Hi all! I'm back with my latest Design Team piece for Bird is the Word - There is a new challenge up today using the word ADMIRE/ADMIRES/ADMIRATION so why not play along for the chance to win an entire Tidbitz in Time kit for yourself? Winner is judged on merit so get working on your best effort :)
You have a full MONTH to enter the challenge for ADMIRE/ADMIRES/ADMIRATION and the challenge for AMAZING is still running for another 2 weeks so get creating & share your stuff with Bird is the Word!
I found this beautiful sketch at Sketchabilities & you still have 2 weeks to use it & link up to their blog too. I am also linking this up to THE PAPER VARIETY for their very cool "Mix up your alphas" challenge they have running right now. You have a couple more days to link up to be in the running to win there too :)
I used one sheet of My Mind's Eye Paper & divided it into thirds then flipped the centre section over to reveal the heart design & misted over the side sections (before adhering the centre section so that it stayed mist free). I misted with 2 colours - in specific sections - in retrospect it would have been more effective on white cardstock but it is nonetheless pretty anyways & really glimmery in person :)
I really wanted this one to be PRETTY and with a sketch like that I knew it would be. Bling - Check! Flowers - Check! Then I added some more pretty touches with misting & pleating of some scalloped paper ribbon that I've had in my stash for forever & a day. It looks right at home here :)
I cut my papers first, misted the side panels then pleated up the ribbon on each side of the centre section & adhered the centre panel over the top & the photos on top of that. Thereafter I added my title "She Admires Him" and my subtitle/journaling "Oh so Happy to Have you", then the fun started with the bling & lastly the flowers. Embellishments are like jewellery, better left until last &I always put my pages together as above.
The new Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists are apparently a new formula & it sure seems that they splodge a lot more - which is great as it's the effect I'm after these days (or maybe it was just because of first time use - not sure!) I used a My Mind's Eye ticket for the date & some very glossy Dear Lizzy alphas for the title.
I am really tackling my flower baskets now as I want to use up all my eclectic bits & pieces & stick to Prima from now on. Yup I am sold hook, line & sinker! So as you can see above I added all kinds of interesting bits & pieces from various sources - a felt flower from a local haberdashery, a felt heart & a big flower folded over & peeking out from under the ribbon, also used up quite a few decorative brads - yummy...
As you can see I used two very different types of alphas in my title, to good effect I hope...The shiny "Rainboots" thickers & the very dimensional postage stamp ones in the centre (vintage K & Co. perhaps?).
The lovely sentiment is courtesy of Studio Calico May kit & is from one of MME's latest lines - Stella & Rose. Again I cut up a Prima swirl into 4 parts for this layout so only actually used one entire one.
Some dimensional shots just for the drool factor...
Can't live without bling & decorative brads, really...
So there you have it. A tribute layout about my eldest daughter's relationship with her Uncle Dorian, who really is a great uncle & just adores her.
Printed Paper - My Mind's Eye "Happy Valentine" -Sweetheart
Sentiment Card - My Mind's Eye - Stella & Rose - Hattie - "Happy" title
Glimmer Mist "Pink Bubblegum" & "Lemonzest"
Pale blue mist - Smooch Spritz
Alphas - Thickers "Rainboots" alphas in Berry by Dear Lizzy for American Crafts
Postage stamp alphas - K & Co.
Bling swirl - Prima
Decorative brads - Making Memories & S.E.I
Glass pebble & decorative pearl- Prima
Felt flowers - haberdashery store
Felt heart - Fiesta felt (cut from flower)
Flowers - Prima & others (local)
Paper ribbon - local