This week ESS Design Team member Melinda Miller shows us how to create an adorable layout incorporating three dimensional roses, a lot of vintage elements, and Authentique's Cherish collection - so sweet! Here's Melinda's tutorial:
Paper Collection: Authentique - Cherish
Papers used from the collection: Cherish
· Cherish One
· Cherish Two
· Cherish Enhancements
· Cherish Components
· Bazzill – Yellow
· Bazzill Green
Pink/Green Striped Satin Ribbon
Dylusions Ink Spray - Fresh Lime
Radiant Rain Spray - Ice
Distress Inks - Antique Linen, Victorian Velvet, Wild Honey
Bling: Borders, swirls, leaf
Layer 1. I chose to use the Cherish One as my background. I sprayed a paper doily Dylusions Spray in lime, and then with Luminarte "ice" spray; I cut it in half; I then adhered it to the center of the right side of the layout (see photo above of finished layout - the doily looks sort of like leaves behind the flowers...). Photo sizes are a standard 4 x 6. Mat sizes for photos are 4.25 x 6.25. I arranged both photos in the center of the layout as shown above; the top photo is mounted on pop dots.
Layer 2: Cut decorative borders with a die cut machine, decorative scissors, or decorative border punches using both sides of Cherish Two. These should be about 7" long and around 3/4" wide. Distress the edges with Tim Holtz Antique Linen. Top border was adhered with pop dots and bottom border with tape runner.
Layer 3: Create a third border using the pink side of Cherish Two; this one should be about 8" wide and 2 1/2" wide with a decorative edge on the bottom. Distress edges with Antique Linen. Adhere from right side of layout about 1" up from bottom. Cut pink/green striped satin ribbon a bit longer than the bottom border, about 9"; cut end in inverted triangle. Adhere with tape runner from right side of layout about 1/2" above the decorative edge of the wide border. From the Enhancements cut-apart sheet I used the rose border and accordion folded it about every 1/2", adhering it down just a bit above the ribbon. Adhere bling border just below accordion folded strip as shown.
Layer 4: I hand-rolled roses that were cut with my die machine; you can use a floral die such as the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die to achieve a similar effect. Begin by gently folding the petals of center flowers around a quill tool or stylus as shown below until a rose center is created; gradually add more layers of folded flowers around the center piece until desired effect is achieved. I distressed the edges with Tim Holtz, Victorian Velvet.
Layer 5: Cut swirls in green to accent flowers and add leaves, both handcut and premade - whatever you have in your stash that will work. Add flourish and rhinestone bling.
Layer 6: Added embellishments from the Enhancements sheet as desired to complete your layout.
Thanks to Melinda for another beautiful layout - I love the rolled flowers and accordion-folded border... it's those little touches that can really make a layout something special!