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Thursday 1 December 2011

Quintessentially English

This is my layout for the December challenge over on Scrapology.

December's choice of layout brings you the scrapping skills of Pamela Young and this pretty page created for Miss Fancy Pants on http://www.scrapbook.com/.

You are challenged to create a page using 'filters', These can be purchased from Fancy Pants, or you can create your own with coffee filter paper, tissue or other papers. They can be used as they are, or they can be coloured with mists or paints. They can be pleated, cut or scrunched. We are looking forward to seeing what you do with yours.

Here is the sketch for this month:

My page was made using a photo of my daughter, Emily taken when we visited our friend Frances in Devon back in August. She took us along to a charity garden party run by her WI friends. We had tea and cake in the beautiful garden and Frances even found has for us all to wear. We had a great afternoon, enjoying this very English occupation. For more details see HERE.

I used:
Coffee filter paper
Cosmic Shimmer Mists
Butcher's Twine
Perfect Pearls
Decorative eyelet
Prima letter stickers
Cosmo Cricket - Odds and Ends Collection - Remnant, Scraps, From A to Z, Sampler, trinkets. I have been waiting to use these papers for some time and they were perfect for this photo, the colours were ideal and the roses are a perfect march for those in the garden.

I took my coffee filter paper and sprayed it with Cosmic Shimmer mists in green and bronze. I left this to dry while cutting the patterned papers.

I chose the striped side of 'Sampler' as my background.
I cut a large circle from 'Remnant' using the roses side and the outer edge of the very large Creative Memories circle template. This was set overlapping the bottom and right side of the layout, then trimmed the edges level with the base page, but not stuck down yet. 

I cut another circle from the red polka dot side of  'Fom A to Z' using the inside of the template. I cut this in half and took 1/4"of the straight side of each. I stuck these semi circles to a piece of 'Trinckets' about 1/2" apart and cut out leaving a border of about 1/2" around the outside. This was then mounted onto the 'Remnant' Circle. This also needs trimming where it overlaps the edge of the layout.

I chose and cut out the elements I wanted from 'Scraps' paper.
I added journalling to one, made a second into a tag (with a large flower eyelet and butcher's twine), and cut a third with a short quote. I set these aside and flipped the paper over to the green side. From here I cut a strip about 10" x 2" and trimmed this with a Marthar Stewart Border punch.

When the coffee filter papers were dry I cut one into 1" strips, pleated it ans stuck it to the edge of the largest circle of patterned paper to make a frilly edging. This could then be stuck to the layout, and the other circular pieces stuck in place on top.  Attach the scalloped border about 1" up from the bottom of the page, about 2" in from the left.

Next I arranged my photos according to the sketch, and added the three elements cut from the 'Scraps' paper. I stuck these all in place when happy with the arrangement.

I used Linda's Tattered Flowers die and the Sizzix to cut a lot of  flowers from the second filter paper and scrunched these up and smoothed them out again. Then I layered them up to make three flowers adding a gem to the centre of each. These were then arranged and stuck to the layout.

I added my title with the Prima letter stickers before adding more gems and some perfect pearls to decorate the elements already on the page.

Thank you for looking and do visit Scrapology for more details of this challenge 'F is for Filter'.


  1. Love the Odds and Ends range and I remember reading about your afternoon tea. The two go beautifully together to make a gorgeous LO x

  2. Beautiful layout Lynn. I love the colours and those flowers are gorgeous.

  3. A stunning page once again Lynn, just loving the colour combo and your filter flowers....gorgeous!


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