Paper Adventures Team Blog Hop – Photo Inspiration


Happy Fri-yay, people!! I do love a Friday, even though, hang on, I’m a mum, and I don’t exactly get weekends “off” 😂 But Friday evenings have such a nice feel to them.

I’m very grateful you’re spending some of your Friday hopping along with the fabulous Paper Adventures Team. If you’re joining me from seeing Kelly’s stunning cards, welcome. If you’re starting here make sure you hop right on through to see all team members taking part this month and our special guest designer Ellen Woodbridge who we are very excited to have on board.

This month we are using this beautiful image as the inspiration for our projects.

There are so many elements of this image to be inspired by, be it the hearts and flowers, the amazing array of colours, even those cute little ladybirds. I had so many ideas spinning through my head, but in the end settled on this rather literal interpretation of the image.


I’ve been wanting to make a little something to go above Miss Genevieve’s cot – since the little miss doesn’t even have her own room yet and is bunking in with Mummy and Daddy, I thought at least she could have a pretty something of her very own to go above her bed. When I stumbled across this shadow box frame at Coles (of all places!) last week I knew this would be perfect to fill with a paper creation. And this month’s Paper Adventures blog hop theme provided the perfect inspiration for what to put inside the frame.


The frame is 8″ x 8″ so I started with an 8″ square of Blushing Bride cardstock. None of the heart dies seemed big enough for the frame size so I printed a heart shape out and cut that as my template. Then I stamped and punched lots of daisies using the Daisy Delight stamp set and Daisy Punch. They are arranged on top of the heart shape, adhered with Tombow Liquid Adhesive, then I cut off the excess to trim it back into the heart shape.


The colours I chose were pulled from the inspiration image – I see Blushing Bride,  Petal Pink, Melon Mambo, Pineapple Punch, Gorgeous Grape, Flirty Flamingo, and I snuck in a little of my favourite retired colour, Sweet Sugarplum. I then punched some leaves from Shaded Spruce and tucked those in here and there.


I sprayed the whole lot with a generous spray of Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint. I love this stuff – I mix a good dollop of it in a Stampin’ Spritzer with some rubbing alcohol. It’s so shiny, it’s nice to give things a little sparkle.


I cut Genevieve using the Hand Lettered Prose dies in Whisper White and Flirty Flamingo cardstock, adhering the Flirty Flamingo ones under the white but slightly offset in order to create a shadow effect. This gives the letters a bit more pop than just the white on their own.


I did try to take a photo of Genevieve with this but it proved impossible. I’m pretty good at the old photos but getting the world’s wriggliest 12 month old to conform to Mummy’s vision of baby beaming next to project was completely beyond me. Cute, she does. Still, not so much.


Next up on our hop is the wonderful Sheila, and I can’t wait to see where this photo inspiration has taken her. Hop on over to check it out.



Thanks for stopping by,




Paper Adventures Photo Inspiration August 2019 – Participants:

Ellen Woodbridge (guest designer)

Kelly Kent

Siobhan Fitzsimmons

Sheila Pybus

Mandy Depiazzi



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