Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Si Belle ~ Scrap Around the World–October 2014 Challenge

Thanks for stopping by today!  I created a vintage, shabby-chic layout and have entered it in Scrap Around the World October 2014 challenge!

Here is the wonderful mood board they provided:
I had so many inspirations from this mood board!  Here they are:
1.   Everything is so dainty and girly
     ~ that is the feel I wanted to achieve with my LO.
2.   The white-washed bird cage has such a vintage, shabby chic feel that I LOVE
     ~ this is the look & feel that I aimed for in my LO.
3.   The lace on the oh so feminine high heeled shoes & the lace-look cut outs in the girls shirt
~ I used lace from my wedding gown!
4.   There are 3 pictures with butterflies.  Butterflies are a fave of mine
     ~ had to include butterflies in my LO!
5.   Last, but not least, every single picture in the mood board is sooooo memorable! 
~ I hope that my LO is memorable to those that see it.  It is for me, especially because I used lace & pearls from my wedding gown, plus the gorgeous French beauty in the photo just captures my attention.

Here is the result of what I created from these wonderful inspirations:

The new Bo Bunny collection ‘Madeleine’ has really captured my heart!  So, once again I have chosen a page from this stunningly gorgeous collection!  Prima’s ‘Flourish’ stencil is so pretty and coordinates perfectly with this paper.  It reminds me of lace!

Along with a few flat back stick-on white pearls placed in the stencil design; I also intentionally made the stenciling thicker in some areas in hopes of giving it more of a shabby chic look!
This B&W photo of a gorgeous French beauty really took my breath away!  I colorized her dreamy eyes and shapely lips, leaving the rest of the photo B&W.  I love it!  This is how the title came to be “Si Belle” which is French for ‘so beautiful’.   The photo is outlined in pearl-lace trim that is heavily sprayed with the stunningly gorgeous Lindy’s Stamp Gang Starburst “Bodacious Blush”.
After my DH agreed with me that it was time to dust off my wedding gown (21 years hanging in the closet) and make use of it, I decided to use some of the lace and pearls in this layout design.  I really like the shabby chic look of the flowers from my gown – elegant, with a few frays!  I think I did that with my seam ripper when I was removing it (I don’t sew, so…..self-explanatory!  LOL). 
Check out the ‘half’ zipper from my wedding dress right under the photo!  It already had lace trim on it; I added a double beaded strand for even more daintiness.


Another close up of my wedding gown flowers:
The antique blue mulberry roses & the white berry cluster spray are from Wild Orchid Crafts (United Kingdom).   They really look great grouped together!   I sprayed the roses with my most favorite Lindy’s Stamp Gang Glitz Spritz “Scintillating Silver” for some added shimmer.
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!
Hope you have a fabulous day!  Lisa : )

Products used:
Bo Bunny Madeleine collection – “Roses”
Prima Stencil “Flourish”
    -Liquitex Modeling Paste
My wedding gown – lace, pearls and zipper
Wild Orchid Crafts Roses-antique blue & 2-tone pale pink; white berry cluster spray
Hobby Lobby – Ribbon/Pearl trims
Momenta – metal lace butterflies & metal corner piece
Prima – “Meredith Dove” blue butterfly
Recollections – Black glitter alpha stickers & stick on flat back white pearls
Lindy’s Stamp Gang – Starburst “Bodacious Blush” & Glitz Spritz “Scintillating Silver”


  1. Wow! I love that you've used such precious items on your page and that stencilling work is beautiful. Thanks for playing along at SATW!

  2. great, soft and delicate design; love the background; thanks for playing at SATW

  3. I also love this collection! Grat page, , thank you for joining SATW this month, I hope you will like our new Mood Board for November too :), best regards!

  4. This is stunning! I love your color choices! Soft palette my favorite! Awesome masking work! All the best from SATW! :)


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