Wednesday, 18 January 2012
This Little Girl LO is a 'serendipity' page - one which has come about due to my having to cover up mistakes, but has turned out well in spite of it!
I had messed up the edge of the patterned paper when I tore it and it looked awful when I matted it onto the navy cardstock stock. So I put a silver peel-off line to act as a frame over the edges, didn't look too bad but there were still some places where the mistake was obvious. I punched out a couple of flowers in silver linen effect card to hide those, then some more to balance the whole thing out. Then I added centres and gems.
The flowers needed a bit of grounding - they looked as though they were floating in the middle of nowhere! - so I christened a die which Karen had given me for Christmas, a very swirly one. I cut out four of them, then proceeded to cut them up into little swirls and placed them amongst the flowers. They are cut in Bazzill Bling Diamond, and they do show up a bit more than it would appear from the photo!
The title is done with some American Crafts Thickers, which in the packet looked as though they would be a good colour, but once they were stuck down were definitely not! I did try to unstick them but the paper started to tear so ....... I took a blue copic pen and brushed over them gently. Result!