Friday, July 15, 2011

Layout Share - My Butterfly

I was really excited when I got an email from Miss Kim Watson (a rockstar and the next Guest Designer at Studio Calico, I can't wait to see what she comes up with!).  She asked if I'd contribute a layout to an article she was writing about handmade flowers for a special issue of CK.

Of course I said YES!

My layout was on page 47, a simple handmade flower, called 'Sweetly Snipped Blooms'.  It was in a special Tips and Tricks issue for Fabulous Flowers, and you can still pick it up HERE

Anyway, on to my layout:

I used a lot of fun products here.  Lots of strips, which was fun. 
There's Vanilla cardstock trimmed with a scallop, alongside Claudine Hellmuth sticky-backed canvas in NATURAL (woot!) for added texture.  I hand cut the scallop on the canvas after tracing a scallop ruler I bought at the Dollar Tree eons ago. 
There's tons of Crate paper, Snow Day and Restoration for color.
American Crafts mixtape (LOVE) and foam alphas,
my Martha butterfly punch.
And buttons.  Lots of buttons.  With stitching too.
Here's a closeup of the snipped flowers I made for this assignment:

Obviously I'm obsessed with the scallop, and Morgan is obsessed with butterfly face paint.  I swear every time face paint becomes an option, she metamorph's into one.  (Is metamorph a word?  I'll have to check with Words With Friends, lol).  Anyway.... 

Guess what? There's a pre-CHA sale at Two Peas in a Bucket for 15%-75% off Select Products. The sale runs July 14-22, so go check it out!

Crate Paper is part of that sale, so you could recreate the above layout at a discount.  woot! 
I also saw lots and lots of Thickers.  Bestill my heart. 

Have a great day!  Davinie


  1. How exciting! What a cute layout! Love the strips, stitching and flowers!

  2. What's so cool about this layout is that the flowers, border strips and stitching draw my eye to the photos not away from them. It all works so great together!
    Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. Congrats on the email, and this is such a beautiful LO, definitely the scallops and cute flowers are perfect for these cute pics of your dd!

  4. Anonymous3:16 AM

    wow that LO is soooo pretty Dav! love, love, love :)

  5. Your page is awesome Davine...& !THANK-YOU! again for helping me out with my article! Your flowers ROCK!!

    PS: Looking for forward to guesting for SC this month.