Saturday, September 17, 2011

Snowflakes are Winter's butterflies - Kirsty's embellishment challenge






A few weeks ago I mentioned in passing a blog challenge - Curiouser and curiouser - that I'd found, where Kirsty Merran was offering a giveaway with a twist, namely that she'd made some highly cute and desirable embellishments and was offering them IF you used it in a project - these would then be linked in a blog hop and the whole array of ideas for cute embellishments would be displayed in all it's glory in one inspirational and diverse hop.

Well, this is it - at least my part in it. I'm not sure how inspiration or diverse I've been with my standard 12 x 12 layout, but I had a load of fun. As soon as I opened the envelope, I thought of the phrase 'Snowflakes are winter's butterflies' and this, with my two embellishments became the basis of my planning.

Paint, glimmer mist, a scrap of fabric from Spoonflower, a few scraps of pp, letter stickers, bakers twine, a charm and snowflake brads all took their places on my latest favourite LO base - a sheet of Bazzill (in this case to match the paint) overlaid with 8.5 x 11 kraft paper. I think the embellishments make it - do you?

Now please make your way to the next stop - Becky's gorgeous blog - here. Thank you for hopping by.


21 comments:

Becky Brombley - Craft Jar said...

Great layout. Becky x

Kirsti said...

I have a stamp with that on and it used to be one of favourites...may just have to look it out for for some Christmas Cards this year...

Love the way you have used the embellishments on your LO...

Have a great weekend...

Kirsti xxx

Amanda said...

Such a lovely quote and layout and I like the bakers twine to match the paperclip.

Sian said...

Snowflakes! What a clever idea. I'm loving the way the embellishments are suggesting something different to everyone.

Hope you have a great weekend and happy hopping!

Jo.C said...

Great page - I love the colour combination. It's one I want to try soon.
Enjoy the weekend

Alison said...

I had never heard that quote before...but I like it! Fab LO
Alison xx

jennifer said...

Excellent, I bet this will be the only snowy project along the hop! I love the paint on your layout, and the quote is a great title, lovely. x

Nathalie said...

I love all the textures that you have in this page!!! The painting, the stamping, the metal, it all work os weel together with the embellishments! :) Very nice work!

Nathalie said...

I guess I can't spell this morning! ;P

alexa said...

You matched it beautifully with the hints of red in the photo and the twine - great page!

JulieJ said...

great quote to use for the title.

sutty said...

Beautiful embellishments and a gorgeous LO :)

Louise said...

I would never have thought to use the embellies on a winter layout. They are perfect and your layout with all the different textures is gorgeous xx

Hannah said...

Great LO :) Love the colours and embellishments :)

Miss Smith said...

But I love 12x12 :D This is so lovely and all the stash coordinates together so well with the photos. Really great textures as well with the mist, twine and metal. Totally agree with everyone about the quote - I've not heard it but it's perfect here!

Thanks for taking part, and making such a lovely project!

Kate Bucci said...

Beautiful LO, I've never heard that quote before! And such a change to see a wintery page while everyone else is doing summer. Lovely!

Jo said...

I love, love, love your layout Ali and those embellishments are so cute x

Sue said...

Fab layout! Lovely quote and stamping :)

Wrightboysmum said...

The LO really suits the embellies. It's very nice. Enjoy the hop.

Wrightboysmum said...

The LO really suits the embellies. It's very nice. Enjoy the hop.

Sandra said...

Ali, the embellishment is perfect for your layout - I love the idea you came up with for a snowflake layout.