Sunday, 29 May 2011

Two good friends. "Les Papiers de Pandore" " Maison de Campagne"

Good morning my dear blog friends!!

Today I will share a page that I made with the beautiful collection from "Les Papiers de Pandore" called "Maison de Campagne". That means House in the Country and  the papers are so soft and pretty and rosey that  they could well be taken from the walls of a beautiful house in a rural surrounding!
I just love them!

The picture is of Beatrice and our cat Lady. One will rarely go anywhere without the other. Except for when Beatrice is at school of course....

I think the beautiful papers speak for themselves. They are a delight to work with. The patterns are printed using soybased inks that are environmentally friendly.

I have long wanted to use a big bow on a layout, but I find they are so difficult to make. They are to me anyway... I  probably cheated a little on this one, but at least I got my bow!

I made a template for the diecut paper and used my trusted edge scraper to roughen up the edges of my papers. I painted on the edges and when the paint was  was dry I inked around with brown to make the page fitting for an old country house setting,.. :-D !

In these close ups you can see the flower clusters better.

Recently I got my hands on a bunch of pretty mulberry flowers, and I think you will see alot of those in my next layouts.

As usual I could not resist adding some painted corrugated cardboard. I love the texture it adds!

I think the two friends look so cute in this picture. I converted it to black and white because her cardigan was turquoise and thet did not match the colour scheme I had chosen.

Converting the colours is so easy if you use Picasa or another free editing program that you can easily find on the net. If you are tempted you should really try it!!

That's all for today, at least I think it!
I have a lot more pages to share in the coming days, I am just not allowed to show them just yet!

XO XO //Bente

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  1. a gorgeous layout with marvelous flowers and ribbon !

  2. Just a gorgeus LO...wonderful page as always!!!
    You relly make a wonderful job here!!!
    Have a wonderful week.
    Kisses and huges from Brazil

  3. love this Bente....gorgeous colours .... and thanks for the interesting info re. the making of the papers ..... your bow looks terrific and those flowers are yummy .... big hugz and take care x

  4. Simply Stunning LO! I love your big bow (well done!) and your distressed paper edges that you've painted and effective. Can't agree with you enough with regard to the great texture that corrugated board really does! :) Love the fact that the papers are soya based inks, so they are environmentally friendly...really awesome that we can consider our environment, even in our scrapping. :)
    Have a superb week Bente!

  5. I love this one with the big bow treatment - really wanted to comment on this before but couldnt until now!

  6. Absolutely delightful Bente! what a cute pair, Bea and Lady! You did well with the bow, looks really pretty. Must feel great to work with Julie's products when you know they are so echo friendly. xxx


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