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