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August Blog Project_Trudi Harrison

Hi Everyone,

I thought I would take you through the step by step for recreating a layout that I have put together recently.

 Here is my project showcasing Manor House Creations beautiful floral blooms and 7 Dots Studio Papers.

 MHC Products: Mixed Sweeties, White Sweeties, White Springtime, White Solitude, Tweeny Weenies Roses, Ornate Frame – Chevron

Other: 7 Dots Studio Products, All I Ever – Mind Full Of Hopes,  All I Ever – Love And Be Loved, All I Ever – Peaceful Place,  All I Ever – Sandy Beach, All I Ever – Soft Blanket, All I Ever – Velveteen Dreams, All I Ever – Stickers 12 x 12, All I Ever – Stickers 6 x 12,  All I Ever –  Elements 12 x 12; ; Twiddleybitz Chipboard Lamp Post; Martha Stewart Border Punch, Picket Fence Distress Paint, Walnut Stain Distress Stain, Graphite Glimmer Mist, Adhesive, Foam Tape, Strong Clear Drying Glue




 Remove the middle insert from the Peaceful Place patterned paper to create a frame with the darker color around the outside of the paper.

Ink the inside edge.

Attach with foam tape over the top of the Lazy Afternoon paper.

Trim 3 of the 6 x 6 squares from Mind Full Of Hopes paper.

Trim approximately a 3 x 12 length from the Sandy Beach paper.

Arrange and attach – refer to the following picture:


August Blog Project_Step 1_Trudi Harrison

Add some thinner banner strips created from the Velveteen paper, sentiment tag and frame and frame  from the 12 x 12 Elements.

Position and attach photo.

Fussy cut the floral swirl element from the Sandy Beach paper. Ink the edges. Arrange to come out from a slight angle from the bottom left hand edge of the photo. Attach with foam tape.

Paint chipboard lamp post with picket fence distress paint. When dry add a little definition with walnut stain distress stain.

Position and attach to sit over the left hand edge of the photo.


August Blog Project_Step 2_Trudi Harrison_jpg

Add flag/banner elements from the 12 x 12 sticker sheet.


August Blog Project_Step3_Trudi Harrison_

Lightly ink the edges of the decorative ornate frame with walnut stain distress stain. Position and attach over the photo.

Mist white solitude and springtime flowers with graphite glimmer mist. Add a little picket fence distress paint to blue sweeties to soften the colour slightly.

Arrange and attach in place.  Tuck in tweeny weenies roses to the floral clusters.


August Blog Project_Step4_Trudi Harrison_

Add extra sticker and sentiment elements.

Trim the thin brown frame from the Soft Blanket frame. Tuck in and attach around the inside edge of the darker outside frame element previously attached.

With a border punch, punch along the 12″ edge of theLoved And Be Loved paper. Trim and attach – refer to layout picture for placement.


August Blog Project_Step5_Trudi Harrison_


August Blog Project_Trudi Harrison

Happy Creating!


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