Thursday, August 8, 2013

A Magenta Layout, Leftovers Turned Cards, and a Tutorial

I shared these projects over on the Magenta blog this week.  The first was a summery layout of my beautiful niece, that I made with fussy cut butterflies and gesso stencilled flowers.


Supplies: patterned papers, stencil, corrugated letters (Magenta), gesso (Golden), glimmer mist (Tattered Angels), border punch (Fiskars), pen (CTMH), glitter glue (Studio G), thread (Aurifil Mako'ne)


This detailed photo helps show the dimension created by rolling the frame that was cut from the page and folding and/or popping up the butterflies' wings at various angles and heights.





With my fussy cut butterfly leftovers, I made these two cards.





The larger one was created using gelatos and a stencil with a stamped sentiment.  You can see my tutorial on how to stencil using a blending of gelatos to create the flowers here.

The mini card just makes me smile.  I love these itty bitty jewels of cards.



Supplies: patterned paper (Magenta), cardstock, sentiment stamp, and blk ink (CTMH), damask stamp (Prima), pink ink (Martha Stewart), baker's twine (Jillibean Soup), button (Making Memories), wood veneer chevrons (Studio Calico), border punch (Fiskars), pen (Staedtler), thread (Aurifil mako'ne)


For this one, I used a variety of scraps, stitching, stamping, inking, doodling and new wood veneer chevrons.

I like the quickness and ease of making a card or two from leftover project scraps when they are still out on my scrap table before I them tidy up.  Less to clean and something else to show for it.


TTFN,



11 comments:

Keri said...

Love the gesso-flowers and how the butterflies flow up from them. Love how you used the leftover right away to make some cute cards too! Also, thanks so much for the recent sweet blog comments. :)

Denise Price said...

So many great projects! Great stenciling.

Rachael Funnell said...

Your layout, Card & mini Card are all SUPER PRETTY....

Patricia Roebuck said...

I love it too when leftovers help make things faster. These are genius! Just love how all different and unique!

Bente Fagerberg said...

Love the diagonakl design and the 'flow' within the page. This is such a sweet photo and you scrapped it in a way so it really stands out! TFS! :-)

Heather Landry said...

I've never used any guesso but you definitely make me want to with these projects! Your little butterflies add just the right touch of whimsy to your projects. So sweet!

Hilde Aaslund aka Scoobie said...

Hi Cassandra.
Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such sweet comments - you have no idea how much it means to me. To make it easier for myself to see what you are up to, I have signed up as a follower of your blog - I have no idea why I haven't done it earlier.

I have browsed through som of the posts below and Your work is just beautiful - I love the mix of cards and layouts and the different materials and tecniques you use. TFS!

I promise to visit you more often in the future :-)

Monique Liedtke said...

Gorgeous projects Cassandra!! Love how you use the mask with the gesso and the gelatos!

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Stunning layout! I love the stenciling and the butterflies. Gorgeous cards. Thanks for sharing. :)

Jinny Newlin said...

LOVE the dimension of this page to bits, Cassandra! Absolutely stunning, and that warm coral background is delicious! I love how you've distressed that gorgeous photograph, too, and way to rock the leftovers!

Helen Tilbury said...

Lovely work! How you have opened up your paper for the photo on the layout is a fabulous touch xo