Thursday, May 05, 2011

Elle's Studio Pages

i have always been a fan of the stuff that Elle comes up with (she is so talented). As you know, i always handwrite my journalling so am often on the look out for places to house it, sometimes stickers and journalling dots can be a pain because my pen won't flow on them properly or the ink gets smudged, but not Elle's stuff! Anyway, i have fallen in LOVE with her latest release, handmade layers. It is the perfect mix of vintage and modern and has such a sweetness about it. And for my UK pals, you'll be pleased to learn that Elle's Shop has low international shipping prices too! Here's a couple of pages i did using the handmade layers collection:

Paper: Crate Paper, Alpha Stickers: Sassafras, Journalling Spots: Elle's Studio, Doilies: Cosmo Cricket, Mist, Stamp: Studio Calico, Ink: JBS for Ranger, StazOn, Other: twine embroidery floss, date stamp. Bottom photo credit: Adam Sayward

In March, i went to stay with a friend in Oxfordshire and we visited Blenheim Palace. We loved it there and had a grand time exploring the grounds and getting lost in the maze! i'd highly recommend it for a day out if you're ever in that area.


Paper: Crate Paper, Alpha Stickers: Sassafras, Buttons: Crate Paper, Journalling Spots: Elle's Studio, Mist, Stamp: Studio Calico, Chipboard: Maya Road, Pearl: Prima Marketing, Punch: Woodware, Embossing Powder: American Crafts  Ink:  JBS for Ranger, StazOn, Versamark, Other: Crochet Doilie, Embroidery Floss, Buttons, Vintage Lace, Beads, Date Stamp. Photo Credit: Steph Bracher.

i have to say, this is the most FUN i've had creating a layout in a long time. Which is saying a lot, because it's always fun. i think because i got a bit techniquey, it felt more like playing. i sprayed the vintage lace with mist to make it that light shade of pink. i use mist in this way so much these days, i wonder how i ever scrapbooked without it. And i enjoyed creating the ice cream cone too. i used a Studio Calico herringbone stamp to make the 'cone' and i double embossed a cloud chipboard piece with Zing! to create the 'ice cream'. Then i just glued some beads on for the 'sprinkles'. i was glad to get a different use out of the cloud chipboard piece. i think i'll be making a cupcake out of one next :) If you have any other ideas on how to use them, please comment and let me know!

3 comments:

Sian said...

Alexa, I saw you over at Jenni Bowlin :) How fantastic is that? Well done, you!

Keshet said...

Love both of these, but especially the second--you can just tell you had a ball making it!

Lara said...

Great LOs Lex! Love the use of the cloud too. I was thinking they might make cute sheep on a baby card or layout.

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