Hi everyone! Elodie Lusseau with you today and I’m thrilled to be guest designing for Spellbinders. First, let me briefly introduce myself! I live in a village by the sea in the West of France with my partner, our two daughters, and our dog. I discovered scrapbooking 6 years ago and I’ve been passionate about it ever since. I love making layouts and cards, adding dimension to my projects, and creating fun designs. And I’m a real paper freak!
I have a thing for flowers and I like using them on my projects. So I was excited to play with the beautiful Blooming Garden collection by Marisa Job! For my first post, I was inspired by the pretty floral dies and I made a soft and girly page with a sweet photo of my youngest daughter in our garden last spring.
I started by die-cutting four panels in dark patterned papers using the gorgeous Swirl Lattice Panel die and I made two doilies by placing a panel across another one. I added a doily at the top of the page, cut the other one in half and adhered it on the edge of my layout. I love the soft and delicate look they give to the page and how they pop against the light background!
I placed my photo on the top doily with foam tape and turned to the embellishing part. I die-cut pretty Blooming Garden flowers and branches in several patterned papers using the Rose Buds and Hexagon Petal Box dies and I arranged them on and around the picture. I adhered some of them with foam squares and bent them up a bit for dimension.
I added gold leaves to my photo cluster and topped a couple of flowers with sequins from my stash to give a shiny touch to the page. For my title, I used an ephemera piece that I tucked under the picture.
I also embellished my patterned paper doilies with wood buttons from my stash and I added a fussy cut butterfly at the top of the page and cute Blooming Garden leaves from the Hexagon Petal Box die set at the bottom. I put the finishing touch to my spring layout with a few droplets of black ink.
- S3-335 Rose Buds
- S4-917 Swirl Lattice Panel
- S6-147 Hexagon Petal Box
- PE-100 Platinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing Machine
- T-001 Tool ’N One
Crate Paper & Maggie Holmes Flourish collection; Artemio wood buttons; Pigment Izink ink; sequins.
I loved putting this page together using the Blooming Garden dies. They’re just so delicate and elegant! Thank you so much for joining me today! Be sure to come back again for my second project featuring this beautiful collection!