I was recently lucky enough to receive a little extra cash from my Mother. Whilst most of it went to bills and such I did get to buy some of the supplies I have been wanting.
I found an amazing mulberry paper flower seller on eBay and spent $36 to get 496 assorted flowers and 50 leaves and that included postage. I love the prima and Kaiser and other paper flowers but cannot justify spending so much money on one item when every craft dollar counts.
For me I use the flowers for more than cards .and scrapbooking, if you look at my bear posts you will see a flower fairy with a circlet of roses, and a flower on her hand that I made using the flowers I received. I don’t hesitate to use them because they were cheap. So I don’t feel like I have to hoard them for just the right occasion or layout.
Clustering is something I am not good at, and perhaps in part that is because I have not had the materials to make it so.
So here is Bubble trouble a layout that uses Pink Paisley Butterfly Garden paper and Kaiser Bonjour Paper, hand misted paper flowers (in vintage velvet, worn lipstick and dusty concord. Handmade mists of course), and some lettering embossed directly onto the page.
So here is my 2nd attempt at clustering
And here is the layout
I also invested in the KnCO Best of Brenda Walton Stack no brainer really 150 papers for $34 Inc post off Amazon. A great way to get more variety at a bargain price. 2 sheets of each design. I saw this paper in the stack and immediately thought of the photos of a friend’s son Rory. I really like the simplicity of this one as the paper is so lovely it would be such a shame to clutter it up to much.
So here is Beautiful Boy Rory
and that’s all there is there isn’t anymore layouts for now