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Let’s get Flirty Fleur

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The Hey Little Magpie shop has recently started stocking Prima. When Flirty Fleur, one of their collections reached the ‘shelves’, I knew it was a collection right down my street.

With a monochromatic combination of black and white, but with teal tones to add contrast, what’s not to love?

Plus for a bit of bling, Prima have foiled some of the papers and ephemera with an almost holographic effect.

I assumed that I would only be wanting to scrap black and white photos, but a muted colour photo worked best on my first layout!

‘Love This’ has a textured background, created using Vicki Boutin art crayons and a gesso base. It was the first time that I had used her crayons, and I’m just a bit addicted to them now! I used them both wet and dry in conjunction with a stencil.

Layering around the image was easy as all elements co-ordinate so well.

I wouldn’t usually choose Prima flowers. However, I spied two fabulous butterflies in the Flirty Fleur Take Flight Mulberry pack, so they sold it to me!

After placing most of the elements onto the textural background, I felt that the layout needed some grounding. I decided to back mounted the entire layout with the Little notes paper.

A border punch edge detail and some cross stitching completed the layout.

‘Blessed Happiness’ also has a textured background, but this time I painted the inner detail of the lattice stencil using the Vicki Boutin Iridescent Glaze.

I created the left hand panel using a border of Birds of a Feather and Something Floral Flirty Fleur papers.

The Take Flight Mulberry pack of flowers also has an oversized frame in it, so to give cohesion to the layout, I cut it into three pieces and placed them randomly over the layout base.

Similarly to my first layout, I added ephemera and stitching, clustering around the frame sections.

This layout was mounted onto the Pretty Birds grid like paper, as I felt it needed a sharp edge.

Both layouts were finished with the Flirty Fleur Words and Quotes stickers and Flirty Fleur Say it in Crystals, perfect to add an extra bit of bling!

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