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

Hugs'n' snogs,
J xx

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


  1. Great Lo and yes you have kept your style perfectly.

    So where is you WOYWW pic. lol

  2. Yeah ...great area ...but it is tidy lol Forgot to say that I love the background paper and have a sheet, somewhere, that is similar but would never have thought to use it on vintage. It is brilliant and works so well for the 50/60/70's decades

  3. Angie saved you - I was just going to complain about the same thing ;)

    I love your page, those birdies are gorgeous. Where can I see the Happy Daze design team work all together? I love that shop - never have many pennies to spend there but am often on their site drooling and adding stuff to my wishlist ;)

  4. Hi Carmen, the DT work is in the gallery of the shop, it is just in the early stages of setting up so nothing has been announced yet re the team but Moira is working on it :D
    Its so exciting for me,I have never been asked to do anything like this before :D
    J xx

  5. Well done Julie, certainly a LO in your style - I love it.

    Toni :o)

  6. Julie

    Lovely layout with beautiful papers - well done


  7. Beautiful Julie jslidfl THanks for Sharing :)


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