Friday, September 21, 2012

Audrey's "Country Boutique" projects from Fancy Pants

I love how the neutral colors really make your photos stand out.

I really wanted to use a landscape photo with these papers.  I thought that the blues and greens would just stand out perfectly against the browns and greys.

I took this shot of Cayuga Lake (in the Finger Lakes of NY) as I traveled there for the first time this summer back in June.  My parents have a cottage on the lake and we spend a lot of time there!

I based my page off of a sketch on the Fancy Pants blog.

This is a rather clean page for me, but I still added my bits of misting and inking, and some wrapped twine.

These are some photos of my brother and my little guy after they had gotten some buzz cuts by my hubby.

Under the chevron papers, I layered a whole bunch of banners from the banner die cut sheet, and also a mini file folder that came with the title die cuts.   I wanted to ground my photos a bit more, so I added some black circles, too.

I was holding my paintbrush a different way when splattering my paint this time, and I really like how it landed on the page.  I really want to experiment more with getting paint splatters just right!

Lastly, with the great die cut banner sheet, I just had to make an actual banner.  But because I used some on my previous layout, I only had a few left, and had to think of a creative way to put my letters on three pennants.  It was either a 3 letter word, a 6 letter word, or a 3 word phrase.  I decided on FA MI LY.

 I bought this cheap frame at Wal Mart for $3.  I painted it white a few times, but I love that you can still see the pattern on it a bit. Behind the banner I simply wrapped a piece of the black patterned paper from this line with some twine and placed it in the frame, removing the glass.

I made some accordian flowers to mount my letters on, and the other pennants got some fussy cut hearts that i inked and covered with crackle paint.

The banner was a bit big for the frame, but that was totally fine by me!  I love the natural feel of this with the colors, the white washed frame, and the twine.

Thanks for stopping by today!



  1. These projects are simply adorable. I love the earthy colors you used!

  2. Beautiful stuff here! You girls have really made me want to get this collection with all your beautiful creations this week!

  3. Adorable work Audrey! Love your banners!

  4. Everything is so beautiful! Love all of the distressing!

  5. Love your work with this line Audrey!! Everything is awesome!!

  6. Wonderful layouts. Love the colors in this line and your worked them beautifully. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Love all the distressing on your projects. Wonderful. Love the neutral/earth tones of this line.