Monday, February 3, 2014

Join Us in Welcoming our February Guest Designer

We consider ourselves fortunate to have Lindy Gillespie join us this month as our Guest Designer.  Lindy's creative style is such a perfect fit with our kits.  Here are a few words from Lindy, and a look at her projects using the February Kit, "An Aura of Romance", featuring the "Believe" paper collection from Manor House.

Hi my name is Lindy Gillespie and I live in sunny Gold Coast.  I am married with 2 grown up children, Craig and Kate,  and an obnoxious cat called Java -and like any animal is very much part of the family.

I have been scrapping for about 7 years and first stumbled across a brick and mortar store which caught my eye so I had to investigate, and to my surprise was immediately addicted.

 I would classify my scrapping style as white space with s bit of shabby chic .... and I am a bit addicted to distressing and mix media.  Most of my work has layers and distressed edges. There are many that inspire me.  I love searching through the home magazines and the colour catalogues.

I have been very fortunate to be published in most Australian and Overseas magazine.

On the first layout I choose to scrap a vintage photo, which suited these gorgeous papers.  I first started with punching some of the edges, then tore the straight edges, and inked them as a final touch. As my style is lots of layering, I cut the elements, frames, and lace papers.  Then I started layering beginning with the black lace and the chippie, which was sealed with gesso, and painted with distress paint.  Finally I added some items from the ephemera pack. The flowers were from the Main Kit and the Flower Add-on.

For the second layout I chose to scrap one of my daughter's wedding photos from last year.  I have torn 3 different papers to match the photo, and this time, added a lot of pieces from the ephemera pack as the starting point for the layers.  On the background I stamped with some textured stamps and misted in grey and gold.  The edge punching,  which is on all my pages, is my signature style.

For this layout I wanted to make the Petaloo Berry Spray the focus, using an older photo which I edited in Photoshop.  These items, along with the Manor House paper flowers from the Flower Add-on and a butterfly cut from one sheet of the paper, blended into the a great design.  On the background I started inking the script stamp, then added some texture with masking and misting in shades of walnut and gold.  Under the berry spray I added lots of different layers including lace, elements, ephemera, some flowers from the kit, and handmade rolled flowers.

Lastly, I created two cards:

A huge thank you to Lindy for being a part of the C'est Magnifque team this month, and creating these awesome layouts and cards using our February Kit!


  1. Beautiful work! Thanks for joining us, Lindy!

  2. what a beautiful job with this kit!

  3. Lindy, your work is so beautiful and I have been a fan for a long time ;)
    Congratulations on being featured at C'est Magnifique :)