Monday, January 10, 2011

Giselle | Inspiration by Wendy Smith

Today I get to reveal the gorgeous layouts created by the super talented Wendy Smith!  For this first layout, Wendy shows how to tone down a patterned background with a neutral layer over the top.  Adding ink to the punched border really makes that pattern pop!  Inking around the edges of your elements allows each of them to shine. The Prima flowers have been layered and finished off with a sticker for the centre.
This next layout is masculine, yet soft, showing you that you can incorporate pretty flowers and lace, and still achieve an effective boy layout. Grey, blue and yellow are a fabulous colour combination. The bingo card has been laid on its side to create a mount for the photo and subtitle.
Wendy has distressed the journaling tag and doodled around its border to add even more dimension.
Now, here's a clever use of the bingo card! Wendy has trimmed out the numbers from the bingo card before using it on the layout above, thereby extending the use of the product. I love the unexpected and random nature of the numbers down the left hand side. The diecut lace layered over the bon bon cardstock looks so beautiful.
Wendy has also inked the Pink Paislee artisan element frame to allow the embossed detail to really stand out!
Last, but certainly not least...Wendy has created this gorgeously girlie page with a pink and red combination that compliments her photo beautifully and the touches of cream and green really liven this scheme up. Wendy has fussy-cut the flower details from the Scenic Route printed cardstock.
A doodled border has been added to the Basic Grey flower. Prima flowers and a button have been layered over the top, with foam dots placed underneath to lift up the flower. Love the Prima flourish extending from it to finish.
Join me tomorrow for more Giselle inspiration by Leanne Allinson.

Cheers, Lis.


  1. Hi Wendy, just devine. Your work is truly inspirational and as they say "imitation is the highest form of flatery".... I might borrow some of the treatment ideas.
    xo pip