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Friday, April 1, 2011

Follow Your Heart

Happy April Fool's Day!!

Yes, it is April already and it is time for the full reveal of Scrappin' Great Deals monthly kits.  Scrappin' Sheila's Scrapbooking kit for April is full of spring colour.  Perfect to chase away those winter blahs!!  It's theme is "Let Your Imagination Fly!!"

Here is the kit: 

Love this colour combo! Patterned paper from Bo-bunny, Prima, Graphic 45, & 7 Gypsies, butterflies gallore, fantastic new Prima resin flowers, gold satin ribbon, new puzzle pieces from the Gabrielle collection by Bo-Bunny, journal cards from MME, and so on and so on....!!!

The workshops I attended last weekend with Donna Downey REALLY inspired me to take my scrapbooking to a new level.  I thought I did layers well, but she showed me I can do more!!!  I knew putting the kit together that I wanted to do something special with it and I think I did.  My project combines mixed media art with traditional scrapbooking.  I took a blank canvas, started adding layers with distress stains, glimmer mists, shimmerz and acrylic colour washes, splattered with shimmerz and glimmer glazes, masked areas with both the new Prima and Tim Holtz masks, I layered patterned paper, journal cards and butterflies....and this was all to create the background!!  So have a look at my creation:

Once the background was complete, I then started the more traditional scrapbooking and started adding the dimension to the top, with ribbon, flowers, rhinestones, stickers.  I am so happy with the finished product!!
It looks fabulous (if I may say so myself!) in real life!  It will be on display at the store for awhile, I hope you pop in to see it!  I hope it can inspire you to let your imagination fly!!!

Make sure you pop over to our store blog (click here)to have a look at what Sheila created this month.  Her work is always incredible but she really rocked it this time!! 

Thanks for visiting!!!


  1. Lori, that is amazing. I was going to ask how your workshops went, but I see it must of went well. Ok, lets work on Sheila to get Donna here. Again, amazing. Keep up the good work. LOL.