Wednesday, 18 January 2012

DT Project #3 by Minxy: Featuring:

:7DotStudio 'Dreamer' collection
Hello again snazzy folks, here I am back with my third project of the week.
This time I decided I wanted to show off the beauty of the paper so have gone for a scrapbook layout using the oh sooooo pretty 'Daydreaming' sheet from the 7DotStudio 'Dreamer' collection.
I have a love for shabby chic and for grunge so these papers which combine the 2 are just LUSH.
 The page started off with some scraps I had left over from the letter I shared on Monday.
I picked a streampunk pic of myself that I had edited in sepia tones.
I thought I looked like a bit of a dreamer in the pic so I actually cut out the 'dreamer logo' from the bottom of the paper, you know the bit you slice off & throw away..  I added it to one of the 7dotS matching 'dreamer' die-cut elements, roughing up the edges with a distress tool.
To be in keeping with the steampunk theme I used one of the cool snazzys own brand metal steampunk supplies.

But it needed balancing out so I picked some of the very cool Kaisercraft wood flourishes.
I got out my sewing machine and added some lines to look like the cages were suspended by the thread.
I did a bit more sewing before adding a whitewashed bird {i used picket fence distress stain}, I die-cut some Tim Holtz gears out of metal, and aged them up using 'timber brown' stazon.

A few more goes on the sewing machine with more scraps and the page was done!
This is only my third ever 12x12 scrapbook layout {which to be honest I find quite intimidating to make} but with this paper collection it took all the scariness away for me, and I am proper happy with the results. 
So what do you snazzy folks think.. Do you have a paper collection that just rocks your world and makes it easier to craft a layout? {if not you really should try this line..well if I can do it so can anyone!!}
Right that's enough waffle from me.. I'll be back on friday with another project for you
until then.. Stay Inky


craftimamma said...

Fabulous shabby chic layout Nicky. The colours are beautiful and love all the stitching you've added. Wonderful use of these fab papers.

Lesley Xx

Jo said...

Nicky, this is great, love the colours and the positioning of the elements and of courde the sewing - love a bit of grungy sewing! jo xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Another stunning project Nicky, love that shabby chic style and it combines so well with the steampunk elements. The stitching really adds a special touch!

Aquarius said...

Great work with the sewing machine this time - brilliant finished result

Pat Beaumont said...

fabulous layouts - the papers are gorgeous but your work is inspiring

snazzyoriginal said...

Wow, so much work has gone into the details here! I love all the stitching but am not brave enough to have a go with the mini machine I bought ?*!X ago. Great page, great hat too!

Doone said...

i do like the look of the stream punk trinkets, your layout is fab


Dolly Daydreams said...

First visit to your blog and was totally blown away by such gorgeousness ! Fantastic details on here a real treat. Am off for a nose around the rest of your blog !


Gillian .... said...

Beautiful layout Nicky, love the white wash effect against the cream tones, bird cages, cogs the whole steampunk look. x

Kirsten Alicia said...

Forgive me for not leaving a comment on each of your projects. They are ALL very beautiful & original.

craftytrog said...

Love all the elements on this beautiful LO! xox