Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Book pages and Blooms!!! CCB

Hi all! 
Happy to be here today with my project for Creative Carte Blanche! 
I love being a part of this group! 
If you haven't heard of it, we are a group of girls who love to create, 
love to share our passion, want to inspire others, and I am blessed to be with these amazing women who I call my chosen sisters or creative co-horts, hehehe. 

Today I am here to share my project for Hels Sheridan's theme Book pages and Blossoms! 
EEEK....I squealed when I read it! 
Let me run you through it...

 I started with a 8x8 stretched canvas. 
I didn't want to use it traditionally, so I turned it over and decided to do a kind of shadow box. 
-I covered the frame and inside with old dictionary print using Multi Matte Medium from Ranger. 
-Once that dried, I wiped my Picked Raspberry Distress Ink pad 
around the edges and spritzed it lightly with water. 
-Then dried it with my heating tool. 
-Then I adhered some lace and fabric paper using Multi Matte...that stuff is fabulous for thick fabrics. 
-I pulled some flowers out of my flower drawer..just random ones...and sprayed those with Picked Raspberry Distress Spray.  I left some of the white showing for contrast. 

I adhered some of, I believe they are Prima's, Butterflies..they were just in my stash. 
I also FINALLY used my street sign from Prima that I have been hoarding, lol. 
I also took some random rub-ons and rubbed them on sporadically around the edges.  
Not sure what company they were as they were in my stash and used. 
I inked a large tag with Picked Raspberry Distress Ink and stamped one of my sentiment stamps with Impression Obsession! 

So that's a wrap! lol...anyway I hope you enjoyed your stop here today. 
Thanks for stopping by! 
If you haven't already checked out the Creative Carte Blanche blog do that too...my co-horts have been very creative this month and we still have more to come! 
Hope you all have a great day...stay safe out there! 


  1. So lovely, my lovely. I just love all your textures and layers. The composition and balance are just right and your quote Is fantastic! Where did you get that stamp? Oh, yeah, Yvonne Blair Designs, right?? ;-)

  2. Oh what a gorgeous book pages and blooms dream garden Yvonne. STUNNING! Xj.

  3. Loving your non traditional use of the canvas, it provides such a lovely little niche for the fabulous sentiment. Great use of the rub-ons and the flowers and butterflies are an absolute delight. Although not generally a 'pink' girl, I have to say I LOVE this!! Anne xx

  4. Pink with Butterflies, another beautiful Yvonne Blair signature piece. Love this pretty textured frame! And the sentiment is perfect. I knew you'd rock this theme!

  5. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous, Yvonne! This is so YOU! Your 8x8 canvas is exquisite! I love the pink and the book text mixed together in the background.And what is one of your pieces without butterflies?? This one is just beautiful and I love the sentiment! That little lamp post is just too cute, too! Just stunning!