Friday, 7 November 2014

Introducing First Edition Botanical Notes Paper pads

Hello everyone 
today i am going to share with you two projects i have made using the new Botanical Notes pads from First Edition. it is absolutely beautiful and is perfect for vintage, girly or wedding projects. again this pad comes with different textured papers from canvas effect to foil engraved patterns.

 i have really got into mixed media lately and love the paper flowers that Trimcraft produce. i have used an assortment of different ones.  the background page already had a lot on it but i used a few stencil masks to add texture and dimension to it.

to get the running ink effect i just took the cap off of the spritzing inks and dropped a blob of ink on the page, tilted it up and blew the ink down the page or you can use a straw.

i used the butterfly from the Dovecraft everyday stamps range and stamped it on to card and cut it out.  i used book print paper and the music script stamp from Oak House Studio to add more texture to the image but its detailed on its own.

Here is a mixed media card i made using these papers, mixed media isn't just limited to Layouts and Canvas art but i would love to do a few canvas wall hanging for my craft room when i get chance.

i just copyed the techniques i used on the layout on to a card. i first started by covering a card blank with pattered paper and using a stencil and texture paste on the background. I then tore a triangle out of the corner of a 6x6 sheet of paper and adhered it to the corner of the card with half a doily tucked underneath. i again used spritzing inks to create the ink drips and clustered and layered up the paper flowers.

I used the stamps from the curiosity corner range to create the lace effect layers and the butterfly stamp from the Dovecraft everyday stamps range. i love these stamps as they are photopolymer and create a nice clear image.

 I glued the petals together on the paper blossoms so that they stayed in position, it was one of those things i discovered by accident and will share once i have recreated the effect.

Thanks for visiting


  1. Beautiful! I love the running ink effect, and how there are lots of pretty bits & pieces to look at! x

  2. Hi Katie this is a fantastic page with a brilliant layout. Hugs Jackie