October 29, 2012

Two projects from Margrethe

Hello, and happy Monday!

I'm back with my last two projects using the November kits "Roller Rink" and "Couple's Skate".

The first is a layout with a photo of our new kitten, Nymeria. I used a photo of her on one of my layouts last week as well, remember?

This layout is all about how much I love just as she is right now. She's about 13 weeks old, very fierece and loves to explore. As we have three adult male cats, she is checking the boundaries tries to find her place in "the packs", so to speak.

I just love woodgrain patterned paper, so I knew I wanted to use this sheet by Pebbled Inc. at some point. It turned out just beautiful with the yellow Kesi'art paper and the doilies from my stash. I think I've successfully combined my normally very graphic style (like the top left corner) with a more layered, romantic look (cluster at the bottom right of the photo). And how much do I love those decorative brads from My Min's Eye? A whole lot, that is!!!

The second project is a card. Not something I usually make (check my folders, I only made one card last year and this is my first in 2012!). But...! We're going to a wedding this week and I don't want to buy a card when I can make one myself.

I used the decorative brads on this as well - after going to the store to get some! (Oh boy, do I wish the package from My Mind's Eye had more of these...!)

The card is cut to a standardized size (20cm tall and 30cm wide), but I scored it so that the front is more narrow than the back. When closed, the doily on the front covers the patterned paper on the inside, giving it an asymmetrical, but lovely, look.

The inside of the card has been decorated using the left over paper from Studio Calico and Kesi'art. The greeting inside is written on a paper doily identical to the one on the front.

Well, that's it for me for this time, but I'll be back as a guest designer in December!


WillieburgScrapper said...

LOVE that page!! Beautiful contrast- those doilies are so amazing! The card looks fantastic as well.

Josie said...

beautiful LO & card! :) love how you compose your designs

Josie said...

beautiful LO & card! :) love how you compose your designs