Friday, September 17, 2010

FWF - An experiment and Happy Birthday Mum!!

I'd like to start this post by wishing my wonderful Mum a fabulous birthday ....21 again LOL! I'll be seeing her this afternoon as I'm cooking a meal tonight  for her and my step-Dad so can't wait :-)

While trawling through one of the local bargain shops I found a roll of self adhesive cork sheet so bought it, not knowing what I was going to use it for.
Yesterday when I pulled out these photos to make this layout I decided I wanted to try and use the cork and give a layout a "memo board" feel so this is what I did.

I cut a piece of cork slightly smaller than the 12" square cardstock and stuck it on top then started my layout from there.
All stamps used on here are from the fabulous Unity kit - One Precious Life which, if you're in the UK, you can buy from Emily here. I stamped the title on to a Fancy Pants journalling card and the other stamps straight on to the cork (which worked beautifully!) using brown Memento ink. I also stamped a couple of birds on to cream cardstock and cut them out before mounting on foam pads.

Materials used: Bazzill cardstock, Unity stamps (as above), brown Memento ink, Fancy Pants journalling card, Prima flowers and flower centres, Making Memeories gingham ribbon, Queen & Co large metal brads, DCWV small brads, Dovercraft pearl brads.
Also used: self adhesive cork sheet, cotton lace, vintage glass and plastic buttons, metal flowers taken from a necklace, sewing thread.

Your next stop if you're following FWF should be the talented Stephanie (love her work!) or see the Unity blog for a full list. Keep an eye out for that Flair blinkie and leave a comment on the blog to be in with a chance to win some stamps!

Thanks for visiting my blog and come back soon (please LOL!)

14 comments:

Bogner's said...

Just stunning! I love all those flowers! And happy birthday to your mom!

Elisabeth said...

And you totally nailed it, love how it looks like everything's tacked to a memo bard, great design!

4guysandagirl said...

this is perfect! And I love that you are trying to use up your stash (I read it in your profile). I am doing the same thing!!! I want to downsize big time!!! :)

Rona said...

this is gorgeous!! Love the way you stamped on the cork it looks great!!

Anne said...

Very sweet! Love the colors you chose with the cork. All the flowers just make the LO...of course the awesome stamps you chose work so well also!

Poppit said...

It totally worked Jo! love the cork board effect - very cool!

Susan B. said...

Jo I love this layout! This is just lovely!

Morissa Sweeney (SCS - stampinsweeney) said...

Wonderful job! I have some cork sheets that I really need to dig into!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Wow what a gorgeous layout!!!!

lynn said...

i've never stamped on cork-gotta try it, cuz this made a really great project!

Lori said...

Fabulous idea! It really looks like a cork board!

Christi Snow said...

This is so gorgeous and creative Jo....LOVE it! smiles...

Gwen said...

Gorgeous, Jo! Love it! The memo board look is just awesome!

Anita said...

what a brilliant idea....and it looks wonderful Jo!.xxx