Monday

Lake View...

This past weekend I attended a crop for National Scrapbook Day. As always, I over-packed and over-estimated how much work I'd actually get done! 
I taught a group of friends how to make the Kensington Handbag and they all turned out great. Of course I completely forgot to take photos when they made them. Saturday night I did gather up a few from their tables so that I could share with you- the one in the front is personalized with a college logo and the leopard print tote in the middle was actually furry! Too cute, all of them.
But, onto one of this weekend's projects... I used one of the dies from the Sew Pretty collection- Cherish The Moment to make myself a sturdy frame. Out came the Nuvo embellishment mousse once again (this stuff is AWESOME) and the black card stock turned into a beautiful golden frame with just a rub of my finger.
Next I grabbed the Filligree Flourish set to cut out a pretty floral border; I pieced it with pink and green before layering it over some foam for dimension.
Ages ago I picked up a paper from Prima that had vintage cigar label images on it. I had no idea what I'd end up doing with it but the colors were just so pretty. One of the labels fit inside the gold frame perfectly!
More layers using Fanciful Flourish in green and Celtic Dream to cut a doily. Again, lots of dimension was created in between each element using chipboard.
The finished piece needed a calm background to allow it to pop so I layered it all on top of a gold metallic card stock and slipped it into a frame from the thrift. 
I'm really pleased with the final composition- think I'll go hang it on one of my bedroom doors.

xo,

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