Monday, 15 June 2009

I finally did it!!

No I haven't won a major prize!! But I have finished my PURPLE layout!!...Which was started just after Xmas when I received these beautiful princess(y) papers in a Secret Santa Swop on UK Scrappers. Thankyou Santa xx

I cut out the shapes, distressed them, cut out the chandelier and left it to one side for the next 5 months!! In the mean time I have admired the rise in the number of purple layouts on the net and glanced at my pieces sitting in the plastic bag but sadly dismissed them again.....The problem being a huge lack of purple flowers!!

I nearly resorted to buying a bag of mixed purple Primas from E-bay but in the end I met "My secret Flower Lady" in person who let me delve through her drawers and it was the Scottish thistle on the bottom of the layout that put me in mood again!! That and quite a few bunches of mauve and lilac and spriggy purple that somehow made their way into my purchase!!

> I cut out the photo of Georgia to show the papers behind and in a deperate bid to appear trendy and casual in my scrapping........I know it's so not working!!

The crown was moved a thousand times and didn't look right covering the actual one she was wearing, so I finally settled on placing it above the frame which I am quite pleased with as it looks like those posh door frames at Buckingham Palace!!
By the way it's Melissa Francis.....I love them but I really don't like using them for the fear of never having them again!!!

Chipboard butterfly from My Minds Eye-Laundry Line...yum yum.

Journaling by Mummy xxx

Thankyou for looking and leaving such lovely encouraging comments....

Love and purple power

Ruth xxx


Sue Abbott said...

Do you know, I think purples coming 'in' again. When I opened Paper Paradise in 2005 it was really popular, well lilac, not actual purple. I think you've made a great job of it!!!! I know what you mean about using lovely stuff for fear of not having it 'available'. I heard a saying a few weeks ago, 'use it or loose it' and it made me think! Now I too am raking through my bits and bobs and trying to use stuff up. (I did say 'trying').
Sue xxx
PS LOVE your finds from the other days rummage!

Pia said...

wow what a beautiful layout , lovely details ond colours you have used

loriete said...

That's a gorgeous LO! It is sooooo girlishious. Simply wonderful! It was worth waiting sooo long! And the princess is a mommy's copy, as I see, he he...

Love, Loriete

sam21ski said...

Another fabulous layout Ruth and I just love that crown, if you can't bare to use them, throw them my way, I'll find a place for them!!!


downrightcrafty said...

hi Ruth
well worth the wait it is absolutely gorgeous, love the flower arranging it is just perfect and love the journalling too. TFS
take care
kate x

Anonymous said...

Fantastic layout Ruth, shows Georgia at her best surrounded by your lovely work. Another well done.

Love from sunny spain


Elia said...

That most beautiful page! I like the colors, flowers, butterfly ... Everything!
A hug from Madrid

dutchbird said...

I love your purple lay out! The flowers are gorgeous and I love that crown!

xx Merel

Gaby Bee said...

Beautifully done! Love the whole layout!
Gaby xo