Tuesday, September 13, 2011

6X6 Fun

Hello everyone! Brenda Smith here. I'm so excited to share with you my first official post on the Authentique blog. I wanted to come up with something unique, so when I came across an illustration of a solar system, I knew what I wanted to do.

I love the Authentique 6x6 paper pads. They are perfect for making cards. However, I am normally a little challenged when it comes to figuring out how to use them on layouts. I challenged myself to almost exclusively using the Uncommon and Blissful 6x6 paper pads for this layout. I did cheat a little bit and used the backside of the Blissful Happiness paper for my background paper and I fussy-cut the flowers from the frontside of the paper. 

I freehanded the triangles around the photo with papers from the Uncommon 6x6 pad. Then I layered the fussy-cut Happiness flowers with paper-punched circles and flowers from the 6x6 pads and the Uncommon Foundations paper, and some brads and buttons from my stash. 

I drew the journal lines at an angle in an attempt to keep the focus drawn in to the photo. 

Patterned paper- Authentique (Blissful: Happiness paper; Uncommon Foundations; Blissful and Uncommon 6x6 pads)
Cardstock: Core'dinations
Buttons: Crate Paper; vintage
Stitched flowers: Sassafras 
Brads: My Mind's Eye

Thanks for looking! Have a wonderful day! 


  1. Brenda!!! You amaze me. This layout is outta this world!!

  2. This is amazing!!!!!!!!! I love everything about it!

  3. Fantastic idea Brenda. The journaling is precious. Another beautiful, creative LO!!!

  4. This is stunning! So unique! I love it!

  5. Oh Brenda, this LO is just stunning. Your flowers really do look like you bought them - perfection! And the stitching, photo, overall layout...really an inspiration. Fantastic first post. Thanks for sharing!!!

  6. You rocked this layout, Brenda! I want your scrappy talent!

  7. This is such an awesome LO! Love all that stitching!!

  8. Amazing Brenda! What a beautiful layout.

  9. Brenda, what an AMAZING layout. Those flowers are perfection!!!! Love the stitching too!!!!

  10. Brenda - this is absolutely stunning! I love it!

  11. Brenda, this is amazing! You never cease to inspire me. Thank you!

  12. LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG Brenda! you so rock Authentique!!!


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