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Thursday, April 19, 2012

black lace layout

My blog is a little early, but I am up to my ears in work at the moment and wanted to get it out of the way. This layout shows how you can use plain cardstock and make your own pattern, with a piece of lace curtain and black spritz. Sometimes I mix my own, if I dont want sparkle and glimmer in it(hard to believe i know). I saw a dress in a shop with pale pink and a black lace overlay and this inspired me with this layout. The combo works well together and just right for vintage pages. These two girls are relatives, but I dont know just where they fit in the family as it is so long back lol I have made some flowers using rose creations to cut out mulberry paper and pink organza.(the organza takes a bit of effort to cut out, but is worth it in the end) I then heat the organza with heat gun to scrunch up the petals. Also I have cut some pink velvet into circles, and carefully edged them with white dimensional paint and sprinkled white glitter over them, add a nice center and this makes a lovely simple flower, too I have added a piece of Dusty Attic chip as a vine and the new antique frame from spellbinders(this is embossed in gold) hope you are inspired!!


  1. Great way to add interest to plain cardstock Sue,love the frame and flowers are gorgeous.

  2. Great technique Sue, love the photo too :)

  3. yes I am a very lucky person as I have heaps of old photos, my family were really into photos from an early time, as a lot of them were artists of some sort or another...