Monday, January 9, 2012

Just Because I Could.

I don't often get time to scrap just because I want to yesterday I did! I wanted to use these gorgeous Prima Pixie Glen papers that have been lurking in my craft room for months. When Emily was born she was so tiny Justin had to go out and buy some premature baby clothes and one of the things he came back with was a little hat. As soon as we put it on her she looked like a little pixie and the nickname stuck for years so these papers had to be used with a photo of Emily.
As usual I have done lots of fussy cutting and layering......



Our local wool shop sells a really good selection of lace, some of which could probably be classed as antique it has been there so long! If you dig deep there are some great bargains to be had like the thin lace I have used on this page at about 5p a metre!!! I added some around the edge of the white cardstock and to the underneath of the photo mat to soften the edges.



Cutting out all the intricate little details means that when you layer the elements together the page has lots of depth and dimension.



The butterfly is a Websters one that I have scanned and printed off in lots of different sizes.


Stash Used..
Prima Pixie Glen papers and alphabet stickers, Nutmeg AC thickers, Melissa Frances pearls, Websters butterfly (Botanical Christmas papers), lace, adornet number stickers.
TFL
xx

25 comments:

Carol said...

Simply gorgeous page and photo, like your choice of papers, they are so cute!!!! Love all the cutting and the sewing around the photo.

Home sweet home said...

GORGEOUS !!!!
Love all the fab details,
Fab work:)

sutty said...

It's beautiful and soooo much cutting definitely worth it :) A great photo and it works so well with the papers.

Claire said...

Just beautiful Rachael - I've also had these paers sat in my craft room for ages, I keep stroking them, not wanting to cut into them!!! You've inspired me to grab my scissors!!! xx

gwyneth said...

Beautiful Rachael !

Jill said...

Wonderful Rachael! I would think your fingers ached after all that cutting!! It was definitely worth it though! Jill x

sixofone aka Leah said...

Wow rachael this is fantastic. You have really outdone yourself with this one. And Emily looks adorable.

Jolaine Frias said...

Gorgeous page Rachael! I'm glad you had time to play, all the fussy cutting must have taken you long, but well worth the effort. The result is stunning!!!!

Romy said...

Your layout is so so cute! I just adore all the fussy cutting you did here. It looks like a page in a fairytale book.

carlies said...

so very sweet picture and wow so stunning design

hugs carla

Julia said...

This has to be one of your best of late - absolutely beautiful!

Luz Maria Bruna said...

What a precious precious design my friend.I loooove It!!!

Louise said...

and you most certainly have created dimension....such a delicate and pretty layout Rachael x

Handmade Hannah said...

Such an intricate and beautiful layout - I could look at it for ages.

Marelize said...

Oh my, this is just gorgeous! Love all the layers. :)

Scrapstars said...

Gorgeous chabby chic rachael style. :)

Karen leonard said...

Extraordinary layout..superb detailing...must have taken ages! Really love the soft colours. Karen

Annette said...

Such a great LO. Photo is adorable!
What a work of art! with wonderful details!
xoxo Annette

Lesley said...

Oh wow Rachael, what a gorgeous layout. I bought 6 sheets of the Pixie Glen papers in a sale over Christmas for about 30p each and I've just done two layouts with them, definately not in the same league as your stunning layout though. Lesley

Lou Collins said...

Its fantastic Rachael, and how long did all that fussy cutting take you? So glad you are scanning and using those old photos...they are gorgeous xx

Felicity said...

ph Racheal... THANK YOU for stopping by my blog BECAUSE.. I have now found your blog and what can I say.. WOW.. you do beautiful beautiful work.. it is great creating because you want and this page is EXPECTIONAL.. so much fussy cutting.. its stunning.
x

Jackie xxx said...

OMG - this is fabulous as usual. I love how you have so much detail in your layouts, I wish I had your patience - lol.

Nat said...

Gorgeous as always Rachael - love your attention to little details :) Looks like your new scanner is going to keep you verrrry busy!! It looks fab quality xxx

Chris Powell said...

This is so gorgeous.The paper and the cutting out match so well.I have been thinking of sewing around a pictue,now I must try.

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Oh wow!!! This layout is AMAZING!!! What a stunner! :)