Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Fall Layouts...with Basic Grey's Curio collection

 The challenge was to use the colors: brown, moss green and orange...What challenge?  Well MBTreasurista's September color challenge, of course! Here's the link for this sure to join the fun...

So I pulled out my stash of Basic Grey's Curio line (don't worry, there's still a back up supply in the vault) and got to work.  I love these colors and this challenge was great fun.  My first pages were very tailored, my usual style. I made the flowers for the top of the page using some fall raffia from Misty's store and a few chipboard and diecut pieces from the Basic Grey line. 


 The flowers were easy and have the fall feel of dried flowers I was looking for.  The embellishment with the butterflies off to the side is actually from the packaging from the card kit I bought on sale from Basic Grey.  Together, just too easy and yet gave just the right look.

Next, I used some beautiful upholstery trim I bought years ago and one of my favorite Prima blings with lace and flowers, a few chipboard pieces from the collection and fell in love with this vintage looking page. 

I was at a weekend getaway crop, with some incredibly talented friends.  They were all working on beach and Disney and fun girly girl pages, but me...well of course I was having so much fun with my vintage looks and fall colors.

 On this page, I took some light gold lace I had, sprayed it brown with Lindy's Stamp Gang spray and it perfectly matched the lace printed on the paper.  I made the pearl center, following a tutorial on Cynthialoowho's channel. 

I am still trying to have the perfectly layered looks of embellisments that I see on so many layouts from great artists, like Gabrielle and Stephanie.  I just admire their creations so much and am so inspired by their art.

Back to my more simple style, I layered some borders on the edge and die cuts along the top.  Then used the gorgeous brown braid trim from https:/ and the look was just masculine enough.  (I know, about the flower, it is a printed paper flower from Prima, and it is masculine if I want it to be....teehee)

 The last 12 x 12 layout I did with the Curio line this weekend was this one with the "fancy" cutting.  I just tore the paper for the two corners, then cut out several more and popped them up to hang over the edge of the picture.  And of course I could not get thru the weekend without a butterfly somewhere...teehee.

I had a few scraps, oh who am I kidding, I had lots of scraps, so I made at least one little card with a border punch, some lace and a beautiful die cut.  But my favorite part of the card is the gorgeous died ribbon from abbyandellie an incredible little shop on etsy.  I know my card doesn't have a title yet, but I'll just pop on a computer typed greeting when I need it...
Well thanks for stopping by, and be sure to visit Misty's blog and join the challenge!
Have fun scrapping!


  1. Molly, You never cease to amaze me!!! Your layouts are just OMGosh GOR-JUS!!!

  2. Molly...simply inspire and amaze me everytime!!