Friday, 6 May 2011

Scrapology - V is for Vine.

This month over at Scrapology our challenge is V is for Vine. Here is my DT contribution for our May Challenge.

We lifted this layout below for the challenge and it was created by a lady called Liberty Chance, please do pop along to her blog and pay her a visit.

Thank you Liberty for allowing us to lift your lovely work.

Here is the sketch that we worked from :)
Lynn found an excellent online video tutorial by the mega talented and super lovely Gabrielle Pollaco on how to create handmade vines. Sometimes we don't want to use, or cannot simply afford to use the shop bought vines and so this was a fab chance to make them ourselves, I shall definately have a go at this technique again!

For my page, I used papers from the Websters Pages 'Hollywood Vogue' range. I used 2 identical sheets ( Stardom) and the journal stickers are from the new range by Crate Paper called 'Emma's Shoppe'. I used a wide strip of the reverse side of the second sheet to lay across the layout behind the photo. before sticking it down I gently inked along the edges and then popped a fine black mat behind the photo. I then misted the background with 2 different Cosmic Shimmer Mists and cut out and layered up some peices of the paper taken from the bottom of the 2nd sheet. The peacock tail was then peppered with Stickles to highlight the feathers.

I ordered some peacock feathers from ebay and wired them up, adding some leaves, chiffon roses and a glittered butterfly. I then finished it off with crystals.
The page itself is all about Lauren's long term fear of peacocks, such a shame as they are such beautiful birds....but there is no convincing her that they are anything less than pure evil!

We would love to see you join in with this months have plenty of time still.
Warmest wishes


  1. Such a gorgeous page Anita. Very clever to create a vine using feathers - so pretty and effective.

  2. As soon as I saw the DT LO's on the Scrapology page yours was my favourite and i have been checking for your "how I did it" post ever since :) tfs your beautiful work x

  3. Wow, a beautiful LO. There is so much going on and yet it does not look too busy, really clever. I did not realise that there was a particular phobia for Peacocks. Such a shame that she is frightened of something so beautiful.

  4. Thank you so much for your very kind comments :)..xx

  5. A gorgeous and very glamorous page Anita. I have done a page for the challenge, just need to upload

  6. Thank you Sarah :). I look forward to seeing your layout too!.x

  7. Beautiful page Anita - Absolutely Stunning!!!

  8. Gorgeous, I love the feathers! Thanks for stopping by at my blog!x

  9. Beautiful layouts Anita. I love the peacock feathers on the first one, gorgeous colours and a great picture of your daughter :)
    Love your cupcake lo too, I enjoy baking them and eating them too so I have full sympathy with your title lol!
    hugs Debbie xx

  10. This is beautiful, as you say its strange what people fear, not reason to it. Love the colours. Hope to see this IRL soon.