Monday, February 14, 2011

Websters Pages

I have never really used many Websters Pages papers before, I don't really know why as they are gorgeous! I managed to get some of the Lullaby Lane in the sale over at Angel Crafts so decided to have a go at scrapping with them last week. I cut the centre out of the In Due Time paper and trimmed and distressed the outside edges. I found a piece of coordinating Prima paper from my pile of stash and used that as my background paper. I like to have some kind of edge on my pages whether that is a stitched line or trimming and matting as I have done on this page, it just stops your eye running off the page.

 I cut out the floral pattern from the vellum and used it in two corners of the aperture I had cut previously and pushed my matted photo underneath just letting the leaves overhang slightly.

 My page wouldn't have been complete without butterflies but I wanted them to be more subtle so I punched them out of the vellum and then bent them in half instead of layering two together to add depth.
I have been looking for some green craft wire to make some little spirals to go with my flowers, so far I have yet to find what I am looking for so I had to improvise. The little white flowers come on quite a long wire, which when you want the flowers flat on your page aren't needed. So I snipped off the wires and wound then around my pokey tool giving me the spirals that I wanted.

I really really love using pearl swirls on my pages and buying the slightly bigger ones means that you can then into smaller pieces and spread them around your page making them go a bit further!

I have had a lovely weekend, I went down to Plymouth to stay with my friend Jill, I have to say her and her husband John were the perfect hosts! We did a bit of craft shopping which was a real luxury for me and although I was quite restrained I did manage to get some really lovely bits including some more distress inks to add to my collection. On Saturday she took me to the Plymouth Crop, I finally got to meet up with Sarah Youde which was lovely. We have chatted on line for a few years and a couple of attempts to meet up had failed in the past so it was great to get meet and spend the day chatting and scrapping. Fingers crossed I will be able to get down there again in the summer for another scrappy weekend.
I didn't take many photos mainly because of the weather but on Saturday we did manage to get out and take a few shots and I got to use my new lens which I had for Christmas. Here are two of my favourites.

Right off to start sorting out the house, you know what it is like if you go away for a few days!! It was worth it though.


Lisa said...

Glad you had a great weekend Rachael and love those pics too especially the bottom one! very atmospheric :-D


Sarah xx said...

What a simply stunning LO - the Websters pages are beautiful with all your embellies and pearls on them. I wouldnt know where to start making something like this. Gorgeous! xx

Mini said...

Oh wow! Just stunning!
Sue x

Jill said...

Great page there Rachael! You are welcome here whenever you want to come down, just say the word!! Wonderful to see you. Jill x

Louise said...

wow a stunning layout, there is so much to look at. beautiful photos too :)

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