Saturday, October 1, 2011

All Things Royal Blog Hop - Day 1

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PhotobucketWe all need to feel alike a princess once in awhile so this blog hop is here in hopes you'll feel that way when you get done. Hop through the blogs and see all the creative things royal and make sure to stop by our hostess Jamies' blog because she has some blog candy to pass your way.

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  1. Jamie- <--- Please go Here or Start Here 
  2. Ashley -
  3. Mindy -
  4. Janet R. -
  5. Gina -
  6. Barbara-
  7. Janet S. -
  8. Lisa P -
  9. Shannon -
  10. Theresa -
  11. Princess Penelope -
  12. Amy Jo -
  13. Janet N. -
  14. Jearise - <---You are Here
Have you ever had one of those craft moments where the light bulb goes off at the last minute? That's what happened to me... I decided to learn to use Inkscape. (Inkscape is a vector program used for drawing and making svg files to use with die cutting machines.) The first few times I attempted it was a disaster and I became frustrated quickly but hubby came to may rescue full of patients and I am showing off the first thing I have ever designed and cut out with my new skills: a castle. A royal lady needs a castle to live in. : )

I was going to put the castle on a card or do a layout with it and I had an idea in my mind but not for sure what when a package arrived for me yesterday afternoon. I opened my Oriental Trading package and there on top was the Faniciful Fairies scrapbook paper I got on clearance.  The very first page I looked at I fell in love with and I realized my die cut castle would look perfect on it!

I used regular card stock in light purple and dark purple. I used a drawing pencil to draw the stones and color them and then I blended it and finally added a coat of Mod Podge so the pencil would keep from smudging. I used my Colorbox inks to smear the door and windows and finally I used DCWV's Metallic Stack in purple for the trim and tops of the castle. I also layered the peaks of the castle.

There was an already light fairy dust pattern on the paper so I went over that in Stickles using colors: purple, yellow, green and pink. It even outs the lifted/raised effect of the castle and adds some bling to the page.

I hope you have enjoyed looking at my layout and please leave me a comment. I love to read them. Also, if you would be interested in the castle SVG file state that in your comment. I have a few things to fix on it but would do so if enough people would like to have it.

Thanks for hopping your royal hopper and now hop on over to Jamie's blog to see what royalty she's been up to and beware of frogs begging kisses along the way. : )


  1. love the layout. The little one sprinkling has the cutest look on her face!! :) Janet R.

  2. Very pretty layout!

  3. Cute LO. You did a great job. Nice being in the hop with you.
    glamoroussideofscrapping at gmail dot com

  4. Nice layout --tfs


  5. CUTE LO, I love how you did the hills in colors and patterns that idea!

  6. love it. very pretty. I would love the castle svg, thanks. I am a follower.
    Eva :0)
    I have a giveaway on my blog

  7. Adorable Layout Love the bright colors and all that fairy dust. Nice hopping with you
    Big Blog Hugs Janet

  8. Very Pretty Layout!! TFS!! Love the colors!

    Many Blessings,

  9. Awesome job on the layout! It is adorable!

    Barbara B


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