Spring Beauty

Posted by Stacey Young

5 October, 2013 - ,

Hello everyone!!!  Stacey Young here with my very first post for the month as Guest Creative Designer. I am thrilled to be here and have had the most fun playing with these gorgeous papers. They are all so beautiful, each one with a delicate print. One thing I love to create is shabby projects, my first one today is featuring the Vintage Spring Basics Collection. I chose the blue tones out of this collection to compliment myself and my 3 gorgeous boys. We are in the midst of our Spring season now in Australia, so the weather has been just beautiful, if anything a little too hot for this time of year! Anyway here is my first creation to share.

“You Are My Reason Why”

you are my reason why

I love the butterfly paper and cut out several of them and scattered them over the page and on some of my other embellishments.  They add a pretty touch to the page.


I love to add layers upon layers to my work and just tucked extra pieces in here and there.  I distressed the edges first and then adhered with foam tape.


More of those adorable butterflies. I also distressed the edges around the whole page and even tore the paper back even further so you can see the print underneath. The papers are lovely and thick and super easy to distress!


These papers were very easy to add stamping and splashes of colour too.


The background paper I used was the 6th of March. It had a gorgeous subtle script to it and I toned the middle section down with Gesso before masking, misting and then adding my embellishments.


I used the following papers from this collection:

4th of March, 5th of March, 6th of March, 7th of March (extra special paper as it’s my eldest sons birthday), 8th of March and the 1st of April.


Other products used: Prima Marketing Flowers and Embellishments, 2 Crafty Chipboard and Hambly Screenprint along with Shimmerz paint mediums.

Thank you for visiting today, I can’t wait to share more with you!


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  • Just beautiful.. you have inspired me to use these papers in a new way. I love the bird’s nest – don’t know if that is wire, but I love the idea. Did I say beautiful??? xxx Ann Marie

  • Rea says:

    So pretty and lovely details added with the adorable photo. Gorgeous DP too.

  • B says:

    Gorgeous photo (your wee sons are beautiful), and your artwork is stunning!!!!!

  • Amazing layout with so many layers, texture and techniques!! Great job with all the masking & misting… you totally brought it all together!! I absolutely love the photo of you & your boys and the super sweet title… it really expresses how much you love your kids!! hugs… Tracy

  • Gabrielle Pollacco says:

    I always enjoy seeing your beautiful work Stacey…so many gorgeous layers and wonderful techniques! Its lovely to have you as our guest this month! xo

  • mm Elena Olinevich says:

    Stacey, I am a big fan of your works and it is such a pleasure to watch what you create with Maja. Inspirations as always

  • Rachelle Sigurdson says:

    Love all your texture & Layers,Beautiful work!

  • so lush and gorgeous!!!