Wednesday, 19 March 2014

My Delicate Blooms

Good morning everyone! I thought I would share a bit of sunshine today with this scrapbook layout of some of the clematis which grow in my polytunnel.  Living so far north they won't grow outside, but do very well under plastic and I really enjoy sitting beside them with a cup of coffee and just enjoying their wonderful colours.  Many of you probably grow them quite easily, but for us they are a delicate bloom!

I really enjoy making my own sprays from Distress Ink Re-inkers and for this layout I mixed some Victorian Velvet with Perfect Pearls in a Ranger mini mister.  I like these as you can mix just a small amount and as it has a very fine nozzle  results in a more delicate touch!

Once the misting has dried I undo the mister bottle and use the nozzle bit inside to drop small droplets of spray over the top. It is a bit hit and miss but you can always make it lighter by rolling kitchen towel over it immediately to take some of the colour away.

I layered my sprayed card stock onto a larger piece of 12 x 12 having first cut out a border - this allows use of the rest of the paper for flowers giving a more coherent look.

I have used the Tattered Florals die to make the spiky flower, just two layers and made a rolled flower (tutorial on my blog HERE) for the centre.  The smaller flowers were made with Donna Salazar's Bitty Blossoms Die - again one of my favourites.  I am also enjoying the new Garden Greens and Spring Greenery dies and the beauty of the Garden Greens is that it cuts thick card really well and all it needed was a coat of Picket Fence Distress Crackle.

Lastly I stamped some butterflies using Victorian Velvet and Dusty Concord Distress Inks and added a few more vintage items to complete the cluster.

Thank you for joining me today and I hope the sun is shining wherever you are!

Jennie x


  1. This is so beautiful Jennie, a work of art! Love it! Chris xxx

  2. so pretty Jennie -a really gorgeous page xx

  3. Your layout is gorgeous Jennie, I love the picture of the clematis (my DH's favourite) and the background you created works so beautifully. Your flowers, as ever, are wonderful. Anne xx

  4. Love this LO beautiful flowers, picture and handmade.

  5. This is, as your title says, so delicate. The misting and the colour palette you have used are perfect for this layout. Stunning photo. Cheers, Di