Tuesday, 17 November 2015

"Once Upon A Time" created for The Scrapbook Store

Good morning.......! I am up with the birds this morning at a very early 4.20am!
Best time of day to get things done I find.
This morning I have another share of a design team creation, created for The Scrapbook Store. I have been so very lucky this month to be using Blue Fern Studios Vintage Christmas collection and I absolutely adore it. However when I come across this particular piece of patterned paper from the collection I was immediately drawn to it, and decided on doing something non-christmas.
I recently hosted a Mad Hatters Tea Party for my youngest daughters birthday. We all dressed for the occasion as our favourite "Alice in Wonderland" character. I bought a Queen of Heart costume for myself,,,,but when I saw my oldest daughter wearing it .......the decision was not hard to let her wear it instead. So you ask what did I go as then. Hehehehhehehehe well I was Tweedle Dumb of course or should it be Tweedle Dee. She looked absolutely gorgeous with her hair and makeup. Not to mention her wonderful photography poses!

I present to you "Once Upon A Time" - The Queen of Hearts.

This one is for you Miss Carol.......probably the closest thing I will ever get to doing something a little dark and gothic like! xxxxx


I started off with matting each photo with the reverse of the Blue Fern Studios Wonderland patterned paper. Each photo and matting was then embossed with gold embossing powders and highlighted with a little Black Soot distress ink.


I love my lace and I especially love this lace motif. I have popped it under the embossed Royal Baubles pieces which I have cut up and layered to sit both at the top and the bottom of the main photo.


The Blue Fern Chipboard Leafy Bough was cut into many pieces.....but before this it was dressed with Gesso, distress inks, water, crackle accents and little more distress inks and then cut up into a LOT of pieces to sit around the flower cluster.



Another closeup of the base cluster with all the elements of the flourishes, moss, cheesecloth and the closed rose buds.


I made my  own transparencies and then fussy cut them to tuck in and around the clusters and photos.


I added in some Kaisercraft Red Pearls to help make the chipboard Royal Bauble pop!


Thank you for making the time to visit me here today, I really do appreciate it.

I have made a complete list of the materials used for this project. You can find them below if you keep scrolling. All materials here are available online at The Scrapbook Store.

Until next time.......take care.

Tina x



Materials List


Blue Fern Studios - Vintage Christmas - 12"x12" Double Sided Patterned Paper - Deck The Halls

Blue Fern Studios - Vintage Christmas - Deck the Halls

Blue Fern Studios - Vintage Christmas - 12"x12" Double Sided Patterned Paper - Wonderland

Blue Fern Studios - Vintage Christmas - Wonderland


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Blue Fern Studios - Chipboard Shapes - Royal Page Baubles

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Blue Fern Studios - Chipboard Shapes - Leafy Bough
Kaisercraft - Pearls - Red
Kaisercraft Pearls - Red
Prima Marketing Inc. Flowers - A Victorian Christmas - Pere Noel
Prima Marketing Inc. Le Mia
Green Tara Roses Black
Green Tara Roses Red
Green Tara Closed Rose Buds Red
Scrapmatts Title - Once Upon A Time
Liquid Pearls - Onyx Pearl
Lace Motif
Gold and Black Embossing Powder
Versa Mark Ink
Transparency Paper
Dusty Attic Acrylic Paint - Soot
Distress Inks - Black Soot , Shabby Shutters, and Forest Moss
Crackle Accents
Stampin Up - Everything Eleanor
Cheesecloth 
Moss
Liquitex Gesso