3 years ago
Wednesday, 7 October 2009
First DT project :D
This is my first ever DT project using the lovely MME Andrea Victoria page kit available here for just £5.25 :o from Happy Daze - I still have loads of bits left to use too :D
Its the first time I have worked on a kit like this and just used what was in it, I'm used to just grabbing what I want out of my cupboard but I really enjoyed it :D
When I first saw the photos I loved them but wasn't sure how to make them work with my style, but I loved how it turned out :D
I used my cricut Home Decor cart to cut out the frame, branch, birds and flowers out of the cardstock, but made sure I started further in the sheet so that I could cut out the frame to use as a backing for my distressed paper.
I cut down the full sheet of PP and wet the edges then roughed them up with my file, then inked to give my usual grungey look.
I tend to use colourbox chalk inkpads because I like that they show up even on dark cardstock.
I think inking the edges give the PP shapes definition against the busy background.
I LURRVVE primas as you know and was delighted to see the Camelot roses as I don't have those ones LOL
I grouped the prima pearls and gems together to resemble berries - I always think things look better using the rule of odd numbers, just more pleasing to the eye :)- and also used them as centres for my Cricut cut blossoms.
Originally I was just going to put the photo straight in the frame, but it looked a bit boring, so I cut it down and created a grunget distressed PP fram withing the frame I just wet the edges, then rolled and distressed with a file, then inked of course LOL
The only thing I added of my own was the "mum" letters stamped with a little Prima alpha set which I love :D
I'm really pleased that it still looks my style :D
Edited to add just for you Angie heres my WOYWW - Whats On Your Workdesk Wednesday
LOL this is pretty tidy for me to be honest :D I can actually see my cutting mat and I give it a quick wipe last night LOL :D