Friday, June 20th, 2008

Scrapbooking Layout: Orchid Photos With Paper Lace and Primrose Patterned Paper From the Fleuriste Line by Cosmo Cricket

Scrapbooking Layout of Orchids and Flowers. The Layout Features Patterned Paper by Cosmo Cricket plus Photography, Paper Lace and Hand Painting by Amy Solovay.


Here’s another sneak peek of a lovely paper lace that you will learn to make if you keep reading this web site for more installments of my Free Paper Lace Idea Book. This particular layout was a lot of fun to make, and it is very simple! I love scrapping with the “Fleuriste” line of patterned papers by Cosmo Cricket. They are a no-brainer to use; they are so versatile that you’d be hard-pressed to find photos that don’t work well with them. (As usual, excluding your husband’s hunting/fishing/ football layouts, that is.)


In this layout I created almost all my own embellishments (except for the brads, which are made by Accent Depot.) See the tiny paper flowers that are attached on either side of the paper lace border? I made those from Cosmo Cricket’s Hey Sugar Honey Honey paper. They were super easy to make; all I did was use Fiskars Mini Scallop Paper Edgers to cut around a few of the flower motifs from the patterned paper; then I attached a mini-brad in the center.


Here’s a photo of the “Hey Sugar Honey” Cosmo Cricket paper I used to create the flower embellishments:


Scrapbooking Layout of Orchids and Flowers. The Layout Features Patterned Paper by Cosmo Cricket plus Photography, Paper Lace and Hand Painting by Amy Solovay.


And then here’s a photo of the embellishments before I attached them to the layout (you can click the photo to get an larger picture and take a closer look at them.)


Scrapbooking Layout of Orchids and Flowers. The Layout Features Patterned Paper by Cosmo Cricket plus Photography, Paper Lace and Hand Painting by Amy Solovay.


So, you might be looking at that “embellishment” (for lack of a better word?) that is positioned under the lower left hand flower photo. It’s another one that I made. I made it out of one of my old business cards (I am into recycling!) that I hand painted. Then for another project I wanted to have multicolored punches so I punched out a bunch of small circles and squares. I thought that the punched-out painting looked cool all by itself, but I couldn’t think of a use for it right then. So back in my stash it went. Well, when I was scrapping these pics today looking through my stash I pulled it out and used it. Love doing stuff like that! I have found that if you make a bunch of embellishments from time to time, and you organize them well, you will never be at a loss for things to put on your layouts.


Materials and Supplies



Patterned Paper is
“Primrose”
from the Fleuriste Collection by Cosmo Cricket.
The brads are by Accent Depot.


Additional Techniques Used:



Paper cutting, punching, collage, inking, painting


How To Make The Paper Lace


The techniques for making the paper lace shown on this layout will be covered in detail in my Paper Lace Idea Book. The introduction, chapter one, and part of chapter 2 are already online, so you can get started learning how to make paper lace. So far I have posted the basic information that you will need to get started. Detailed instructions for the paper lace border that you see in this layout have not been posted yet, but more instructions will be posted soon. I invite you to follow my blog for more updates about when the next chapters of the book will be posted.


About This Scrapbook Layout:



This layout features another group of 3 photos of orchids and flowers that I took at the Arboretum in Arcadia, California. I already posted another scrapbooking layout with orchid photos that were taken around this time period.


Thanks so much for dropping by! I sincerely appreciate your interest in my work.

One Comment on “Scrapbooking Layout: Orchid Photos With Paper Lace and Primrose Patterned Paper From the Fleuriste Line by Cosmo Cricket”

  1. Sandi

    great colors and interesting ideas. you could use those little flowers instead of primas if you don’t have the right color. I just threw away a bunch of outdated business cards, never even thought of using them in a layout.

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