Wednesday, April 7, 2010

♥ All you need is LOVE- Pleated water color paper ♥

So I realized through the flurry of blog posts that I have been posting that I haven't had a chance to share the details of the projects I did for Couture Cardstock as their guest designer.

I had so much fun playing around with this cardstock. ESPECIALLY their brand new Pure Silk watercolor paper. I used the lighter weight watercolor paper for this really fun pleating technique.

Here is a close up of the four colored pleated swirls. All of the swirls started off white and were Glimmer Misted to these beautiful colors. I used Jazz Blue, Meadow Green, Candlelight, and Cherry Limeade.

Here is a close up picture of the pleating...

Here are the fun little sequin that I sewed into the picture of my daughter.

To create this fun pleating, I took my Crafty Power Tape by SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L and cut strips of Glimmer Misted paper and created these pleats out of each color paper. I then also inlayed them into black cardstock for a dramatic look. I also sewed the seams so they looked inlayed. And of course I followed up with a coat of Dazzling Diamond over the top of the layout for good measure :)

I have a few other projects that I will share hopefully this next week... It funny just how fast life catches up to you... and one blog post... turns into another and before you know it... IT IS NEXT WEEK!

I hope this layout has helped you get your creative wheels going... I just love the way it turned out. I have two others plus a canvas to share (I can't wait to share them!!!).

And don't forget to check out the giveaways both on my blog and over at the paper life blog.

Piece of Heart Glimmer Mist Giveaway from The Paper Life

Wear your Adhesive on the Outside giveaway

thanks again!!!



  1. Not sure what to say. Wow! That is so simple and so stunning.