Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Pink Persimmon Style Girl Layout

Hello paper crafters!  Today I am sharing a 12 x 12 layout I designed using Pink Persimmon's new release stamp set "Style Girl"!  I really have been trying to use up my old scrapbook supplies, but I made a trip to my local scrapbook store recently (Archiver's), and couldn't resist some of the new My Mind's Eye.  The Sweetest Thing line is truely sweet!!

I used some old photo's of an aunt (my mom's sister) for this layout. 

Growing up I thought she was so cool!   She didn't have kids of her own, so my brothers and I were very special to her.  She was always laughing and joking with us.  A sweet and loving women who died way to young.  I think if she had lived to her sixties she would have still had a youthful and joyous approach to life.  It's just who she was.

I paper pieced my Style Girl images.  Stamp the image on patterned paper and on white cardstock.  Color as shown with markers.  

Trim as shown.  Hard to see in the photo, but along the left side I trimmed around the hand bag by cutting into the dress to leave a little white cardstock to tuck behind the patterned paper skirt.  You can get away with not cutting around the handbag like that, but I had to trim the white out above it and around the hand on the hip, so it was just easier to cut out if I cut the handbag a well.  Layer the skirt and then adhere the white side of the hand bag to the back, and the thumb on top of the patterned paper skirt.  Adhere the pocket.  Adhere the top of the dress.  Color collar / bow and buttons.  The second girl was paper pieced the same way.  

I hope you will stop back by on Thursday for a background tutorial

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a blessed day!!

Check out Pink Persimmon stamps HERE.

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You can check out all my Pink Persimmon projects HERE.


Project Details

Stamps : "Style Girl" Pink Persimmon
Check out Pink Persimmon stamps HERE.
Patterned Paper and Cardstock Embellishments : My Mind's Eye "The Sweetest Thing" by Jen Allyson
I used a sheet from the 6 x 6 paper pad for the doily and dresses
Die : "French Pastry Doily" by Cheery Lynn Designs
Tag : Donna Downey
buttons and lace : unknown
Markers : Copics E000 / E00 / R00 (skin), RV11 / R85 (pinks), E23 / 25 (browns)



My Mind's Eye - Use stamping with your My Mind's Eye products
The Paper Girls Challenge is a photo inspiration.  I used colors in the photo on my layout.

Catered Crop (sun) - use circles ( I have lots of circles in my doily, buttons, and paper embellishments )
deadline Oct 27th 8pm
Catered Crop

Red Carpet Studio (sun) - is looking for a Scrapbook Layout with polka dots, circles or a ring (I have polka dots on the paper pieced dress and some of the paper emblishments as well as circular elements)
deadline Oct 27th 11pm
Cupcake Craft Challenge (mon) - paper piecing
Make it Monday - anything goes every week
Ink Impressions (wed) - anything but a card
Ladybug Crafts (wed) - favorite embellishment (my favorite embellishment is to create my own using my stamps and my second choice is lace / trim )
Let's Craft and Create (wed) - add dimension
deadline Oct 30th 6pm CST (they are in the UK)
Word Art Wednesday - "Every good gift and perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights" James 1:17 ( My family is the greatest gift my heavenly Father could have ever given me.  I'm hoping He will bless us with some additions so I can be a grandma someday.  That would be one of the biggest blessings of all!!)
Oozak's (monthly) - die cuts (I used my doily die)


Lindsay Weirich said...

that scrapbook page is perfection! love the colors and old photos!

Kate Yetter said...

Just gorgeous! The colors, style and photos fit together perfectly! I love seeing stamps used on layouts. I don't see it much so I forget it can be done.

lisa808 said...

Beautiful page and layout.

Scrap It Girl, Kimberly said...

stunning layout.. just love it.. I am a fan of paper piecing.. great layout of your aunt.

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Melissa! This is amazingly lovely. We are SO blessed to have Pink Persimmon as a sponsor at Word Art Wednesday in 2013. Aren't we lucky!?! Or, should I say...whomever wins the challenges they sponsor - their stamps are SO CUTE! You've done a great job. Thanks for reminding me about linking my DT's projects. I usually do it early in the week, and let it slide this week...sorry! You are such a blessing to us, and THANK YOU for playing along.
Be blessed,
karen L
Word Art Wednesday

Mandy said...

Fabulous layout Melisa, thank you so much for joining us at Let's Craft and Create for our dimension challenge.

Karen said...

Awesome page layout! Love the vintage feel. Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.


Gemiel said...

What a fabulous layout!! Love how you paper pieced your images. Your choice of embellishnments add so much to the vintage feel of the page. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday. Blessings!

Jo Ann said...

What a pretty scrapbook page. Very elegant! Thanks for blessing us with your artwork at Word Art Wednesday.

Hugs always,

kiwimeskreations said...

What a beautiful page Melisa. Truly elegant.

Marjorie said...

Fabulous scrapbook page Melisa...Wow! does this bring back memories lol!! Your Aunt had the same hairstyle as me lol!! I think she would have loved this scrapbook page:)...
Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at "Make it Monday"...

Erica Bass said...

I love this layout! I have a weakness for the sweetest thing as well. Thanks for joining in at the Paper Girls Challenge!

Judy said...

Wow! Your layout is amazing. I really like the sense of movement with the design. Thanks for playing along with The Paper Girls!

Brodders said...

Fab layout and paperpiecing. Good luck in the CC challenge - Jane x

Anonymous said...

A fabulous scrap page, love her paper pieced dress...thanks for joining us at Cupcake!
Helen x

Chas said...

Love it!! I can't believe you cut out the girl and dress. It's wonderful. Thanks for playing at RCS!!!

Kristina MacKeen said...

I think this is a perfect page for those photos. Thank you for sharing it with us at PGCB. I hope you continue to play along with us!

gracescraps@gmail.com said...

Wow!! Love the vintage vibe you have going on here. These images couldn't be more perfect for these vintage/retro photos!! Thanks for playing along at Word Art Wednesday!! ~ Blessings, Tracey


StephG said...

your layout is beautiful...love the soft colors and all the details. Great take on this week's challenge. Thank you for playing at Red Carpet Studio♥

Lisette Morris said...

Fantastic layout! Love the soft colors with the vintage style. Thanks for joining us at Oozak challenges.

Georgie Horn said...

Love the colors, the design and the product AND the story!

StacyB said...

Thank you so much for all of the tips...I love it when folks show me HOW they did the fantastic work...instead of just showing it off. AWESOME POST
Thank you for playing at Red Carpet Studio...Stacy B

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