It's Anita here today with a layout using the magical Fairie Dust Collection from Graphic 45.
Apologies first of all for the poor quality of the photos, my camera is not being very kind to me at the moment so I am having to rely on my phone instead. The colours are more vibrant and exciting on the papers than they appear here.
Graphic 45 bring out the most wonderful collections of papers and they are all very *busy*, with lots to see and intricate detailing. This fabulous range is full of tiny fairie folk, pretty florals and magical toadstools surrounded by gorgeous pinks, azure blues, lilacs and touches of lime green.
My beautiful niece had a fairy photo session several years ago as a baby and I have waited for the right papers to use with the photo of her....so these were perfect!!
I took the sheet of Fairie Dust and gutted the centre out, this creates a natural frame, which I fussy cut in places leaving the Violets and Whitebells in place around the edges. A sheet of Blue Calypso cardstock was popped behind the frame and I gently sponged some Icicle Stickles across the card.
From the remaining part of the sheet I fussy cut the large fairy and the large toadstools with tiny fairie folk on them.
The photograph was originally a 10 x 8, so I trimmed to roughly an 8 x 8 square and placed in the centre of the layout. Using some Stardust Stickles I enhanced my niece's wings and also the flying fairy ( no such thing as too much sparkle right??)
A scattering of toadstools were fussy cut from a sheet of Tiny Toadstools
and I cut a quote strip from a sheet of Magic Wishes which I then chopped into smaller sections. Along with the fairies and toadstools that were also fussy cut earlier, I placed them about the page, raising some on foam pads to add a little dimension
I made a cluster of flowers on the top right of the page using a mix of paper, resin and velvet flowers. There is a lovely choice in the shop here and here
To finish the page off I added a sprinkling of iridescent tiny crystals and lots of sparkly Stickles to highlight areas.
I really enjoyed working with these papers and have another project I would like to try with them, so I will be back next month with that to share.
You can see the whole Fairie Dust Collection here and to see the rest of the fabulous G45 ranges available in the shop then pop over here