Saturday, May 28, 2011

Sweet Clusters with Belinda

Good morning Purple Pumpkin followers!!!

Belinda here today with some layouts to share. Most of my layouts (or maybe all of them?!) include clusters of embellishments; doilies, chipboard, flowers etc. My most favourite addition to my clusters is a Purple Pumpkin button. It is not hard to find one that will coordinate with whatever the theme of your layout may be.

For this first layout I have used four buttons from various packs. You can mix and match your packs with ease as they do work so well together. I have given all of these buttons a little colour on the edges using some Antique Linen Distress Ink. I just rubbed it on using a sponge. I have also added some green and white twine to my banner title. I wanted it to flow and loop across the banner so I simply added some dots of Helmar 450 in strategic positions..



...and here are a few close-ups of the clusters...





...I have gone for a bit of a vintage look for this second layout to coordinate with the beautiful mix of My Mind's Eye pattern papers. So as per my previous blog entries, I have whipped out my favourite Sand Glimmermist and given the Purple Pumpkin buttons a blast. One of these days I am going to try a different Glimmermist colour!! LOL Even though this is a boy layout, I have still added flowers to the embellishment clusters. I see nothing wrong with adding flowers to a boy page and these are in masculine colours so I think I can get away with it...


...and here are the close-ups showing how I have Glimmermisted the buttons, layered on top of doilies that I die cut from patterned paper and then added the brown and white twine around them...



...And this last layout I created using a The Color Room palette. It features our buck who we call Mr Bean because he loves to eat broad beans. This layout has two main clusters of doilies, flowers, leaves, chipboard and Purple Pumpkin buttons....


...Of course I had to use my very favourite little deer button on this layout...


...as well as this lovely pattern button...


Well that is all from me today. Thankyou so much for stopping by the Purple Pumpkin blog. I hope you have a terrific weekend and don't forget the next sale is not far away!! YIPPEEEE!!

Cheers
Belinda

5 comments:

Alanna said...

Wowser! All gorgeous LOs Belinda.

shirley said...

Gorgeous layouts as usual Belinda!
Love how you have clusters the buttons,flowers and doilies.
Sand Glimmer mist is my fave colour too...I need more!

I go by CHIC said...

Beautiful layouts Belinda. I love clutterfull, full of interest pages but I just cant seem to step out of my minimal pages. Im soooo boring LOL. I love the idea of Inking the buttons. Would never have thought of that myself so thank you for sharing. Will give it ago next layout. I also love the Mr bean layout how you have pulled back and exposed pieces of page. Very interesting to look at....you almost want to keep peeling and see what little secrets lie beneath :-)

Kylie B said...

Just LOVE those buttons, can't wait to get some myself!!!!

Cocoadiculum said...

♥♥♥!