Monday, February 16, 2009

The Story Begins

The inspiration for this layout is the beautiful "Love Letters" papers made by Little Yellow Bicycle. Love Letters was the featured collection in the Feb kit from My Creative Scrapbook. The rich papers & richer embellies just scream to use a black & white photo!! This is a photo of my son & his new bride taken by a groomsman while waiting for some professional pics to be snapped. When I seen the papers, I knew I wanted to use this photo!
The flowers are layered with Prima sweetheart flowers & paper layers that I made from the papers used in the layout. I tinted silver heart brads to be used as flower centers, red & black with alcohol ink to match the papers. The key & heart were found at local craft store in the bridal section. If you have never checked the bridal department for scrap booking supplies you should give it a try! Tons of fun items!
The title work is BasicGrey Wilma raw chip board. I inked them with Adirondack cranberry ink & then stickled them with Burgundy Stickles. Since I wanted overall coverage with the Stickles, I applied them with a paintbrush. The beautiful background paper is made by Hambly -the screen print line-Brocade.It is a yummy two toned black paper!!
I punched papers with the Fiskars sunburst punch to make mat under photo. It was distressed with fired brick & black soot Distress ink. I used the same paper to cover a chip heart & inked the edge. I then added a rub on to the photo & placed the flower over the rub on to give it a finished look.
I used a large sticker from the Love Letters line as a base to my flower. I then made layers & placed the finished large bloom where it looks as if it is a part of the large sticker. Small flower were made with the Retro punch & tiny flower punch. Lastly I cut a large Prima crystal flourish in many pieces & placed them around the flowers in the layout! This was a fun layout to do! The papers did most of the work!
Thanks so much for taking a look! I hope you know that it is appreciated!

14 comments:

**luci** said...

this is just stunning, perfect pps for this pic, and those flowers are just gorgeous.

**luci** said...

this is just stunning, and I love the pic

Sheri said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Belle* said...

I love it, just gorgeous. So much detail in your work. I am glad you said you applied the stickles with a paintbrush. Do you apply the inkpad directly to the chipboard or use a dabber or a sponge?? Would love to know, it is always so even!! Gorgeous.

Scrap-This said...

can i first tell you i love your work, u are so an amazing scraper. where do u get ur beautiful flowers.

Scraplífið said...

You´ve just outdone yourself :) This is BEAUTIFUL. And all the details..just amazing work.

Vicki said...

This is so lovely, Lynn! I got this kit last week and need to get crackin' with it!

Karen Lee said...

Lynn I just had to stop by your blog for a visit!! This is an awesome piece of work!! I'm going to link your blog to mine if thats okay?

Paulien van den Bosch said...

gosh.... such a BEAUTIFUL page!!!!!
I love all the details on this page.... wow... stunning!

Meg Giroux said...

Lynn, I absolutely love this!! Beautiful colors together and I really love the big chipboard you used. I am off to go buy some!
Have a great week!

Vanessa said...

I love how you layered the flowers!

Peggy said...

Wow Lynn, you've created another masterpiece! I love the colour combination and as usual your eye for detail is amazing. I love your work my friend!
xxx Peggy

Free Spirit said...

WOWZERRRR!!! What a great layout. Love this line and colors and the chipboard letters. Great pic too. They will cherish it forever.

Julia said...

WOW!!! This is stunning Lynn!!

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