Sunday, October 25, 2015

The Scrapbook Store - Graphic 45 Mon Amour Step by Step Tutorial

Hi everyone,
I have my third LO for the month, which is a step by step tutorial, created for The Scrapbook Store using the gorgeous Graphic 45 "Mon Amour" Collection.  I have been inspired by beautiful photos of my nephew's wedding last year. 

 “Kiss” - Graphic 45 Mon Amour Collection

To start off, ink the Kiss word from the Blue Fern Wedding Words pack in black.  Cut down the floral piece from Blue Fern Layering Stems pack into 3 pieces, then coat this as well as the leafy stalk and the Twilight Garden Frame Chipboard pieces with gesso. Once dry spray with Pink Kaisermist first, then randomly spray with Red Kaisermist and Tim Holtz Brushed Pewter Spray Stain.  Allow the mist to absorb into the chipboard, then lightly dab off some of the excess mist with a wet ones, or if you prefer it darker leave as is.  Put aside to dry.

Cut the barcode strips from the Graphic 45 Precious One and Hearts Desire pp’s.  Cut 1cm from the top and 1cm from the right hand side of the Hearts Desire pp, then using the Kaisercraft Sanding Block, sand the edges of the paper, to create a white border.  I love this technique, as it’s a great way to add a touch of softness to your papers.  Adhere the Hearts Desire pp, peach side facing up centrally to the Precious One pp black side facing up.

Using the photo as a guide mask your background with Faber Castell Whipped Spackle and the lattice section of the Kaisercraft Flora Quarters Template.

Flick the Pink and Red Kaisermist over the masked area.  While you have the mist spritz the Petaloo butterfly with Red Kaisermist .  Once your background is dry, randomly stamp the newsprint section of the Prima Royal Menagerie mini stamp with Black Archival Ink over the masking, then inking only the butterfly, stamp a couple of butterflies around the top section of your masking using the photo as a placement guide.
To create a cutting guide so that your photo fits into the Blue Fern chipboard frame, lightly draw a pencil outline onto your photo, using the outer circle, cut inside the line, then adhere your photo to the back of the frame with glue.  I cut off the little lantern, so that I could attach it further down on my page to make sure it wasn’t covered up with flowers.

Cut the Love Notes Label from the My Beloved pp and 2 roses from the Dearest Darling pp.

Using the main photo as a placement guide adhere the frame to the paper doily, then adhere the doily to your background with a bit of glue or tape just in the centre of the back of the photo so that you can then tuck in the bits and pieces around the frame.  You can then go back and adhere the doily section once you are happy the placement of all your embellishments.

Cut 2 of the blossoms from the bottom of the Black Green Tara flower stem to tuck in around your flower cluster. Adhere the flowers, extra chipboard stalk and fussy cut rose to the bottom right side of your frame.  Then adhere one of the Kaisercraft mini blooms, fussy cut rose and little chipboard stalk the left hand side of the Graphic 45 chipboard mini frame.  To soften the look of your flowers, apply a little gesso with your finger to the cherry blossoms and mini roses.  Adhere the lantern under your flower cluster.

Adhere the Kiss Chipboard Title to the top left of your frame and the Scrapmatts chipboard phrase on the bottom left.  Top the Petaloo butterfly with a pearl and adhere where the G45 chippie meets the doily.
Your layout is now complete.  I hope your enjoyed my step by step tutorial. 

Product List
Pearl Brad
6” Paper Doily

Thanks so much for stopping by :)


  1. Oh gosh, your work with this collection is absolutely sensational! What an amazing lay-out yet again :)

  2. Wow! That is amazing! Love the step by step... Really great explanation of how you achieved your really beautiful page:)

  3. Ah such a romantic layout for that gorgeous photo.... love the step by steps, love the chipboard, another truly beautiful layout!