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Monday, 2 May 2011

Belle of the Ball

Here is my layout for the May Scrapology Challenge.

The photo is my daughter Catherine ready for her school prom back in 2008.

This is the sketch we used....
based on this layout by Liberty Chance.

I selected three double sided papers from the Prima Marketing Sparkling Spring Collection. All available from Vanessa at Paper Maze.


Pink Apron

Berry Fresh

I took a sheet of plain white 12"x12"paper and cut two strips from the plaid side of the 'Pink Apron' paper. One 3" for the top of the page and the other 3 1/2" for the bottom of the page.

Here is how I made the vine. I took inspiration from Gabrielle Pollacco and a short tutorial video I found on her blog.

Finished vine

I used 2 pearl and gold bead sprays, 4 rose leaves, 2 each of three different sizes of paper roses (these items are all wired), florist's tape, ribbon. All these pieces are available at Hobbycraft.

Start off by taking a bead spray and start winding the tape around the wire stem, where the beads end and the wire starts. This tape binds to itself and is easy to manipulate int shape. Keep twisting your vine as you work your way down adding in flowers and leaves as you go.

Every so often I took the end of a wire from a flower or leaf and pulled it away from the vine so it is not covered by tape. I return to these later.

At the end return to these short wires and wrap round a pencil to make a spiral, then bend into place where you want the tendril to be.

I used a tool handle to spiral the bead sprays.

At the end of the vine twist the tape round on itself so it covers the ends and tear off.

I added a hint of pink to my paper roses with chalk ink and sparkle with Stickles.  The vine can be stitched or glued to the layout.

Pop over to the Scrapology blog for details of the challenge and to enter for your chance of winning the prize generously donated by Jill of Cardinal Colours, to be announced later in the month.

Vanessa of Paper Maze will be offering some blog candy on the Scrapology blog some time this month. So keep a look out for that too.


  1. Beautiful LO Lynn and a such a lovely photograph.
    Great vine technique video x

  2. Beautiful layout of your lovely young lady. Your scrapping complemented her photo so well - highlighting it rather than distracting from it. And that dress is darling. Wonderful!

  3. Your young lady is simply stunning Lynn and that is such a beautiful layout to place her on. Fab step by step for the vine Hun.xxx


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