Hello friends!  Natasha here with my first 8.5x11 layout!  I was a little nervous about reducing the size of my layout, but I wanted to give it a try.  It's amazing how a simple change in size can result in a totally different creative experience.  :o)

 I created the large flower by using canvas layers.  Each layer was painted with a mixture of Helmar Fabric Stiffener & Draping Fluid and Mix'd Media Inx in Peridot.  After applying the mixture, I gently shaped and curled each petal to form a natural-looking flower.
The small kraft flowers were made using the new Bitty Blossom Dies by Spellbinders.  They were cut from the Kraft Paper in Donna Salazar's new Mix'd Media Stax.
 The title chipboard is made by The Dusty Attic.  I added texture by embossing it using Mix'd Media Embossing Powder in Peridot.  The 'Finesse Swirls' bling is made by Want2Scrap.
 The bottom layer of the background is corrugated board that was distressed with paint, ink, embossing powder and a Zutter Distrezz-it-All.  On top of the corrugated board, I added a layer of watercolor paper from the Mix'd Media Stax.  I spritzed Smooch Spritz to add some color and created bricks from fiber paste to add texture.
The photo is matted with (reversed) Kraft label.  I peeled off the backing and applied Fairy Dust Glitter to the sticky surface.
Not only is this a layout, it's a wall hanging!  I laced tulle through eyelets set in the top corners so that I can display my layout on a wall.

Thank you for taking a peek at my layout!







PRODUCTS USED
Patterned Paper:
GCD Studios: The Crafty Chronicle
GCD Studios: Mix'd Media Stax
Chipboard:
The Dusty Attic: Mini Words #1 DA0386
Bling:
Want2Scrap: Finesse Swirls
Ink:
Clearsnap: Mix'd Media Inx - Peridot, Honey, Truffle, Jasmine
Clearsnap: Mix'd Media Inx Reinkers - Peridot
Embossing Powder:
Clearsnap: Mix'd Media Inx Embossing Powder - Jasmine, Honey, Peridot
Color:
Clearsnap: Smooch Spritz - Ice Rink, River Mossy
Medium:
Golden: Fiber Paste
Glitter:
Clearsnap: Fairy Dust Glitter - Sugar Shimmer, Pralines & Cream
Punches:
Fiskars: Apron Lace
Dies:
Spellbinders: Bitty Blossoms
Tools/Machines:
Sizzix: Big Shot
Zutter: Distrezz-it-All
We R Memory Keepers: Crop-a-Dile II Big Bite
Other:
Zutter: Corrugated Board
Zutter: Rivets
Zutter: Pound-it-All
Adhesive:
Helmar: 450 Quick Dry
Helmar: Fabric Stiffener & Draping Fluid
Helmar: Zapdots