Monday, May 02, 2011

Be Gentle

i'm currently taking Jenni Bowlin's class over at Big Picture Classes. Jenni has always been a bit of a scrap crush of mine, way back when she used to appear in magazines frequently and desiging for Lil'Davis Designs. When she started her own line of products i was over the moon and i have quite a hoard of them. So taking a class with Jenni is a delight and it's inspiring me to use more vintage stuff on my layouts. This is a layout i created for our first Creativity Challenge, to use vintage millkcaps on a project.

Cardstock: Core'dinations for Jenni Bowlin, Buttons, Paper, Alphabet Stickers: Jenni Bowlin, Other: twine, vintage paper, vintage milk top, crepe paper. Tools: Sandpaper, Tiny Attacher.

Core'dinations is just about the loveliest cardstock out there, i always lightly sand it to highlight the pattern. Speaking of which, have you seen the latest Core'dinations line for Jenni Bowlin? It's soooo pretty! And completely different to anything they've done before.

i had some fun playing with crepe paper for this layout. i used my trusty scalloped scissors (yes, the ones i have had about 8 years and hardly ever use!) to cut the crepe paper and folded it around the punched cardstock. i also twisted it so i could use like raffia and tied it on the buttons, as i would with regular ribbon.

Remember to be gentle with yourself, and others too!


Pam said...

Great layout !! I love Jenni's products - they make creating fun ! Enjoy your class with her!

Emily @SweetlyScrapped said...

Love the way this layout is done! SO sweet :)

Nirupama said...

great project, good to know it's never to late to use those scallop scissors I have taking space!

Keshet said...

Love this, Alexa!

Jenni said...

this is gorgeous!!!

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