Monday, October 19, 2009

Melanie's Monday Column 10-19-09

It's time for a all new kit, Crow's Nest and it's available now!

I split the kit up into a couple different projects this month. I have a couple layouts, an altered home decor' piece and a really cool canvas.

This week I'll share my layout called Sweet Sunny Smile. When I seen the Prima Sunflowers in the kit, I knew I had the perfect photos to go along with the flowers. These flowers would be really pretty on the front of a mini book or an altered table top decoration for many possibilities!

I cut most of the paper elements out from a sheet of the Basic Grey paper, using them throughout my page. To embellish the cutouts I used the Jenni Bowlin circle letters , they are a perfect fit along with the Maya Road leaf pins. I attached a couple pop-dots to the back and bent the paper a bit (to do this I just roll the paper on a pencil to get a nice curve). Gotta love texture on your page!

Included in the kit is 2 ColorBox Chalk Cats Eye Inks in Yellow Citrus and Pumpkin Spice. For my photo mat I added my picture to a piece of plain white cardstock, tore the edges and inked with both colors and then spritz a bit of green glimmer mist for the lovely glimmer!

If you notice, on the upper left hand side of my picture here, I did some masking. This was done to the entire layout before anything was added. I felt the paper was just a bit to orange and wanted to tone it down a bit by using some distress inks and a mask (the mask I used was one of the elements I cut out--as seen in the first couple photos. I flipped it over and used the back side for the mask.)

Again, I just want to point out the flower, I just love the texture of them on this layout.

One of my favorite pieces in the kit is the Tim Holtz Metal Frame. Since my layout had to do with my DD's smile, what a perfect word to add.

Thanks for stopping on this week...

Here's a peek of next week:



  1. I love that you masked the whole paper it really toned it down well. Great layout!!!

  2. I love your page! I cant wait to see next week! It looks interesting!