Another day of scrapping instead of doing 'necessary' duties around the house! LOL!
Scrapping is much more rewarding!
This is the final Glamour Shots photo I'm scrapping of myself, taken in 1993 at age 32.
I'm a purple-holic (times a million) for those that don't know me.
I knew which paper collection to dive into and that is Maja Design's Enjoying Outdoors collection!
I usually don't scrap on "busy" printed paper, but the flesh colored background with the absolute perfect match of fuchsia color in the flowers to the earrings & vest I have on just could not be overlooked.
I took inspiration from other papers in the same collection to frame the photo.
The colors that emerged during the creation process reminded me so much of Mardi Gras.
Being a Louisiana girl, I couldn't pass up the chance to use it in my title....
and you will see close ups of the fleur di lis embellishments later.
Also, I'm drawn to the paisley shape. I always have been and I don't know why.
With the nice swirls in my vest and the oh-so-phenomenally-gorgeous Dusty Attic paisley chipboard,
it just seemed fitting to title this layout "Mardi Gras Paisley".
I emboss-painted the beautiful paisley chipboard because it deserved to be multi-colored!
Blue Fern Studios Imagine Ink embossing powder Celestial gave some outline and WOW what sparkly!
The green is BFS Summer Leaves that has gold sparkles in it and the gold is 14 Karat.
The fuchsia color is simply inked in Perfect Plumeria & topped with Frosted Lace Stickles.
Bling and metallic nailheads added some extra interest to the piece.
Now for the girly flower arrangements!
I must first start with Carrie's (my dear, sweet friend who makes gorgeous flowers!)
beautiful purple-plum-periwinkle flowers!
OMG! They were so perfect to add the extra "Oomph" I was looking for!
Here are close ups at different angles of the flower arrangements.
All of the darker purple flowers were handmade by Carrie!
How perfect that she placed beautiful gold beads and a stick pin top to the centers!
I gotta say it again....it was meant to be!
Check out the two fleur di lis embellishments.
I rubbed gold wax on both of these pieces for added "goldness".
Thank you again so very much for visiting and any comments are always read and taken to heart.
Have a wonderful week! Lisa : )
Martha Stewart Punch set - Crotchet Loop
The Dusty Attic - Paisley #3
Jolee's Fleur di Lis
Tattered Lace dies -
Prima Flowers - lavender
Wild Orchid Crafts -
Viva Decor - Inka Gold - "Gold"
Bling - Lavender, green, gold nailheads
VersaMagic Chalk Inks - Perfect Plumeria & Purple Hydrangea
Michael's - glittery gold cardstock; oval purple fiber bead; metal fleur di lis charm