Creating by Recipe

This is the first time I’ve used a Recipe for papercrafting, but it was quite good fun, gave me a direction and some limits.  It was a Scrapfest by The Sea challenge and ‘you must use EVERYTHING on the list’:

  • 1 piece of cardstock (any size)
  • At least 4 pieces of patterned paper (any size)
  • At least 5 flowers
  • A piece of thread/string/ribbon
  • Some texture paste
  • Some paint/spray
  • A tag (any size)
  • Something sparkly
  • And 4 photos

This is my result:

1304 Beth Frame 1

My mum had sent me some very sweet photos of when I was tiny, perfect for this lovely frame from Papervine (4 photos: check).

I started out by painting the frame pink (Some paint/spray: check), then added the bling strips around the outside (Something shiny: check).  I had picked some very pretty Kaisercraft Paper, and the Studio paint from Ranger looked lovely.

After filling in the four largest spaces with my photos, I put patterned paper in all but one of the remaining spaces (At least 4 pieces of patterned paper: check).  And in the last place, I put a piece of Core’dinations Black Magic cardstock with a pink backing, embossed it in the Cuttlebug and sanded it (1 piece of cardstock: check).

The beautiful little flowers also come from Papervine, so I picked five of those (5 flowers: check) and tied them together ith some twine from Papervine (A piece of thread/string/ribbon: check), and added a couple of Papervine butterfly charms to that space.

I cut two hearts from chipboard and added a mica texture paste over them (some texture paste: check), then pushed in some more bling.  In the little space next to it, I made a small Rosette from the Sizzix Tim Holtz die and added a small white tag hanging from the centre (a tag: check).

In the middle top, I cut two butterflies with my Cuttlebug, and attached them with foam mount so they were ‘flying’.  I cut my name out to put on the cardstock, adding some Glossy Accents for extra dimension.  In the smallest space, I found a little girls quote that fitted perfectly, with some more bling!

Everything on the recipe list: used.  I’d love to see what you might come up with using this recipe, I know all the entries into this challenge have been so different.

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