Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Confessions of a Vellum Virgin

We may not look alike but by god is she the double of me!! When she is naughty I'm thinking to myself "yup I can see why she did that!" because I would have done exactly that at her age.....I don't need to second guess Georgia because I am one step ahead of her.....for now!!




I have only ever worked with vellum in classes, making pockets and adding little torn strips of it, (to be honest I didn't really like the stuff!) so when I received this beautiful page of vellum I was a bit stumped.....I decided to treat it like a normal page of 12x12 so I cut it, punched it and stitched the lace onto the edge. Then I used my craft knife to slice around the pattern so I could insert the crochet circle.


When I was making the layout I put a call out on Inspire Me for ideas and they came pouring in!! Click HERE for their inspiring answers.



I wish I had known then what I know now!! Had I been a bit braver I would have cut around the leaves and flowers and torn circles to make lollipop flowers, used offcuts to make see through buttons and made the good old pockets, then I could have made a layered page with other papers...but you live and learn especially with this hobby.
So I'm not entirely happy with this layout but it's finished and I can't go back on it now!! Next time I get my hands on some vellum of this quality it's going to be a whole different ball game!!

Lace and layers here I come...yeehaa!!
Love and vellum lollipops
Ruth xxx
ps: If you have any spare handmade items looking for a home please read THIS very important post.

17 comments:

ARTful Wings said...

Your page is adorable Ruth and so is Georgia xx

downrightcrafty said...

oh Ruth it is so beautiful but can see why you want some more vellum to play with from the suggestions you received. Love the way you added the lace, stitched carefully around thanks for sharing. Kate x

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

what a gorgeous layout! It's always fun to find a new medium to work with but getting over the "new-ness" can be intimidating. Very cool that ladies gave you some ideas too!

Pia said...

wow what a wonderful layout , lovely details

missangels said...

so beautiful
kiss

Karen said...

hehe I am a bit scared of vellum too, tho I am getting better!!!

Its a beautiful LO as always & its a lovely photo of you & Georgia XXX

Anonymous said...

Certainly true,like mother like daughter!!! What a lovely piece of work Ruth AGAIN.

I love vellum but not sure how to use it, perhaps you can give me few tips next time we meet.

Love
MIL
XXX

anne76 said...

thank you for your visite to my blog!!! I love very well what you do!!!! excuse me for my very bad english!!!! good bye!!!

Traceyr said...

Wonderful layout. I've never worked with vellum so will check out the link thanks. :)

Carol said...

What a lovely photo of you and your wee lass....You did a wonderful job with the vellum...not something I use much....Maybe something I need to work on...
Such a beautiful LO and I love your new blog background.....
Carol

courtneyannb said...

Your title totally grabbed me! I think we should have group therapy about vellum! I adore this layout! I just love what you can do with all of these lovely floral pieces!

Jeanet said...

Wowwwwwww it's beautifull , I like the details you've used !!

Elly said...

Owww girl, your lo is stunning, you can be very satisfied, trust me! Love to read the story behind the picture! You have a cute little girl!

Chimene said...

Beautiful!! Love what you did here!! The flowers and bling are gorgeous!!!
xxxx
Chimene

Rleen said...

Ruth, your layout is gorgeous! I love all the details and the photo is beautiful. TFS!

Toni said...

OMG Ruth, I luv this!!!! WOW is it ever pretty!!!

LazyKay said...

That's beautiful.

I LOVE making tea bag folds with vellum, ideal for scrapbook page 'bellies and it really looks good - esp if you've embossed it using the CB folders or if you've swiped it with ink around the edges.

Heat embosses well too.

I like making flowers using a flower punch and then shaping the petals (as you do with decoupage) and colouring it by swiping with ink pad.

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