Friday, 19 November 2010

A Beautiful Glitzy Autumn

Hi all,
It’s that Glitzy time of the month again when I get to share a project with you AND some of the new goodies that the Oh so talented Glitz team have brought us. If it’s possible to be in love with paper products I am head over heels ... the biggest question is where to start! Which line, which exciting new embellishment to use?
To be honest I wanted to use it all but settled with a little ... for now!

Beautiful Autumn

We don’t have thanksgiving here in the UK but there are times in life that stop you in your tracks to give thanks for family, friends and moments like these. Driving home on bonfire night last year Mother Nature made me stop in my tracks, get out of the car and snap this pic on my mobile phone. Who needs a firework display to ‘oohhh’ and ‘ahhh’ at after you’ve seen this! I wanted to record it in a scrap page and the new Love Nest collection from Glitz Designs was the perfect choice.

Glitz Designs Love Nest papers; Polka, Sky, Damask and Floral
Glitz Designs Love Nest Rub ons
Glitz Designs Love Nest Cardstock stickers; Titles and Journalling
Glitz Designs Love Nest What Nots
Glitz Designs Tulle

I marked out an aperture, slightly smaller than the photo which I wanted to be central (unusual for me!) to take focus, and cut it out with a craft knife from the polka paper. I then ripped a square from the reverse of the sky paper (a fabulous scrunched up brown paper) to add a frame over the frame and ripped out the centre.

After ripping out the polka aperture, distressing paper edges and inking copiously I adhered the brown paper frame to the page and then ripped back into the polka aperture to roll and fold sections back.

To continue the optical illusion that the photo is popping out of the paper I then backed the aperture with the damask paper.

I added the photo into the frame on foam pads to add more dimension and used some words from the Love Nest titles, journaling and rub ons packs as well as adding the cute bird rub ons to fill the edge.

To pull some of the fabulous citrus green colour from the title stickers I tore a strip from the green side of the floral paper, I love how Glitz add contrasting colours that really pop in their collections so you can mix it up. I also tore another strip from the brown paper side of polka, inked them and attached them across my page with just enough green peeking out.

One of the new additions to the Glitz lines is the Tulle which comes in yummy colours, I used a strip of the brown attaching it across my page with brads and twisting it to add interest. I also twisted and tacked down the bit of tulle that would sit under my journaling block to add more shape (and also to make it easier to add the block!)

I sanded, distressed and inked the Love Nest What Not, I love that Glitz has brought out a set of What Nots to go with each new line, they’re so useful and so much fun!

I used the What Not for my journaling and added it to my page.

The finishing touches were some flowers and vines to reflect nature and to tie in all the elements of the page. And that’s it a record of a most amazing display from Mother Nature brought together beautifully with the new Love Nest line from Glitz.

That’s all from me for now, I’m off to delve back into my box of Glitzy goodness and create some more .... Now which line next? Scarlett or Hoopla? And Oh look at those peek-a-boos......

Thanks for stopping by, see you soon and until then Happy crafting!
M x


  1. I vote for Hoopla next please. Love the LO and those papers are fab I'm stroking mine just now lol.

  2. This is gorgeous, Michelle! The red dot background is the perfect touch to the wonderful accenting you did! ♥♥♥