Thursday, February 04, 2016

Lemoncraft 'House of Roses' for The Scrapbook Store

Hi there scrappy friends. I haven't been around for a long time now, but I think it's time to start blogging again! I have been busy with all sorts of 'life' things and scrapbooking and blogging had become a bit of a 'time luxury'.  This year will definitely bring some changes for me and I hope it will be mostly good changes. My motto for 2016 is to 'live everyday with intention'. :)

I have had the fortunate opportunity to design with the gorgeous new Lemoncraft 'House of Roses' collection for The Scrapbook Store last month.  I absolutely adore this range... it's so feminine and pretty.
I'm sorry, but I have to warn you... this is a looong post! :)
All my photos were taken during our holiday in December. Nothing like new photos to make you feel like scrapping hey?!
My flower cluster consists out of Petaloo Teastained Cream Dahlias, Green Tara Antique Pink Azaleas, and Green Tara mini roses,  I've also added some fussy cut flowers and leaves as well as small pieces of Dusty Attic 'Wrought Iron Fence Border' into my clusters
 I have used a beautiful chopboard title from 2Crafty.
The background was prepared using the Crafters Workshop 'Mini Art Is' template with Golden Light Molding Paste.  I like how subtle it is.
I love the Scrapmatts 'Lamps 11' chipboard... it created just the right 'atmosphere' that I was after.  All that was left to do was to add a few pieces of Green Tara lace and I was done with this one. :)
The following layout futures my beautiful girl again. So easy when you've got a gorgeous subject. xx
My flower clusters consist out of Green Tara 'Fantasy blooms', 2 Crafty 'Mini Branches' chipboard and I've also added some  Blue Fern 'Shabby Brick Bits' chipboard that I covered in one layer of gesso.
A sweet little tag from the collection featuring a butterly and some natural twine.
Two more flower clusters and a bit of Green Tara lace.
My third layout featuring my daughter, my mum and myself.  Very special times. :)
I've created some texture on my background using a Prima stencil and Golden Light Molding Paste.
My title is from the Dusty Attic 'Mini Captions #3' chipboard set. I have heat-embossed it using Stampendous 'Frantage Shabby Pink' embossing powder.  
My clusters feature Prima flowers, Green Tara leaves and mini roses, as well as Blue Fern 'Chelsea Vines' which I coloured up using Luminartes Silks Acrylics Glazes.
I have also added some of the Blue Fern 'Jeweled Page Dangles' chipboard which I heat-embossed using the Stampendous 'Frantage Shabby White' embossing powder.
The piece of chippie under the photo is the 2 Crafty 'Formal Flourish 3' which was also heat-embossed using Stampendous Frantage Shabby Pink' embossing powder.
I also made 3 cards with the left-over papers and tags.  The sentiment on the first one was cut using a Elizabeth Craft 'Thank You' die.  I finished it off using natural twine, Green Tara mini roses and Tim Holtz Distress ink.
I tried to create a patchwork effect on my second card. I added a sentiment using the Elizabeth Craft 'Happy Birthday' die, and also added natural twine, Green Tara mini roses, charms and a button.
The last card was pretty simple as I used one of the tags as my main element and just add a  Green Tara mini rose and natural twine.  I distressed the edges of the background paper before adding a piece of Green Tara lace. The sentiment was stamped using the Hero Arts 'It's your Day' stamp set before adding it the background paper.
Phew! What a massive post. I hope you could make it to the end.  If you did, I have to congratulate and thank you for your endurance! I really appreciate your support and hope that I could inspire you in some or other way.
Hope to see you soon on the www. Have a fabulous day!

M xox