Snips and Snails...

Sunday, April 3, 2011


I really look forward to the start of each month as it means I can share another project from my time on the Creative Team at Scrapbooking Memories magazine (Australia). And this month I can reveal my very first step x step two page article. I must admit, I was a little nervous doing this as I wasn't really sure I was going to come up with something that people would be interested in... but I've had so many emails asking how I do the rolled paper edges that I thought it would be a good place to start.

This is the finished article after publication!


I seriously love this photo of my little man holding out his prize catch for the day. He was helping me in the garden and was using his tractor with its bucket to cart away the snails. If you look closely you can see quite a few snails trying to escape. The Dino Roar papers from Imaginisce were perfect for this layout as the colours were ideal for a little man page yet still bright, fun and funky with big spots... I love spots. I hand drew the snail and then paper piece him together using different layers of the Dino Roar patterned paper and pop dots to give him a bit of dimension.


I went a little crazy with the hand stitching and decided to do a row of cross-stitch around the edge, then I got bored with using the one colour as it took so long so I decided to alternate colours as I went.



From farm to you...

21 comments:

  1. This is just super super clever and it was such a great step x step....Well done miss melinda xxxx

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  2. Got job explaining. The layout is wonderful! Love the colors and the rolled edges.

    http://nanascreativeplace.blogspot.com

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  3. what a fun fun layout!!! Something like this will bring a smile to anyone anyday!

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  4. WOW - and YUCK all at the same time. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. What a wonderful page...,I love the snail..he is just gorgeous.Great photo's and I love all the elements...Fabulous work.
    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  6. A fabulous & most creative LO Melinda..full of wonderful ideas...always inspiring!

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  7. this is so clever... lovely!
    Hugs
    Kim
    x

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  8. Is this adorable or what? I love your technique! Very inspirational.

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  9. What a FUN page!!! I can see why you are published!!!
    ~Kim

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  10. I love the curled paper circle...amazing! Best of all I love the cute little boy with the snail! I love snails myself actually!

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  11. I just love those little details you make! Awesome!
    Hugs from Brazil to you!
    XOXO
    Aline Fonseca

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  12. this was seriously gorgeous Melinda

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  13. WOW!! Your details are stunning and the colors all pop!! CONGRATS on the publication!!

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  14. the amount of detail, and the intricate pieces you create within your pages amaze me!

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  15. Wow! This is just fantastic! Love every detail!

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  16. I love how you curled the paper, the embroidery, and how the title is lifted off the page! Very cute job :)

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  17. Ok.. Seriously? The layout is fabulous with all the cute details, but you just "hand drew" the snail? That is amazing in itself and so creative! Beautiful job and congratulations!

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  18. absolutely darling! I love your attention to little details. very cute layout. I HAVE to try the curled edges now! thanks for sharing.

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  19. Lovely layout Melinda! You are truly a scrapmaster!

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  20. haha, Im trying the curling edges, mine looks more like something blew up. but I like it! LOL. I didn't actually "follow" the tutorial... maybe that's why. I crack myself up. Thanks again for sharing this, it's really turning into a fun project!
    Lara

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  21. I love how you rolled the paper around the circle, great technique! Very creative and eye catching layout!

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