Monday, February 20, 2012

She's all that...

I wanted to create a cute layout of my preteen girl that would be feminine, sophisticate but not to old for her age. My daugther loves scrapbooking and she is especially very keen on knowing how I created certain elements, whether it is a flower, a crafty boarder or anything I made from scratch.

I had these amazing canvas butterflies from Maya Road for quite a while, and wasn't sure how and where to use them. Of course, doing a layout about my daughter inspired me... So here is what I did with one of them.

I layered a lot of glimmer mist, and I top coated it with Maya Mist in Silver Plated. I love this product! I then added some pearls (perfect pearl) and used glimmer glam to colour them (many different colours). I placed a pretty Prima flower to enhance the beauty of the butterfly.

I made another butterfly for the other page, but a pink one. I painted swirls all over the canvas with Chandelier glimmer glam to create a resist and spayed Party Pink glimmer mist on top. The resist effect worked, but the swirls were so pale that I re-painted them with Pearl acrylic paint (Adirondack). Here is the result...

To add a bit of relief, I created a border with a few stripes of paper and one of my favorite border punch (Fiskar); I used foam squares to attach it to the layout.

So here is the end result:

I used a very girly yet sophisticate looking paper collection - Posh - from Theresa Collins. It was love at first sight between this paper and I and I knew I would use it for my daughter! The letters I used are from BasicGrey and I misted them with Snow White Maya Mist for an iridescent look. Since I did this layout at a crop, I didn't have a wide choice of letters. I find them a little overpowering for the layout... but at the same time, they give a little childish look to the whole layout! So I like it!

Thank for reading!


  1. so many fine details; you are a master at layering and grouping! She must have been over the moon when she saw it... une super reussite!

  2. So beautiful! I love all of the details. The colours are perfect!!