Monday, October 7, 2013

Embellishing With Paper

Today I'm sharing two pages that were featured on the American Crafts blog last week. 

On this first page, I took clues from the photo for my color scheme, and ended up with lots of blues, as well as a few distinctive pops of red. A fun accent is the garland that runs across the page, where hearts, punched from one of the patterned papers, were sewn together and popped up with adhesive dots. The title combines a negative die-cut with corrugated Thickers that were embellished with a brushing of glitter glue.

Supplies (all by American Crafts): Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm patterned paper, Zazz glitter glue, twine, Knock-Outs border punch, Precision Pen, and corrugated Thickers.

The second page combines one photo with two decorative elements.

Supplies (all by American Crafts): Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm patterned paper, 5th and Frolic patterned paper, twine, Knock-Outs border punch, Precision Pen, and Thickers.

A layered circular accent features a fussy cut mason jar with heart, branch, banners and twine, a punched border and lots of machine stitching to hold it all together.


The bottom half of the page holds a fringe of woven paper, whose colors bring out those in the photo.


Both of these layouts demonstrate ways to embellish a page using nothing more than patterned paper!

12 comments:

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Beautiful layouts, Madeline! Love the garland and mason jar on the first layout and awesome weaving on the second.

Mary Pat Siehl said...

what awesoem layouts! the weaving of the paper on the second is sooo cool

lil gik said...

Beautiful layouts, your garland and paper weaving are fantastic!

Dictionary said...

What wonderful layouts, that sewn garland is magnifient. and your paper weaving is awesome..don't think I would have the patience to do that.

Fleursbydesign said...

Beautiful pages, love the woven paper on the second layout :)

Amy Coose said...

Such great techniques on these, they are both beautiful!!

Diana Waite said...

BEAUTIFULLY done!

Debby said...

Congrats on being featured. I see why. Both layouts are beautiful and very creative. The weave really pops.

Debby said...

Congrats on being featured. I see why. Both layouts are beautiful and very creative. The weave really pops.

Tammy said...

Love, love, love the paper weaving. That looks awesome and makes me want to dig out some scraps now! :)

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Very pretty pages and love the paper weaving!!

Isbaha said...

Your style is so original, I love it !