April 27, 2010

Slainte From McGonigals

A Gaelic Irish Blessing that my hubby and I pass along to you from our recent trip to Chicago. This page was so much fun to do and is done only with the Plantin cart. We are in a town called Barrington in the Northwest suburbs at  a new Irish Pub call McGonigals having a wonderful dinner with family and friends. Slainte' to you!
I used new paper I just got at Michaels's the In My Minds Eye Home paper stack, I love the texture and it cut like butter. The glitter pages did need to be cut 2 times. The gold tulle I picked up for less than $1 and this is the second project I have used it on this week and haven't even used half of it.
I backed the circle with the tulle, tacked down and then applied glue once I had a smooth fit.
I put together the little flowers and after the page was completed I used diamond sticles on the flower tips.
I hand cut the plume from the paper to use as an accent.
'Sláinte chuig na fir, agus go mairfidh na mná go deo.'
Health to the men, and may the women live forever!
Then I used pop dots to lift the plume for added dimension. Added the flowers.
And as you can see the heading faded into the background so I then used pearlized chalk to deepen the color.
Added a few beads from the bridal section that added the bling needed with the stickles. Added one of my had made butterflies from a few months back and 'viola  the page is done.
I hope you enjoyed today's project, it is a simple one that any of you can do!
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21 comments:

Cher~ said...

What a brilliant innovative way to use the tulle and so bring out your title better. Love the layout and your photo! I still need to try my hand at one of those butterflies. Beautiful.

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

It is beautiful Sheila, love how it sparkles!

Lori Apgar said...

How beautiful!! Love the gold tulle!! It may be simple, but it is simply gorgeous!

I was excited at first thinking the plume was from Plantin!!! Silly me!

Beatriz Farquhar Guzman said...

Hola Sheila, welcome back again. Love your page and your colors. Looks like you had so much fun. Happy Tuesday!

Pam aka TheBugBytes said...

wow! I love the plume . It's the bestest :)
Girl now I have to go hunting for tulle. You ar such an enabler....

CraftyGirl said...

Sheila... gorgeous page!! I LOVE these papers!! The way you cut the plume totally made the page!!
Barb :)

shari said...

Your layout is beautiful! I love the flowers and plume. Shari (cricutrookie)

TraciVee said...

Wow! So pretty! When I first looked at the page...I was thinking...where did she get that plume? lol Now I know... :)

Sandy from Ukiah said...

What a beautiful layout. I love how you give such wonderful directions on how you did everything. (I am one of those people that needs good directions LOL... ) I would love to try some of the My Minds eye... going to have to check on line to see if I can find some.... such beautiful paper for such a beautiful couple

Sandy said...

How gorgeous is this...love the title and the papers are beautiful...love your flowers and the other embellies...of course, your creations are always out of this world!!! wonderful photo...Chicago is one of my wish to visit cities...looks like you had fun!!!

Sharon said...

Beautiful layout! Love all the details and colors/papers!!! :)

Creative Critter said...

Sheila! What a beautiful page! I, too, love the plume... but my favorite part is the gold tulle!!! I'm definitely scraplifting THAT one! LOL! Just gorgeous girl!

Hugz,
Tammy

amylynn said...

Very pretty! I love coming and visiting your blog! Such nice inspiration!

Granny said...

Beautiful page and it looks like you are having fun. I like the colors.

Debbie said...

Beautiful layout! Love all the detail you put into it.

flowerdisco said...

Sassy...what a gorgeous lo. I love the plume you hand cut and I bet the pics don't do the justice deserved for that tulle behind the circle. I would love to see this in real life. Amazing!

and...........'Sláinte chuig na fir, agus go mairfidh na mná go deo.'
Health to the men, and may the women live forever!

Nanne said...

Beautiful layout, love your paper choice, hand cutting plume and piecing everything together so perfectly..
hugs
Nanné

WAM Family said...

Truly beautiful. Love the paper also. Thank you for sharing.

Kelly said...

Absolutely beautiful! Your choices were perfect. TFS

Sentimentalscrapper said...

Your page is beautiful!! I don't think I have hand cut anything since I got my cricut! Your detail work is great!

- - Sheryl - - said...

Very nice - thanks for entering Audrey's showcase.
What a special layout!