I finally finished this layout I started at Crafteire!! I used some of my favourite products and I'm really happy with the results.
The background is two co-ordinating browns of Colorcore Cardstock. I love this stuff. I left the darker brown 12" x 12" and then cut the lighter layer 11.5" x 11.5" and then sanded the edges to get a really soft frame for the patterned papers. Colorcore cardstock has a core which is slightly lighter than the main outside colour and when you sand it the lighter colour shows through. It's perfect for using with Cuttlebug Embossing Folders or Sizzix Texture Plates. Emboss the cardstock and then sand the raised design for a really great look.
The patterned papers are Twitterpated from Imaginisce. I gave them a nice wavy look by cutting them freehand with a craft knife. Then I put a striped piece of paper across the centre of the layout and rubbed on a line of Catch-a-Flutterby Rubons, again from the gorgeous Twitterpated line, to cover the join.
The chipboard butterfly is from Kaiser with a few Hero Arts Gemstones for a nice glittery effect. The journalling card is from Jenni Bowlin and the letters are American Crafts Thickers in black. I finished it all off with a row of buttons from my own craft stash with a piece of string tied through one of them. The photo is 5" x 7".
Here's a closer look:
Also, we got a Thank You postcard from Temple Street Children's University Hospital for our support of their Easter Raffle 2009. TheScrapbookStore.ie donated €2.00 from the Workshop fee of everyone who came to our February and March Workshops to buy tickets for the Raffle. Thanks to everyone for supporting such a worthwhile cause!