Saturday, October 23, 2010

~Personlizing Your Background Paper~

Way back when I first started scrapbooking there wasn't as nearly as many products to choose from as there is today. A lot of times I could look at various projects made by various women and they would almost be identical. Nowadays that hardly ever happens!! With everything available today you can even make your own patterned paper!! Over at Swirlydoos there is a contest open to everyone that is all about making your own patterned paper!! I decided to enter a couple of times and here are the two that I made.
I created this first one using the October sketch by Beggahuna. This page gave me fits and I even started with a different background that I pulled completely off and replaced with this new one. I used Invisibles paper from Heidi Swapp. This is great stuff and super easy to use. All I did was spray with green and yellow Smooch Spritz then wiped off the excess. The pics are of my dd. She saw me take a pic of a dandelion (pic one) then of course she picked it and put it in her boot for quite some time. Then like every flower she picks it ended up on the ground as shown in pic three.
These flowers were made out of copy paper that I sprayed with yellow Smooch Spritz. I created 6 layers of a 6 petal flower that I attached together using a tiny brad. Then I scrunched up each layer, one at a time, until all scrunched to the center. Then fluffed it back up and gave it another spray of Smooch! Not quite an exact replica of a dandelion, but close enough. I added a gorgeous piece of swirly chippie from Dusty Attic that I actually used as a mask in the following layout.
I created this page using that piece of Dusty I just mentioned. I started with light purple cardstock and laid the chippie down then sprayed over the top with TA chalkboard mist in green.
I added some small purple flowers to this Prima vine and see how the one popped up lol. Oh well!!
Here is a close up of the framed flower. Just added a little something different. I also used the small bird bath chippie from Dusty Attic!!
Lisa Gregory, a DT over at SDoos, always supplies us ladies with gorgeous butterflies to print out. I used some pearls and stickles on this one.

Thanks for looking and God Bless!!


  1. Stunning work as usual! Good luck in the contest!

  2. The both of them are beautiful!! I looooove the dandelions!! Perfectly matched to your precious LO!!!

  3. WOW ese LOs are stunning, love those flowers will have to add them to the to do list of things to try :-)

  4. Great job. Like the leaves and the distressed lilac paper.

  5. Gorgeous! love the flower in the frame! Great idea! Thanks for sharing all that you do!

  6. Totally adorable. I used the same Heidi Swapp paper several times. It is perfect!
    Love the story and the fine details.



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