15.8.14

Felt Flowers in Sunny Layout

Sunflower Layout
         Dear friends I am so overwhelmed at the kind comments on the Mummy and Me post ...Thank you so much ! Sharing a simple summery layout I made for a swap with crafter friends in my city Bangalore--I somehow don't scrapbook much [Made only 3 layouts so far ! : Tulip tutorial ,Interactive Scrapbook, Foam in Scrapbooking ]but had to rise to the challenge as I didnt want to miss out on meeting my crafty friends !

Felt flowers
I love the Cheery Lynn  Sunflower die [ more projects using it : Fairy Land Pop up Card , Paper and Sola Flowers, Paper Flower tutorial, Paper Flower Romance ] and used it to make these felt sunflowers.I layered 2 sunflower diecuts atop each other and added chunky glitter to the center. The edges of the felt sunflower petals sparkle as I added diamond dust too. And I couldn't help adding ny Heartfelt creations leaves[ You can see them on most projects I make these days!!]Made a 3 D vase using the Wild rose floral frame die which I heat embossed after inking with distress ink.
Heat Embossing
Though I have been crafting for 4 years ,I only bought a heat gun recently so this layout has a lot of heat embossing! The Die cut frame for the photo was inked and heat embossed - I love the sparkle clear embossing powder gave the frame.Added golden liquid pearls in random on my embossed frame. In keeping with the theme added the word " Sunshine" in gel stickers.
Heat embossing
The theme of the layout was "colorful" so made my heart tricolor .I love to look at scrapbook layouts with fabric so added a crinkly ribbon bow and a bit of recycling too ![The 2 white berries on a branch were salvaged from an old earring !]. The " love " on both the heart and the journal mini card were stamped and heat embossed!
Distress Inks
       Made a Journalling mini card in the same tricolor color scheme using  a Wild Rose floral frame die sent to me by blogger friend Kate.I felt particularly pleased with the twine bow on my journalling card--how is it folks?[ I rarely attempt bows or work with twine!]

Cheery Lynn  Butterfly
Added a golden Cheery Lynn  Butterly inside the journalling card
Felt Sunflowers
I always feel like a smug cat when I can recycle something unique ! The sparkling crystal stone stems of the sunflowers were salvaged from an old dress !
I seem to be in love with yellow of late- there is something so cheerful and summery about it!
I hope my layout has not come out too badly and I hope my swap partner likes it ---input needed!

Supplies : Dies : Spellbinder Majestic Labels 25 , Spellbinder Classic Leaf ,Spellbinders Shapeabilities Lace Hearts,Cheery Lynn  Butterfly , Cheery Lynn  grass,Cheery Lynn Sunflower , Poppy Stamps swirly curl border, Wild Rose Studio Floral frame;Paper : DCWV,Stamps: Heartfelt creations leaf, Kaisercraft Porcelain Rose,Embossing : WOW embossing powder , Ranger Heat gun .Misc : Liquid pearls [Crafters Corner]

85 comments:

  1. A beautiful design. Such fresh colours. Love tge pretty flowers.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

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    1. Thank you so much Desire-- glad you like my sunflowers!

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  2. Gorgeous sunflower and a wonderful layout for your page....so bright and sunny. You did good with the twine bow. :-)

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    1. Ha Ha Thank you so much Brenda-- I did cheat a bit-- made the bow separately and then glued it on to the twine on the journal card!!

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  3. Love your page Doc! Such a vibrant and 'full of life' layout!

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    1. Thank you so much Jaya- I love your layouts and in fact sneaked a peek or two at your blog while I was making this-- but then gave up as I cant possibly imitate you as you are too good!!

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  4. Beautiful creation. Love the flowers.
    Gr Elly

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    1. Glad you like dmy felt flowers Elly--Thank you for the sweet words

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  5. very very pretty and cheerful layout Sonia !!!

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    1. Thank you so much Suman-- yes I wanted it to have a cheerful feel and glad you felt so too!!

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  6. Amazing LO Dr Sonia.. i love the way you played with dies and the beautiful colors.. 3d embossed vase and gold fluttering butterflies are soo pretty :)

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    1. Glad you liked the 3 D vase Radhika-- its my favourite bit on the layout!

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  7. Beautiful LO, wonderful summer colours and fabulous die cuts! TFS

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    1. Thank you so much Karon-- I did go to town with lots of die cuts in this one!!

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  8. gorgeous layout Sonia!! love the different elements you have added... do you have a electronic die cutter or big shot? I'm still thinking of various options as to decide which is better.. any help would be appreciated...
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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    1. Berina I did quite a lot of research too before buying. I bought the Bigshot some years ago and am pretty happy with it for my needs.The electronic machines such as silhouette [dont use physical dies but only digital cutting files] have a learning curve- many who own it dont use it fully as its not easy to master- it cant emboss and the blades and parts are expensive not to mention the electronic machine is many times more expensive than the manual big shot/ cuttle bug. Of the manual machines there is bigshot/ cuttle bug, bigshot pro and fiskars fuse.Big shot pro and Fiskars fuse can cut very large dies but are more expensive. A die cutter which runs on electricity - that is it will cut on its own- no need to use the handles to manually rotate are the Vagabond and the Ebosser. For the hobby crafter a big shot is a good option to start with and you can enjoy the fun of embossing too!
      Hope this helps

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    2. thank you so much Sonia... I was in a dilemma whether to buy bigshot or silhouette cameo... now I think I'll go with big shot :) thank you :)

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    3. Yes Berina in my opinion the silhouette will be more beneficial if you are serious about creating your own designs ---many people design files and sell them too. For starters the big shot is the best baby around!!

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  9. Wonderful layout! So many gorgeous embellishments and different things to look at. The sunflowers are really pretty. Debra x

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    1. Thank you so much Debra--since I dont make layouts I had to think so much on each element!!

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  10. Meeting with craft friends is such a pleasure I can see how you would not want to miss out on the fun. Even though you don't make layouts often you do a very nice job. This page will look very special with pictures of your daughter and her crafting! Nancy

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    1. Ha Ha yes Nancy making a layout was a scary option for me as many of the crafters whom I will be meeting are pros at scrapbooking!! Your comment gives me confidence!

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  11. Wow dr Sonia, what a beautiful and colorful layout, full of details!! I love all, especially the gorgous distressed frames, the gold dots on the frame and the recycled items! :-)
    The sparkle clear embossing powder is so much pretty!! I have never embossed with powder and heat gun, just today I was thinking about buying them.

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    1. You should try embossing-- its amazing-- I never really enjoyed stamping before but after I got the heat gun -- I am forever thinking what to stamp and emboss!! It is so amazing to see the embossing powder melt and transform your project!!

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  12. Gorgeous!
    Enchants me the mixture of textures.
    Hugs!

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    1. Thank you so much Nagela-- yes I did try to use a variety of mixtures am glad you like it

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  13. WOW!! Amazing & Beautiful!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia
    *Crafting With Creative M*

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    1. Glad you like my sunny layout Migdalia

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  14. A very beautiful work as always ,indeed.........love the sunshine colours...bright and fresh

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    1. Glad you liked the sunny yellow color Ghazala-- Thank you so much for taking time to write such sweet words

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  15. Oh wow, this is so gorgeous!! I love the beautiful colors!! The dies you used are fabulous and the flowers are so pretty!! How fun to open the flap to find the gorgeous gold butterfly!! This is stunning!! Love, love it!! Have a great weekend :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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    1. Ha Ha glad you liked the butterfly inside the journal card- at first I thought I would add a pop up element but it was difficult to brainstorm a pop up to fit inside a small card!!

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  16. Adorably sweet Doc, love the gorgeous colours.xxThe Journey is the Start

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    1. Glad you liked it Annie-- your words mean a lot!!

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  17. lovely colours.........beautiful..

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    1. Thank you Anu-- I am in love with yellow right now!!

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  18. I can only imagine that your swap partner will like your layout very much! I love the felt flowers...how fun and the chunky glitter in the centers is the perfect touch! Great look to this!

    Susan

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  19. Such a beautiful, colorful and full of detail LO! I love how recycled the crystals from an old dress! Very creative! Thanks for playing in our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create!

    Kathi
    Co-Owner

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  20. oh wow this is gorgeous simply so detailed and beautiful use of those dies what a master piece
    hugs Kate xx

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  21. u seem to have some magic in your hands sonia.Absolutely stunning
    anandhirajan

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  22. Beautiful work. Cute butterfly

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  23. Wow Sonia, such a beautiful decorative design. I love all the bright colours and your embellishments around the happy/cheery sunflowers. Thanks for joining in the challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs this week and good luck.
    Julie x

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  24. Gorgeous card love all the colours and your diecuts and punches. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

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  25. superb creation , love use of colours.is the shine on border was with heat embossing clear powder?

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    1. Yes Megha I dipped the edges of all the die cuts in embossing powder and then heat embossed it...I am having a lot of fun with heat embossing and wondering why I had not bought the stuff before!! Lazy me!

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  26. Surprise !! A layout by you !! This month many wonderful n surprising updates from you..guessing what will be next :D ! Loved the bright n sunny Layout !

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    1. Ha Ha you are making me laugh Pooja-- yes lots of crafty experiment happening - I even watercolored!!

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  27. beautiful layout. Your colors are gorgeous. The sunflowers are perfect there. Thanks for joining the Cheery Lynn Challenge. Good Luck

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  28. What a beautiful, happy page layout this is. I love the little 'book' that opens up.
    Hugs,
    Teresa

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  29. Fabulous layout! Wonderful use of textures to create depth and visual drama! Thanks for accepting the challenge here at Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog.
    Hugz,
    Chana

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  30. Gorgeous!! Every thing looks very pretty. Love the dies you have used here.

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  31. Lovely layout.The diec cut frame is beautiful and I loved the idea of adding a journaling book/spot on the layout itself.I am glad that you joined the heat embossing bandwagon.It's so much fun,almost magical,isn't it?

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  32. The entire LO is gorgeous--so bright and cheery! Love the beautiful flowers you made! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

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  33. How beautiful this layout is, Dr. Sonia! Wonderful colors and embellishments. xo

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  34. Sonia. this is so bright and happy, love those sunflowers (they are a favorite of mine too) Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

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  35. such pretty design, I love the cute butterfly specially :)

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  36. Beautiful and bright layout...Sonia...Love the sunflowers....

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  37. Beautiful layout, great summery theme, love all the different elements.
    Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create and hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs,
    Sandy

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  38. Your layout really brightened my day! The flowers are so pretty and I love the journaling card. All the embossing is so pretty too. And I feel the same as you when I can re-cycle stuff. Have a great week:)

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  39. I really like this. Those flowers are wonderful and the stems, what can I say, ingenious. Very clever idea

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  40. A beautiful summer card. Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥

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  41. Wonderful lay out, fabulous paper and gorgeous embellishments. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

    Dionne

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  42. Gorgeous layout and beautiful flowers Sonia..Loz

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  43. Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at The Crafter's Cafe this week.
    Hugs
    Fiona DT

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  44. This is beautiful - the detail, layout and colours are just gorgeous
    Thank you for entering Craft for the Craic's August Challenge
    Pixie (DT member)

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  45. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges and good luck.
    Mags
    x

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  46. Oh wow this is amazing!! Fantastic use of our optional twist using die cuts and a wonderful page!! Thank you for playing along with us at Scrappers Delights.

    Kelly x

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  47. love the colours n die cuts used here ! couldnt have been better.... perfect for the swap!

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  48. Wow such a lot of work, beautifully put together, fabulous x thank you for joining our current challenge over at http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/
    Sandie (Aud Sentiments DT)
    http://fairytaledaydream.blogspot.com/

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  49. Beautiful creation, all those colours & the added details are wonderful!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Natalie & Amy's this month, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

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  50. Wow! This grabbed my attention in thumbnail size, so enlarged it is even more gorgeous!! It certainly captures a joyful summery feeling and your use of dies is amazing.

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  51. Sonia, it's beautiful. I love how you have all these different die cut pieces and make it look all cohesive. I always have such a hard time when I attempt it. Love the colors and the sunflowers are gorgeous. Thanks so much for playing along with us in our August ePlay Embossing Challenge.

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  52. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 48 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

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  53. What a fun happy layout! Great colors. Thank you so much for playing along with the Summer Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog this week :)

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  54. Fabulous project!

    Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty and I hope you'll be back soon!

    Hugz

    Laurian

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  55. Love the beautiful summery colours you have chosen for this piece - thanks for sharing at Handmade Harbour xx

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  56. Fabulous layout:) Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

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  57. Beautiful layout, and I would have the perfect photo of my daughter and her sunflower she grew to put on it, thanks for sharing it with us in the Brown Sugar Challenge.

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  58. What a beautiful, sunny card Sonia! Thank you for playing along with the Cosmic Colours Challenge this month :o) Colette x

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  59. Love your layout, I would have just the photo for it, thanks for sharing it with us in the Brown Sugar Challenge.

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  60. Your layout is beautiful! Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes, Dawn DT Member x

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  61. lovely card-love the colour scheme. Thank you for joining us at Creative Card Crew embossing challenge! Irene DT xx

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  62. Gorgeous summery project!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Card Crew!
    ~ Crystal (DT)

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  63. I adore the embossing along the edges of the ornate frames! What a fabulous effect. This card is just so bright and summery. Thanks for playing along at eP!

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  64. Great layout!

    Thank you for joining the challenge with the Creative Card Crew! I hope you can join us again for our current "Chalkboard" challenge!

    Sheena
    xxx

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