Thursday, March 21, 2013

True Beauty

Today's project was a labor of love, a layout that I created for my oldest daughter. I am using a few current challenges that I wanted to play along with, and my "Hearts And Flowers" kit from February. I followed along with the sketch for this month from Artful Delight:

And played along with Tim Holtz's Tattered Florals challenge:
To be honest, I was a little intimidated by this contest-I have so many great ideas for projects swirling around in my brain, and the projects that have already been submitted are AH-MAZING! But, scrapbooking is what I love and do the most craft-wise, and the time is drawing down to enter. So, I cut some flowers out of paper scraps with this die (I am happy to report it worked quite well in my Cuttlebug with 2 "B" plates), and inked them up with Tattered Rose and Tumbled Glass Distress Inks, and scrunched and shaped them with my fingers.
 
I am also entering this layout in this week's Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Easter/Spring, since the photo was taken in the spring, and nothing says "spring" to me more than flowers!
 
Here is what my finished layout looks like:
 

Supplies used: Basic Grey, Doodlebug, Graphic 45, DCWV,and My Mind's Eye patterned paper, bling by ZVA and Want 2 Scrap, Basic Grey letter stickers and Butterfly sticker, Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die, Tumbled Glass and Tattered Rose Distress Ink and Ranger ink blending tool and pads, MME brad, and Mr. Huey's mist.

15 comments:

  1. So beautiful! The picture of your daughter is so pretty. I love the different papers that you combined.

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  2. Absolutly stunning photo and layout!!!

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  3. Soooooooo beautiful! LOVING that photo, the flowers and the pearls!!

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  4. Ooh this turned out so cute! Love the colors and accent pieces you've chosen! Thanks for sharing! Xo, M&K at brewedtogether.com

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  5. Lovely layout, Margie! I love that rose. And I agree with Heidi, the picture of your daughter is stunning!

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  6. This is such a beautiful layout! The flower is just gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog!

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  7. What a beautiful LO! Stunning, will scraplift this soon!

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  8. This is so pretty!! Great layout to showcase your beautiful photo! Thanks for playing along with us @ Artful Delight!

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  9. WOW - super photo, fabulous page and great use of your Feb kit!

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  10. Beautiful page! Love the colors, the photo and the gorgeous flowers!

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  11. Beautiful layout! Love your handmade flowers! Thanks for playing along with us at Artful Delight!

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  12. This looks lovely and soft - the pearly butterfly is just gorgeous! x

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  13. Lovely take on the sketch...I really love the Japanese/cherry blossom screen image behind the photo!

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