Thursday, July 26, 2012

In Pursuit of Eggs - Embellishing and toning down patterned paper

**For the Shaping Up Blog Hop/Giveaways please scroll down

I finally printed out our Easter photos and am starting to scrapbook them.

For this layout I chose this beautiful sheet of paper from Basic Grey's Konnichiwa collection. It's a busier pattern than I am used to using, but it just seemed so perfect. In order to tone it town a little so that it wasn't competing so much with the photos, I incorporated some doilies.

I'm using two sizes here, the large ones are more of the ones that I got from that conference I attended back in April (they were under the candies that were on all the tables). The smaller ones are from Curtsey Boutique. I ended up laying a smaller one on top of each of the larger ones. It adds some extra texture and also further softens the color.

I was almost ready to just leave the layout as is, but I thought it needed a little something. I didn't want to overload it with embellishments, so I ended up adding interest by randomly adding Liquid Glass to some of the little red berries. Creates some shine as well as texture.

For the little embellishment cluster, I pulled a couple crocheted flowers from my stash, layered some of the collection stickers on top, and added a dot of Liquid glass in the center as another accent.

Can you believe that there is NO cardstock on this layout! This is a first!

I'm going to be linking this up with the following:
1) May Flaum Camp Scrap - Doilies
2) Basic Grey July Flickr Challenge
3) CK Summer Camp Altered Sticker Challenge

Supplies Used
Paper: Basic Grey - Konnichiwa
Other: Basic Grey - Konnichiwa letter stickers; CTMH - Liquid Glass, Crocheted Flowers, Bonding Memories Adhesive; Tombow Mono Adhesive; Curtsey Boutique - Round Paper Doilies; Doilies from stash; CM - Photo Splits, Black pen


  1. Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwww! This is GORGEOUS! I love love love the photos and loveeeeeeeeeeeee the red dots all in the background! That looks AWESOME!!!

  2. wow this is adorable...always love your amazing layouts..

  3. This is beautiful! Love these papers and those crocheted flowers...I swoon!

  4. Oooh! Miriam that liquid glass is perfect!!!! I have to try that out! Thanks for the tip! :)

  5. OHHHHHHHHH! What a fabulous LO! I noticed that liquid glass right away! I must get me some of that! LOOOOOOOOOOOVE!!! Great tip and beautiful page!!!

    ps...thanks for your sweet comment on my blog. You made my day!! HUGS!! LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Love the doilies and the liquid glass idea was brilliant!

  7. This is adorable, I love the texture!

  8. So gorgeous! I love the doilies and the crochet flowers. The paper is beautiful and so are your photos.

  9. beautiful! it's so dainty and elegant!