Saturday, July 27, 2013

Laughter ~ by Helena Johansson


Hi there! Today I have a layout to inspire you with, made with the Natural Beauty line by GCD Studios and Donna Salazar. I chose two papers, Soaring and Blue Fence, and cut them using a diecut paper. The Blue Fence paper I cut using a decorative scissors.

I have made some of the flowers on this layout, using Spellbinders Carnation Creations die and papers from GCD studios & Donna's, the Blue Fence paper, and papers from Mix'd Media Stax 2. I have a little tutorial further down to show you the steps on how I made the flowers.

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The banner is die-cut shapes from the Family Jeans line by GCD Studios and Donna's - so cute!

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The butterfly is a die from Spellbinders Wonderful Wings, and I've decorated it with bling from Want2Scrap and Donna's - just a perfect match :)

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And here are a few more close-ups on my flowers. I really love how these turned out!

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I made the flowers using the Spellbinders Carnation Creation dies, three different sizes. I cut some from the Blue Fence paper and some from the thick mulberry paper from the Mix'd Media Stax. For the other flowers on my page I used the mulberry paper and the script paper.

Flower tutorial 1

I then put the layers together, using a brad in the middle, and sprayed the flower with water. Then I wrinkled the flower into a little ball and let it dry. I used my heatgun to give it some help, waiting for things to dry is just so boring!

Flower tutorial 2

After it had dried I gently pulled the layers apart and arranged the petals a bit. I took a piece of cheesecloth and made that my bottom layer. Then I painted the edges with a bit of gesso.

Flower tutorial 3

Thanks for stopping by today!


Product list
 GCD Studios: Donna Salazar - Natural Beauty line - Soaring
GCD Studios: Donna Salazar - Natural Beauty line - Blue Fence
GCD Studios: Donna Salazar - Mix'd Media Stax
 Spellbinders - Carnation Creations
Spellbinders - Wonderful Wings
 Want2Scrap: Donna Salazar - Wonderful Wings
GCD Studios: Donna Salazar - Family Jeans die-cuts
Flowers from Petaloo and Prima
Chipboard from Dusty Attic


  1. Beautiful. Love the design, colors and papers.

  2. So pretty. Love all the layers.

  3. So pretty. Love all the layers and flowers.

  4. So beautiful! Love the papers and details!

  5. Very creative! Love these beautiful flowers!