I inked all paper edges with Distress black soot & Distress broken china. The broken china is one of my fav blue inks..it works with many shades of blue. The Fancy Pants flourish was also inked with the black soot. I really wanted the flourish to "hold" the pics, and be a big part of the layout. The letters are Thickers ...open & use. Gotta love them! I also made two size flowers. The smaller ones were scattered throughout the layout, and did not have the silk flower base that I used for the large one. I highlighted the petals with yellow & turquoise Stickles I covered the chips stars with the same paper as used in layout. I distressed it with the broken china blue first & then lightly with the black soot. I outlined in an irregular way to just make the stars stand out a bit. I then matted & distressed the mini pics.
The large bloom is made from layered card stock & Prima silk. I made the layers with my Big Shot, & the small Retro punch! I had so much fun with this layout. The photo is poor quality, but what a fun memory!!
Thanks for taking a look!