Introducing Jo Piccirilli | Design Team 2014

I'm a stay at home mum to 3 children which are my biggest achievement in life. My best friend / husband is my biggest supporter.  I live in sunny Perth and have a love for anything paper craft related.  I think my love of paper started way back when I was a little girl and my dear nan used to write me lovely letters on pretty writing paper and I would always receive pretty writing sets as gifts from her.

I have been involved in scrapbooking / card making for about 7 years.

I currently teach scrapbooking classes at Crafty Capers a small scrapbooking / card making shop north of Perth and also a few scrapbooking classes from home.

I am extremely honoured to again be part of the Couture Creations Design Team and I am so looking forward to working with the other truly amazing designers.

Please visit my blog Joey's Scrap Corner and see what I have been creating.
onto Jo's project

Hi everyone! It's Jo and its my turn up on the blog today.

Today I have a layout to share using some of the new dies and the gorgeous new Sew Jo paper pads.

I have used just plain white cardstock for my background but to add a little bit of interest I have misted with some black ink and also stamped using Chevron embossing folder from the Harmony collection.
When inking your embossing folder be sure that you use ink that won't stain.  I have used a chalk base ink as it just rinses clean under the tap.  The effect is soft and subtle.

I then went about layering my paper.  Over the top of my paper and running through the middle of my page is one of the new Ornamental Lace dies - Chandeliers Set from the Momento collection.

Also tucked underneath my papers is another of the Ornamental Lace Dies.  This is the Mirror Mirror die from the Madeline Collection.  I have cut this in half and used half at the top of my page and the other half just poking out from my flower cluster.

To give my paper flowers a little more "glam" I ran them through my embossing machine using the Small Dots embossing folder from the Harmony collection.  I also added some black flourishes using the Oscar die from the Sophia collection

I found some really cute little coloured paper bags at a $2 shop so I also embossed this with the Chevron embossing folder again from the Harmony collection.  I then sanded it back with my sanding block to give it a little more depth.

The little pocket holds a love note from my man on the night he proposed to me.  Soppy I know but kinda cute.
To finish my layout I got my trusty paper piercer  from my three piece tool set and pierced all around my papers and then hand stitched.
Thanks for stopping by.
Until next time - happy scrapping!
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