Sunday, 4 December 2011

Scrapology December Layout Challenge - F is for Filter Paper

Over on Scrapology this month we chose a layout by Pamela Young which she created for Miss Fancy Pants on

My layout featured photos of my daughter taken recently when she was a flower girl / bridesmaid at my niece's wedding.

I used very little to create the layout. I just used a sheet of patterned paper from Prima's Madeline collection, a chipboard body form, some tulle, satin fabric, adhesive gems and some handmade flowers.

The Scrapology design team challenges you to use Filter Papers in your layout. Several manufacturers (for example Fancy Pants) have produced filter paper products but I decided to use the type of filter papers used in schools and laboratories to make my handmade flowers.

I took the filter papers and punched lots of scalloped circles.

The circles were then put into groups of 5 and I pierced a whole through the centres.

I then pushed several artificial stamens through the hole in the centre of the circles.

The filter paper circles were then lightly sprayed with water and the layers were gently teased apart. This was the only tricky part of making the flowers because once wet the filter paper is very delicate.

The flowers were then placed some where warm (I put mine in the airing cupboard) until they were dry and could be used on my layout.

Here is Pamela's original layout...............

.......... and Lynn's sketch.

Do pop over to Scrapology to have a look at all the design team's layouts and have a go at creating your own layout based on the sketch and featuring filter papers.


Anita said...

Such as beautiful layout Karen, gorgeous photos of Lara, she is soooo pretty. I love how youmade your flowers and that dress is just gorgeous!

Linda said...

Love the way you copied the dress, do pretty x

Lynn said...

What a beautiful layout Karen, love those little flowers and the pretty dress. Lovely photo of Lara.