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Topping off Spring with Altered Pages and The Robin's Nest!

Hi Everyone!  It's Danie here with you today.  This month we are teaming up with the Robin's Nest and I have chosen to work with their Sorbet Glitter Papers which are just perfect for your Spring and Easter creating.




Today's project is a simple one - Spring Toppers and they are perfect for adding to a multitude of projects from Cards, Tags, Scrapbook Pages and ATC's.


Thinking Spring I thought the Aquamarine Sorbet Paper from the Robin's Nest coordinated fabulously with the vintage bird collage sheet Chirpy Goodness from Altered Pages.  Besides most people know I love my birds!  For contrast I used some Shocking Pink Sorbet Paper too.  I have used this to punch a small strip of cherry blossoms using one of my border punches and have then layered a paper/fabric flower over the top.

Natural fibers from Altered Pages such as burlap add wonderful contrast and interest to these toppers and lastly the Robin's Nest Dew Drops are perfect for adding as flower centres or simply as an accent and I used these both ways as a finishing touch for my Spring Toppers today.



Above is a tag I have made using one of my Spring Toppers.  I have simply colored my tag with coordinating gelatos to match and added a bit of stenciled detail with a piece of punchinella and a blue archival ink.  The same ink was used around my edges and to stamp my thank you sentiment.  Burlap and Jute Ribbon have also been used for my tag and I think they compliment the topper beautifully.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheers
Danie xx

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