Crops and Retreats

Wednesday, 25 May 2011


and it is with ENORMOUS pleasure we introduce to you our next FABULOUS guest designer

Katherine Sutton
- you can find her on her blog here - Fruit of My Scraps

Katherine was given some of the stunningly beautiful Ladies And Gents papers from Websters Pages


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Websters Pages – Ladies and Gents – die cut
Websters Pages – Ladies and Gents – framed beauty
Pompom – ribbon
Assorted buttons
Cream cardstock
Green cardstock

Martha Stewart butterfly punch
Sewing machine
Prima butterfly vine stamps
Martha Stewart scroll lace punch
Computer font – MP Peony
Scallop scissors
Black gel pen
Black archival ink
Small flower punch
Distress inks – broken china and tea dye
Green thread
Glue, foam pads, tape, pva

Katherine said - I haven’t scrapped with Websters Pages before, the papers are beautiful I ummed and ahhed over what photo to use and came up with this one from my brothers wedding.

When I do LOs I tend to start layering and cutting out bits, but don’t stick them until I have to, which means I can work out which bits of paper won’t be seen and how far I need to edge a circle – just so I can conserve as much lovely paper as possible especially if there are elements I want to use somewhere else on the page.

I mounted my 6 by 4 photo on some cream cardstock and cut around it with scallop edge scissors, I then drew a black dot in each scallop.

I used the frame Framed Beauty paper and a kitchen saucer (16cm diameter) to cut the circle out of the blue area of the paper, I inked it with tea dye and ruffled the edge with my nails and fingers. I then punched out 5 Martha Stewart butterflies, and inked the edges with tea dye. I cut them in half and edged the top half of the circle with them. I used my sewing machine to do a double row of stitching around the circle – I find you need to re-ruffle your paper after stitching as it goes a bit flat.

I cut a variety of frames from the Framed Beauty paper to sit behind the photo, and one for the title. Apart from the title one I inked with tea dye and ruffled the edges and lined them up behind the photo.

I cut a piece of cream card for my journal spot, inked it with tea dye and then used the prima butterfly vine stamps to make a border around the edge. I added my journaling and put the pin through and a button threaded with string on top.

I cut a 1 inch strip of cream paper, and used the Martha Stewart scroll lace punch along the edge. I inked the edge with broken china distress ink and then folded the strip of paper to gather it and make it a little more 3d, I then added some of the pompom ribbon on top and placed underneath the photo
Having lined all these pieces on the page (but not stuck them down) on the die cut sheet I could work out where to start my stitched swirls. I drew them on in pencil first and then used a pin to punch holes, then rub out the pencil lines and then stitch with green thread.

I made some quilled roses – the large one is made from a 12” by 0.5cm strip of paper, and the smaller ones are 6” long strips. You don’t need a quilling tool – you can make them by wrapping them around a cocktail stick, the tutorial is HERE but there are lots out there. The smaller flowers I made by using a small 6 petal flower punch.
I placed the flowers on the stitched swirls and then started sticking down the rest of the pieces of paper.
The title I printed on the computer – I used a font called MP peony and printed it out on white paper – made sure I got the right size and then stuck my Websters piece of paper over the top of the word ‘Dreamer’ with a repositionable glue and printed the title onto my rectangle – I used a light to line it all up and make sure it was straight. Then peeled it off and used it on my LO with some foam pads.
The finishing touches were to put on the blue rose button, and I added some prima butterflies in the top left corner (I just inked the part of the stamp I wanted rather than all of it)
Then put the die cut sheet onto some bazzill cardstock
e are sure you will agree with us a great LO - and if you want to know how to make the smaller flower (above) pop back tomorrow as Katherine has done us a step by step tutorial for you

1 comment:

Christine said...

Truly gorgeous layout.