Saturday, July 28, 2012

Fifth and Final Album Contest Layout

This is the final layout submitted for the album contest, and actually it was the first layout that I completed.  I had seen these pre-printed canvas layouts at a scrapbook store in Orlando and the wheels started turning.  I love stamping on canvas.  My mom is an artist and has tons of canvas laying around so I went to her studio and grabbed a roll.
The base of the layout (white part) is the canvas.  I embossed the Fleur de lif on a separate piece of canvas with black embossing powder, cut each piece out and popped them up on the layout, then adding an assortment of buttons with black waxy flax.
Each square is 2x2 inches of an assortment of coordinating B&T paper, positioned to create a quilt, then popping up every other piece to add more dimension.
Here is the second that I had created this layout before the rules were provided I had left the photo area empty while I finished the layout.  I knew I wanted butterflies on the layout so I made several butterflies in different sizes and colors with the CTMH Cricut AP cartridge, adding wire for the antennas.
My friend has an embroidery machine, so off I went with more pieces of canvas to her house and learned how to embroider, that was fun!  I embroidered the title on two separate pieces of canvas, first "Release your inner hero, the possibilities" and the second "are endless".  I then cut the canvas and adhered them to cardboard and popped them up on the layout.
I hand stitched, stamped and formed each flower from an assortment of CTMH ribbon, adding buttons to the center of the flowers.
I had planted flowers in my garden earlier in the spring and they were now ready for my layout.  My friend Rachel came over and took the picture of me holding the butterflies. Off to Walgreens I went for one photo development, came home and placed the picture on the layout, then adding the butterflies I had made so it looked like more were fluttering from my hands.
Here's a close up of the ribbon flowers.  I hope you have enjoyed the layouts.  Coming soon will be the Extravaganza presentation and artwork, with complete technique tutorials.  Have a great weekend.


  1. Beautiful! Love all the detail you put into your pages. The canvas, butterflies and flowers are just amazing. So talented girl!

  2. I really enjoy our blog.. you are soo creative with your CTMH products and I love your ingenuity and helpful tips... my first time to visit your blog. Planning to move to Port Orange next year... is that close to you at all??? Thanks! Kathi

    1. Yes, that is about an hour away, can't wait to meet up!

  3. Love the ideas from just ten minutes on your blog! I'll def be a follower!!!Thanks for your inspiration!


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