
Adirondack Paint (Gold)
Glimmer Mist


Raquel Leal said...

Uau!!!Muito lindo mesmo!Beijocas.

Kathy Skou said...

So Pretty Krissy....LOVE all the flowers and bling! And those pictures are precious!

Nicolle Kramer said...

Gorgeous papers! Sweet photos! Beautiful layout! Love the embellies and bling!..:)

Monique said...

Beautiful LO!!

pinkalishious said...

I love this page, its beautiful, love the pearls, flowers, fancy bits & the fonts are cool, i love all of it!!!

Nicole Nowosad said...

wow, such an elegant page!!!

Michelle said...

That is so beautiful! I love the vintage look and the torn paper is the perfect touch!

dlwidder said...

Gorgeous layout! I especially like your floral cluster and that fab bling! TFS

Brittney said...

So pretty - you totally rocked those flowers!

Zoe said...

AMAZINGGGGG. Love this layout