Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Live a "splendid" life

Ready for more from Authentique gorgeousness? Okay...ready or not, go!
Today I'd like to introduce you to"Splendid". This is another one of Authentiques new Summer 2011 releases.
For starters my favorite paper has got to be the woodgrain print. It is seriously fabulous, is it not?! I really want to hoard this paper because I ♥ so!
My second favorite paper in this line is probably "Renown".
The colors of this line are appropriate for both boys and girls which makes it such a versatile line to work with. I, however, chose a non-human subject on this layout. I have always ADORED horses since I was a little girl. When I was about 4 or so my mom and I would stop by a pasture nearby my older sisters' school to feed the horses. Thus began my affection for these sleek, gentle, yet powerful four legged creatures.
See the flowers on the layout? I altered some 2 different sets of Epiphany felt flowers; Whimsy and Adobe and combined them with some wooden buttons and bling to complete the look I was going for. I also used one of the "Tea Room" Vintage settings and the Button Studio on the tag in the upper left hand corner.

Next up is Glowing! I have never liked a Halloween line as much as this. The papers have much more sophistication than the typical Halloween line.
I love to decorate my house for the holidays and decided to alter an extra large Ball jar to hold treats for our home.
For the front of the jar I used a large a tag and cut slits in the sides and put lace through the slits and tied it in the back. I used a couple of die cuts layered on top of a accordian wheel that I made. LOVE that skull and cross bones! Around the lid I cut strips of paper to fit and hot glued them to the side. I added lace and ball trim for added texture. I wanted to add a bit of height to the jar, so I made a little witch hat and adhered it on top. It's going to take lots and lots of will power to keep from dipping into this jar too often. hee hee
Hope you enjoyed checking out what I've been up to. See you soon.


Marie aka bettiescrapbook said...

Simpley beautiful!!!! I love them both! Great job!

Gina Lideros said...

wow, all of your projects are beautiful Tricia. I really like the way that you cut slits in the side of the trick or treat label and wrapped it around the ball jar. So clever!


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