Thursday, February 20, 2014

Manor House Creations - Be True LO

Hi Ladies,

I have a LO created for Manor House Creations to share, using a mix of products from the Spring and Winter 2013 collections.

Be True To Yourself
I have been really enjoying experimenting with mixed media backgrounds lately.  I  love dabbling in mixed media, but would always hold back for fear of ruining my LO, but after a few tutorials with Pop and Colours Workshop, I have gained so much more confidence and learned to just have fun with it.

For this LO I was inspired by the Mood Board from the the Inkido February Challenge.  I love vibrant colours and red is one of my favourites, so the photo of the strawberry cake and the red heart chocolate are the inspiration for this LO.  As I was looking through my stash of Manor House flowers and the Belle mixed pack jumped out at me as the perfect choice for this challenge.  The pretty red flowers really pop.
I clustered some of the flowers from the Belle pack with a beautiful white Camelia, Krystal flowers and medium light green leaves.  I am always on the lookout for jewelery items which I can recycle and have used a gorgeous rhinestone flower recycled from a necklace purchased at my local op shop.  I just removed the pearl centre from the folded fabric flower and replaced with bling flower.
I created another smaller cluster on the right hand side of my LO, which flows into my title.  The Believe flexible word was cut down to make the word "Be" and used with the pretty lace heart from the Hearts and Butterflies Lace pack to highlight the words for the rest of my title.
I love the MHC frames as they can be used whole or cut down into smaller pieces, which I have done here on the large and small clusters.  I cut the white Ornate Scallop Frame into two, one piece slightly larger than the other and backed the inner circle of the frame with pp.  Just use a pencil to trace the inner circle onto your pp, then cut about 3mm around the penciled line.  Adhere with glue to the back of the frame.  I needed to position the text in the correct direction so I had to cut the frame first then back with paper, but if the direction of the pp doesn't matter, it's easier to back the whole frame with the paper then cut in half.

MHC Product Used:  Belle flower pack, Camelia - red teal white, Mixed Floral - Krystal, Lace Butterflies and Hearts pack, Ornate Frames - scallop white, Flexible Words - believe black
Other Product Used:  MME and Bo Bunny pp's, white cs, Melissa Frances embossing folder, Prima stamps and stencil, Lindy's Stamp Gang starburst mists, Kaisercraft sparklets, Cosmo Cricket rubons and Tiny Text word stickers, CI flourish sticker, butterfly stickers, gesso, Ranger archival black ink, recycled jewelery

Thanks so much for stopping by.

16 comments:

  1. Hi Cathy, oh wow this is stunning, oh so beautiful.. I love your MM details on your back ground, the flowers are divine, and the photo is sooo pretty.. love this...

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  2. Oh wow, this looks fabulous! Your lay-out matches that photo perfectly!

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  3. Gorgeous layout Cathy....I love your MM background,....I feel the same way about doing MM backgrounds...love them but haven't quite mastered them yet....Your looks brilliant....gorgeous pic and blooms.

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  4. Clever you with the frame & the printing! And GO YOU, with your MM bg....it's all about having a try really, isn't it?I didn't do those work shops..but you lot have been doing STUNNING stuff...must be way inspiring....I probably should have....aah well:):)!!! Oh, I lOOOOOVE the red, too!!!

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  5. This is simply beautiful! Love all the Valentine colors and mix. So beautifully put together!

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  6. Beautiful layout Cathy! Love the gorgeous background, sweet photo surrounded by such fabulous blooms!

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  7. Beautiful page Cathy love your mm background and the flowers just makes a stunning page...thanks for joining in at Inkido challenge.

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  8. wow wow wow , such beauty with texture and color ... beautiful treasure x

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  9. Wow look at this gorgeous layout! I love the colour here - perfectly suited to this pretty photo. Awesome work, Cathy!

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  10. I really really love your page! Love the background work!
    Thanks for entering the Inkido february challenge!
    Hugs stina

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  11. wow cathy, i love this Lo, very good to be inspired by our Inkido moodboard !

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  12. Beautiful layout Cathy!! I love it!

    Thank you for joining our February challenge at Inkido :)
    Hugs, Karita

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  13. Oh those Manor Hopuse flowers look so beautiful and so does your page. So full of yummy details!! TFS with us at Inkido !! :-)

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  14. Beautiful work! Such a beautiful page you have made here. I love the background too! Thank you for playing along with us at Inkido :)

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  15. Great project!!! Beautiful colors here!!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Inkido!!!

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