Sunday, 17 April 2011

Using up old stash- My Little Shoebox

I was trying to sort out my stash two weeks ago and wanted to sell or RAK away some items that I used to buy on impulse. Sadly, after two days of taking things out and packing them back in again, I am not much better from where I started with. It does not help that you have a young daughter at home who coos over every piece of paper you are sorting through and keeps telling you to keep that because she can use it for her own scrapbooking and art projects! Wonder where that DNA came from? Lols!

Anyway, I found some papers from My Little Shoebox amongst my paper stash and decided to use them up. So I ended up with a layout, 2 cards and an altered frame from the leftover scraps in a night and I was so so so proud of myself after that! This is the layout that I had created for my girl. She was 6 when the pictures were taken. Everytime I go through the photos to select for scrapping, I can't help thinking where did all the time go to? She just grew overnight from that cranky baby to this young, fiesty lady.

I cut up the die-cut paper to fit into the top corner and also cut out some flowers from another paper to use as embellishments. The photos were matted ontp a journalling card from Prima. How versatile is that! I also used one of the new Prima crystal lace as the border below the photos, together with the rosette ribbon trim from Websters Pages. A close-up of the layered flowers, with Prima flowers, a glittery butterfly from old stash and a new charm from Bo Bunny.

This is the altered frame measuring 4 by 4 inches. I bought the frame from Daiso, a thrift store here, and mixed in some clear granular gel with yellow acrylic paint and painted it onto the frame before sticking on the paper cut-outs. The trees and the clouds were from Maya Road tree chipboards and they were a good fit for the papers too. The wordings were stamped on from an old Unity stamp. I added some stickles onto the birds and tree trunks for some 'bling' and the flower petals were from Prima and had been in my stash forever too!

With the leftover papers, I made two simple cards. Such a high from a scrappy, inspired weekend! Thanks for coming by and have a good week ahead!

1 comment:

Cynthia Lloréns said...

I loved your work!!!
I was delighted with everything I saw here.
His works are a source of inspiration. Congratulations!
Have a Happy Easter!
Hugs from Brazil