A girly layout with Maggi Harding, guest designer for September

Hi there Cheery Lynn fans, I am Maggi Harding from Scrap, Travel & Bark, and I am so thrilled to be here as the September guest designer.  What an honor for me!  Wow, do I ever love the Cheery Lynn dies, they are so fabulous.  I love how the paper so easily releases from the dies and that you can cut through two layers of cardstock with the dies.  I am a layouts and tags kinda gal with the occasional off the page project and card thrown into the mix, so today I want to share a layout with you that also goes along with the September 1 challenge theme to use lace.  I love using lace and ribbons on my layouts so I used a pretty heart lace all around my photo.

I used the Victorian Romance Flourish in each of the 4 corners to set the base for my floral clusters.  Then I added Flourish # 7 -CAFLRS7.  To make those flourishes extra pretty, I inked them around the edges.  Inking creates depth and I love layers, depth and dimension.

I have to have layers under my photos so I used the Horizon Coved Rectangle Boutique Stacker - DL 251 to cut a large and medium mat for my photo.

I am totally a flowers kinda gal and I am totally crazy about the Cheery Lynn flower dies!  I used the Black Eyed Susan Strip die B338 to create the pointed petal flowers and the Floral Bouquet Kit B777.  

 I especially love the black eyed susan center, it's so easy to make and looks so fabulous!  I inked the edges of my flowers, shaped the petals with a large ball stylus and they layered them up.

Now flowers need some leaves around them to make them look realistic so I diecut leaves and berries with the Floral Bouquet Kit (B777).  That kit is so versatile because you get two sizes of flowers plus pretty stems, leaves, and berries!  I also added some Lindy's mist to the petals so that the color would be mottled and more realistic.

For these flowers, I used both the small and large flower in the Floral Bouquet Kit (B777).  The center is made up of 3 small flowers.  To make the small flower and the center of the large flower, I just pinched the petals together and gave them a nice scrunch.

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Thanks for visiting Cheery Lynn today and especially for viewing my blog post.  I'll be back next week with another project for you.  I am so loving this gig, these dies are the best!!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Maggi and welcome as our Guest Designer this month. Your layout is stunning and your floral bouquets are so pretty. Looking forward to you sharing your next GD post.
    Crafty Hugs, Julie x


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