Moments Captured – Scrapbook Layout

Hey there crafty friends, welcome back to the Little Birdie blog where you have Melissa with you today, sharing a floral scrapbook layout.

I have used Little Birdie’s ‘Woodland Stories’ collection for this layout and found a photo that matched this collection perfectly (thanks to Pinterest).

I cut an angled green piece of card stock from the collection and attached it on the top of the main card stock piece using mounting tape to give it dimension. I then attached some lace underneath it.
I used another floral piece of card stock from the collection and cut it on an angle in the opposite direction to the green piece. I used mounting tape again to attach it for more dimension and also attached some lace underneath it, like the previous piece.

I foiled some brick shaped chipboard and attached them above and below my photo.

I arranged and attached some ephemera from the Woodland Collection, using mounting tape on some of them for height.

I then added some flowers to finish off the layout.

Thank you so much for looking, I really hope I have inspired you in some way. I will be back on the blog again very soon with some more crafty inspiration. Until then..happy crafting! 🙂

Mel x

Products Used
Little Birdie ‘Woodland Stories’ card stock
Little Birdie ‘Woodland Stories’ ephemera
Little Birdie ‘Brick Wall’ chipboard
Little Birdie ‘Corolia Purple Passion’ flowers
Little Birdie ‘Arcadia Aqua Medley’ flowers
-Little Birdie ‘Melissa Arctic Ice’ flowers
Little Birdie ‘Pixie rose woodland stories’ flowers
-Unbranded blue artificial flowers
-Unbranded orange/pink artificial flowers
-Lace trimming
-Couture Creations ‘Silver’ heat foil

Live The Moments – Scrapbook Layout

Hey there crafty people! Welcome back to the Little Birdie blog, Melissa here with you today and I have a new layout to share with you.

For the bottom of this layout I used the orange card stock from the ‘Woodland Stories’ collection; for the top of this layout I used floral card stock from the ‘Watercolor Floral Ballet’ collection, which I lightly distressed the bottom of and for the matting of my photo, I used a small piece of card stock from the ‘True Love’ collection, which I cut out using a metal die.

Between the top and bottom card stocks, I attached some burlap to break them up a little.

I did some stenciling on my background, using white gesso and I used the ‘Poppies & Roses’ elements around my photo.

I then attached some beautiful red flowers & roses and a couple of yellow ones to cut through the red a bit.

I coloured a chipboard border & the chipboard title using ‘Glimmer Moss’ wax and Matt chalk acrylic paint in ‘Lemon Chiffon’ & ‘Wild Wasabi’ and I coloured some chipboard flower pieces using ‘Lemon Zest’ sparkle paste.

To finish off this layout, I added some glitter paint to some of the red flowers to make them sparkle and some clear crystal drops to the chipboard pieces to make them glossy.

All products used on this layout are from Little Birdie, except the stencil, crystal drops & glitter paint (see product list below).

I hope you liked this layout and are inspired to try something similar. I will be back again very soon with some more crafty inspiration. Until then…happy crafting! 🙂

Mel x

Products Used
Little Birdie ‘Watercolor Floral Ballet’ card stock
Little Birdie ‘Woodland Stories’ card stock
Little Birdie ‘Classy Chic white burlap’
Little Birdie ‘True Love’ card stock
Little Birdie chipboard sentiment
Little Birdie chipboard border
Little Birdie chipboard flowers
-Kaisercraft ‘Quilted’ stencil
Little Birdie ‘Rosalind Sangria’ flowers
-Little Birdie Paper crafting medley Roxanne’ flowers
Little Birdie ‘Poppies & Roses’ elements
Little Birdie ‘Queenie Love & Roses’ flowers
Little Birdie small red flowers
-Little Birdie ‘EMB bud with leaves red’
-Little Birdie ‘Spring Petals’ flowers
-Little Birdie ‘Spring Sorrento Petals’ flowers
Little Birdie ‘small red roses’
Little Birdie ‘White Gesso’
Little Birdie Metallic Wax in ‘Glimmer Moss
Little Birdie sparkle paste in ‘Lemon Zest’
Little Birdie matt chalk acrylic paint in ‘Lemon Chiffon’ & ‘Wild Wasabi’
-Nuvo crystal drops grande in ‘Clear – Morning dew’
-Glitter paint in ‘Silver’

Beach Themed Violin

Hey there crafty friends! Welcome back to the Little Birdie blog, Melissa here with you today and I have something a little different to share with you all.

I decided to decorate a plastic wooden look toy violin to match my beached themed craft room.

Because the violin was plastic, I rubbed it back with sand paper to make the surface rough and easier for the paints and media to stick to it.

Once the surface was rough enough, I did 3 coats of white gesso to ensure it covers completely and let it dry naturally in between each coat. Then I applied the 2 step crackle medium, which worked perfectly and created the best crackles throughout the painted gesso.

I then used some sparkle paste to colour the chipboard and attached it in various areas.

I arranged and attached some ‘Songs of the Sea’ elements and flowers.

I also added some wooden flourishes which I coloured using waxes and paint.

I then attached some medium and small sized sea shells I collected from the beach over time and while the glue was still wet, sprinkled some texture sand over the top.

To finish off I added some glitter to the flowers and butterflies to make them sparkle.

I really hope you liked my mixed media violin and it has inspired you to create something similar. Be sure to check out the wonderful Little Birdie products I’ve used which are listed below.

I will be back again with some more inspiration very soon. Until then..Happy Crafting! 🙂

Mel x

Products Used
-Plastic toy violin
Little Birdie ‘Netting’ chipboard
Little Birdie ‘Songs of the sea’ elements
Little Birdie ‘Arcadia Aqua Medley’ butterflies
Little Birdie ‘Arion Sunshine & Lemonade’ flowers
-Little Birdie ‘Paper crafting Medley Emily’ flowers
Little Birdie ‘White Gesso’
Little Birdie Two Step crackle medium
Little Birdie matt chalk acrylic paint in ‘Misty Rose’
-Little Birdie ‘Texture Sand’
Little Birdie Sparkle paste in ‘Mandarin Glaze’
Little Birdie metallic wax in ‘Aqua Sheen’ & ‘Glimmer Moss’
-Kaisercraft underwater wooden flourishes
-Nuvo glitter accents in ‘fresh snowfall’
-Sea shells