Step x step publication and winner!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

It seems so long ago that I put these projects together and I guess it has been quite a while but when working with magazine publications you always work so far in advance that the time between creation and being able to share takes forever! Well finally I can share...

I created a step x step tutorial on a unique way to use stencils that tend to sit in the cupboard feeling all lonely and unloved. I created a layout and card using two different techniques and really enjoyed having a play and trying something different.

This photo of my daughter and her pooch 'Lizzy' was taken in the Canola field when it was in full bloom and was a sea of yellow. My poor daughter is putting on a brave smile as Lizzy is incredibly heavy for such a little dog... she is Corgi x German Shepherd and ways a tonne even though she only stands a foot high.

All the flowers, leaves and butterflies on the layout were created using the Pebbles Stencils and Pebbles chalks... I'm really starting to love my chalks and find I'm using them more and more on projects as I can rub them off if I make a mistake whereas inks are a different matter and boy have I made a few permanent errors with inks!

My Little Shoebox
Give-Away Winner!

I must apologise that this is a bit delayed but with everything that has happened the past week it kind of slipped through the cracks. I didn't even get time to do a random generator selection so had my daughter draw names out of her school lunch box...
Congratulations goes to:
Sue said...
Already a follower of both blogs & have left a comment - MLS is one of my absolute FAVE manufacturers. (I even dared try out for the DT - the only time I've ever done that! LOL) LOVE these cards, they look awesome!!!
Sue, could you please email me with your postal details to:
Thanks and congratulations!

From farm to you...


  1. Your LO is so gorgeous! I love the colours and your flowers and butterflies from the checked paper. So creative and a great design for your daughter's sweet photo! I am in awe of all the marker work you did on this LO. WOW!!!
    Thanks for sharing and inspiring! :)

  2. Gorgeous layout! Love the butterflies and flowers! Thank you for the step x step! TFS

  3. Wonderful layout Melinda!!! Thanks for the step by step.

    Congrats Sue!

  4. Congratulations on your gorgeous publication!

  5. Woooooo! Melinda you have just made my day, thank you SO much!!! Am off to email you now! XXX

  6. bizzare I was just literally reading your step x step 10 minutes ago , going through some older magazines....OH I am so sorry O missed that layout below it looks awesome cant wait to see it in print!

  7. Your layout is simply stunning Melinda:):):) I don't know what I love more - those flowers and your amamzing ideas or the gorgeous smile of your beautiful girl! Hope you are well lovely xx

  8. Congratulations on publication. You so deserve it. Your layouts are stunning.