A new find...

Sunday, July 10, 2011

I love CHA time as the internet is all a flutter with new and exciting collections from the manufacturers or even perhaps a new manufacturer. I was browsing away on facebook and stumbled across Authentique, a new paper company just starting out and they are about to conquer their first CHA.

Now, I will be the first to admit... Authentique is not a style that I would usually get excited about. However, the first thing that caught my eye was the 'grey'. I'm a huge fan of grey but never get to play with it in my scrapping because it's not often used by manufacturers. So when I spied a company who was willing to use 'grey' as the new black I was totally intrigued to the point that I made my first purchase and waited patiently for the postman to arrive.


Okay, I know this layout is very different for me with all the florals etc and not a critter in sight, but gee I had fun. And it was so nice to do a layout just for me... no deadline, no theme, no products I had to use... just for fun!


 Now, I can honestly say that Authentique products are better in person than veiwing them on-line... the quality is superb, so much so that your paper gives that delightfully crisp cutting sound when you are snipping away with your scissors.



The large alphas are quite thick which made them perfect for cutting around each letter and still have them hold their shape. The mini alphas and words won't fall off your page in a hurry as they peel beautifully from their packaging and stick fast once down.



I decided to re-create the floral pattern by hand stitching larger versions of it on the background cardstock which of course had to be grey. I then added hints of chalk inside the stitched areas just to highlight the pattern.

Well that's it for my project and I must say, I think I'm going to have to down tools on required projects a bit more often and simply scrap for the fun.


From farm to you...

20 comments:

  1. Yes Melinda, it sure looks all so very magical...beautifully styled by you too...lovely!

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  2. Melinda - Wow. Your work is amazing. I share your love of grey, which is why I insisted it be a part of our inaugural release. It's wonderful to hear how you recognized the quality of our products. The weight and texture of our papers and stickers are as important to our process as the designs themselves. It is refreshing that these details were not lost on you. You are clearly a pro, which only makes your feedback that much more meaningful.

    -Samantha Wheatley, Owner, Authentique Paper

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  3. Melinda this is gorgeous! lovin the grey! And the red with it is beautiful!! X

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  4. This is GORGEOUS, Melinda!

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  5. Such a beautiful layout. I really like the grey.

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  6. aw how nice! lovely work as always Melinda xx :)

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  7. Gorgeous!!! So beautiful!!! hugs

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  8. Wowzers Melinda this is devine! I think I need some of that paper now! Love the flowers, LOVE the grey, love the stitching and that photo is so very sweet, thanks for sharing.

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  9. SO LOVE this layout, the colours are so pretty and gorgeous addition with the stitching.
    Margie Romney-Aslett (one of their designers) is from The Girl Paperie and I adored all her papers there so I will definitely be getting the Authentique ranges ...thanks for showing it in such a gorgeous layout

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  10. I am absolutely in awe - this is stunning. Make sure you create more often just for yourself - your enjoyment shines through! Would you mind if I featured this layout on our blog?

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  11. Suzanne, I would be more than happy for you to feature the layout. Thanks so much for thinking of me. :)

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  12. Melinda, your layout is stunning. I was on the fence about Authentique, just not sure, but you have completely sold me with this beautiful page :)

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  13. Your LO is so pretty! You always impress and inspire me with your imaginative ideas and use of fun techniques. Love the stitching with the chalking details. It really is a gorgeous paper collection and you made great use of it.
    Thanks for sharing! :)

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  14. this is just so divine Melinda!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  15. This is absolutely beautiful!!
    Chrissy.
    xx

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  16. Love this LO. It has so many little details that make it awesome.

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