Saturday, 23 February 2008

OK OK!! So I have gone BG crazy !!


I took this picture of a tourist trip to fife, a few years
before we moved up here. I just felt these Periphery and
Fruitcake BG papers worked so well with this picture, I
Imagined all the ornate architecture and plush materials
that would once have been there.
I tried a few new things with this lo, the first was that
I initially painted the chipboard letters in a nice dark
brown so the sides were dark and the top smooth, then
coloured the tops in with and American crafts, gold
galaxy marker pen, it worked a treat and gave a great
smooth finish to the letters.
The second new thing for me on this lo, was using and
ornate corner punch, I never thought of using it on a
matting before but a simple corner rounder did not feel
quite right. I thenmade a matching journalling piece.
The third and last of my new things on this lo, was that I
am always looking for new ways to use fibres, I used to
hate them but have started to embrace them, so I sewed
some in under my buttons.

With this lo, I was experimenting, to see how many ranges
of BG I could blend into a single lo.
I used, 2 Infuse papers, 2 blush papers, 1 urban couture
paper and 1 two scoops paper. Then I used teo scoops
buttons, Mellow buttons, Mellow Wilma chipboard,
Alyssa Fibres and finally Lilly Kate fibres. So I used
something from 7 ranges. So much fun throwing lots of
BG papers around and seeing which worked together
This picture was taken, easter 2006 when one of my best
buds Justin and his family came to stay for Easter. This
is Rhi Rhi his Eldest daughter and her sisters bunny.

1 comment:

Gail said...

I'm with you on cats, scrapping and Basic Gray! Love the layouts and the challenge of trying to combine as much BG as possible....