Monday, March 12, 2012


This is a page I created for a challenge going on over at Stay True to God, they have three amazingly generous RAKs to give out so take a peek here! I opted to try go for level three which meant using all four colors, (lavender, ice blue, cream and grey), three embellishments (flowers, bling, pearls or lace) one shape (damask or diamond) and one technique (one of three stamp tutorials or handmade flowers) and this was my final result! Oddly enough it turned out exactly the way I pictured it in my mind from the beginning. A rare occurrence I can assure you!

I've only used three sheets of paper for this entire page, including all of the handmade flowers. The blue paper and grey papers are from My Mind's Eye 28th Street Market from Michaels and I used a sheet of Basic Grey's Little Black Dress line with the damask shapes.
I handmade all the flowers using the Tim Holtz tattered florals die and the Regal Flourishes texture fade. Using this tutorial I posted in my first post. I topped them off with various bits of bling and pearls while tucking some crystal and pearl flourishes randomly throughout.
The colors turned out to be a bit harder than I anticipated, at least the lavender. It turns out I am not a big 'purple' person, so I opted to add it as an accent color. Mainly in the form of the milled lavender distress ink and acrylic paint.
I used a Melody Ross chipboard tag which I sanded down, primed, re-sanded, painted blue with Martha Stewart's Pearl acrylic paint in Jet Stream. I edged it in lavender acrylic paint and used my finger to add a grained look.

Thanks for stopping by and remember to check out the challenge over at STTG!


  1. Such a beautiful layout! Well-done!

  2. Annie you did an AMAZING job on this layout... I LOVE it... especially your gorgeous handmade flowers!!! :) hugs... Tracy