Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Happiness is a Warm Puppy

Ohhhh the inspiration for this layout is the wonderful timeless quote by Charles Shultz! I have previously scrapped this photo as part of a trio, but wanted to scrap it alone! The "oh so very yummy" Que Sera Sera papers from K&Company were perfect! Used with black Bazzill card stock the colors just jumped off the page. I fell in love with a sketch design by Julie Bonner and wanted to work with it! I think the best part of this layout is the fact that it is 99% paper & card stock..very little other materials.
The photo was doubled matted using background pink papers & black card stock. I used MSWord for the "happiness is" journaled frame. It was printed in repeated rows on the landscape setting... That way I had longer rows to work with. I cut the card stock to 8.5 x 11 & printed away. I adhered small jewels around the frame to separate the journaling. The title work is BasicGrey Sweets & was inked with Adirondack black alcohol ink! Quick & easy!

Using the Fiskar's effervescent border punch, I punched both sides to a wide orange strip & placed it under the photo. I then punched 2 strips for top & bottom & adhered it to the journaling strips. The flourishes are made from black card stock & a Sizzix flourish die. I attached a couple of them together to give it a flowing effect! The small flowers were made from the papers in layout & 2 sizes of a Retro punch..very simple! I attached them to the flourish to fill some holes!

I added a Making Memories butterfly clip to the upper corner just to add some interest to the otherwise empty section!
I used 4 colors of ink ink the layout. All papers were distressed with the similar color ink to cover the raw edges. I them went back & lightly distressed with Distress black soot. The following inks were used: Adirondack Wild Plum, Distress Spiced Marmalade, & Distress Shabby Shutters.
The large flowers were very simple & included layers punched from the Que Sera Sera papers & one layer pf a Prima Whisper flower. The paper layers were distressed & attached!
I slapped a jewel in the middle & wahhhlaaaa.... done!!
This was such a fun layout to do! I just love the papers as they are so easy to work with! Plus other that ink, a few jewels, and punches, everything is paper!
Thanks so much for visiting!!


Katamommy said...

This is so sweet and I've always loved that quote from Schultz! I love the way you did the "Happiness is" border!

jacque4u2c said...

This is just stunning! I really like all the details and the pop of the double matting! Just beautiful!

Angela J. Prieto said...

I LOVE everything you did on this layout! WOW!!!

Joani said...

I LOVE this layout! You did a wonderful job! I found your blog thru Brenda's blog. I'm a follower for sure!
Thanks for the inspiration ~ I need to get back to my scrap books.

Vicki said...

This LO is fabulous, Lynn! Love the pps. Your puppy is smiling!!

~ Grace ~ said...

Your blog is beautiful. I also want to let you know how much I LOVE this LO. Really so stunning with all the details an bright colors. Wonderful Work!

Paulien van den Bosch said...

Oh wow Lynn.... What a beautiful page!!!! and gorgeous details!!!!!!
wow wow wow

Meg Giroux said...

Love the colors of this paper line! Super cute photo with the dog!!!! Have a great weekend Lynn!

Vanessa said...

Just darling! I love those papers too.

Tereza Crump aka MyTreasuredCreations said...

hi Lynn, thanks for stopping by my blog. I just checked those Que Sera Sera papers today. Aren't they gorgeous??? did you know that the name of that collection is the name of a Brazilian song?? What will be will be. Your works is always colorful, love it, love it!! :)

Mireille said...

wow!! so many details and I LOVE the color combo!

Peggy said...

Beautiful colours, wonderfully detailed work, gorgeous LO, just gorgeous!
xxx Peggy

akkina said...

LOVE the color combo,Your blog is beautiful

April said...

Ohhhh, I love these colors together!!! Awesome photo too. :)
- April


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