“Escape” By Di Garling


Posted by Di Garling

31 March, 2016 - ,

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Hello there, thanks for stopping by the blog. Today I have a layout I created featuring my beautiful Grandaughter, Mia. I have used the “Vintage Spring Basics” paper collection. So soft & pretty & just perfect for this photo. For my background I used the “1st of May” paper. I actually fussy cut around the edge of the paper, taking off about a half inch all way round. I took care to cut around the little flowers in the top left corner & bottom right corner. I then distressed the edges & added a little ink before sticking it down onto the stripe paper, being “4th of May”.

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I then cut some strips of contrast papers from the “2nd of May” & the “3rd of May” papers to create some nice layers underneath my photo. This paper collection is just soooo beautiful, the photos  really don’t do it justice.

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Next I made some big & small handmade flowers from the “4th of May” paper (stripes), & I added some little pearl stamens to the centres. So nice to have custom made flowers to match my project. 🙂

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I have also used the “4th of May” paper to matt my photo too. All the chipboard I have used is from 2Crafty Chipboard.

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I have finished off with lots of mauve crushed glass glitter & some tiny pearls scattered around the background.

“Vintage Spring Basics” used….. “1st of May”, “2nd of May”, “3rd of May” & “4th of May”.


Well thats all from me today. I’ll see you back here again in a couple of weeks time.

Until then.


Di Garling

Hi my name is Di Garling. I am married to a very patient man, I have two grown up sons, two grandchildren & a little dog. I owned & operated a Scrapbook shop for eight years here in Australia until I recently sold it & retired. I think retirement is the best kept secret. I love it, it gives me lots of time to enjoy my craft. I still teach scrapbooking & cardmaking once or twice a week, so all in all I am as busy as ever & wouldn't have it any other way.