Guest Design, Inspiration

“Love You” for Charms Creations

Hi Creative Friends,

I hope you are all doing well!  I’m back on the blog today with a special share.  From time to time I get wonderful emails in my inbox from people asking me to guest design for them, I feel so blessed that people think of me and ask me to do this and when I received one from the beautiful soul that is Charm from Charms Creations, how could I say no!  I have been using her embellishments for a while now and love how they add a handmade element to my page (without me having to do all the handmade work)!  They are all made to order and I know a little bit of love goes into each and every one of them.

I thought for this page I’d work with one of her heart-shaped designs and decided to team that with a heart style cut file.  I backed the cut file in papers from Cocoa Vanilla Studio and then went to work on creating my background.  I’ve used Shimmer Sprays and Colour Cubes from Colour Blast Australia.

Once my background was dry, I went about positioning the cut file and my photo mat.  Next, it was time to work on my clusters.  You can see here a close up of the Hessian “Heavenly Heart” which I’ve used as the focal point in my main cluster to the left of my photo.  I’ve added a cute flair button on top to finish it off.  I love the texture here of the paper layers, the hessian and the smooth flair.

The Charm Creations elements are quite large, which means you only need one or two for each page and they really help pull a page together.  I’ve also had a dig into my stash (I am on a bit of a stash busting mission at the moment) and pulled out this chipboard title and some paper flowers to finish off my page.  I’ve also added a heap of fussy cut butterflies to pull the design together.

I thought I’d share a close up of my background here as well… and can you see the shine on those butterflies from the ‘Bling’ Colour cube by Colour Blast?  My hands-down favourite thing that they have!

and the page is done… thanks for popping by the blog today and getting this far.  If you haven’t seen the Charms Creations store yet, please stop by and check it out, these handmade embellishments really do add something special to your creations.

Until next time,

Gwen

xo

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