Wednesday, March 18, 2009

LIFE'S A JOURNEY

This layout was inspired by the yummy March kit from My Creative Scrapbook & the Sunday March 15 Sketch by Liz Qualman . The kit featured My Minds Eye beautiful BellaBella papers. The softness of the papers worked wonderfully with my baby picture! The entire layout -with exception of a few brads, black card stock & liquid pearls was made using the kit! I would like to do an album of baby picture layouts of immediate family. I usually do not do themed albums, but thought that would be kinda cute! Thanks Liz for a great sketch!
I inked the background paper edges with Distress Ink Walnut Stain & Worn Lipstick. I doubled matted the photo, distressed the edges & placed on top of 2 trips of BellaBella paper that had been punched with the Fiskars Lacy Days of Summer Punch. The blue paper was distressed with the Walnut Stain & Broken China, and the brown with Walnut Stain. A border strip of rub-ons was cut into various sizes and placed randomly around edges of background paper.
I adhered lace along the one side of photo & dotted the center of punched flower paper with Ranger Liquid Pearls Petal Pink.The title work is made using Thickers Daiquiri Letters. They are chocolate brown & have a vinyl leathery texture! I cut a few butterflies from kit papers & inked them with the Distress Inks used in layout. I placed a glue dot behind them to raise the wings for dimension & added a few drops of Liquid Pearls for the butterfly trails.
I made a loop bow with some cream satin ribbon. I added a mini Retro punched flower & brad to bow center.
The flourishes were made with my Big Shot . I cut 5 of them & just placed them about to make them look as if they were flowing! I added liquid pearl droplets to highlight. The large flowers was made with various dies & a couple of punches, using scrap papers from layout. I distressed each layer with Broken China for blue, & Worn Lipstick for the pinks. Walnut Stain was used on all layers. A brad was used as flower center & to attach to layout. The small flowers was made with base paper layer, Prima cream flower & mini Retro punch center.
I really enjoyed doing this layout!
Thanks so much my friends for taking a peek!! Your sweet support is appreciated!!!

20 comments:

Katamommy said...

That bow is just perfect for this layout and that picture!

Liz Qualman said...

Lynn - you have totally made this your own. What a gorgeous layout! Love everything about it.

Pearl said...

oh my ! that baby pic of yours is just adorable, Lynn ! love your blue eyes !

Wonderful use of the Mar kit too , beautiful colors together & that satin bow is a perfect finishing touch here !

Paulien van den Bosch said...

Oh Lynn, what a super gorgeous page this is!!!!!
Wonderful!

Belle* said...

I love this Lynn!! These flourishes are beautiful - I'm just starting to cut some similar with my Silhouette - hope I can do as nicely as yours! I always love your flowers - just beautiful. This paper really suits the softness of the little one's dress. Love it!

Isabel De Pauw said...

Beautiful!!!!

April said...

Lynn, this is absolutely gorgeous!!! Your flowers are once again amazing and the bow was the perfect choice. Beautiful page!
- April

Tammy said...

This is a gorgeous LO Lynn!! I love all of the swirly's!!! You have inspired me to scrap some of my baby pictures!!!

Vanessa said...

Thank you for your kind comments on my blog! I was so flattered! It's funny, I was just thinking about your blog while walking my dog. I am inspired by your signature layered flowers and since I finally got a die-cutting machine(Slice); I am going to try some my next layout.

Michelle said...

As soon as I opened this page all I could say was"OH HOW BEAUTIFUL IS THAT!!!" Another masterpiece!!

Debbie ♥ ♥ ♥ said...

Gorgeous Lynn!!! I also love your new layout using the Marrakech....the squares remind me of quilt blocks!! You are one talented scrapper my friend!!
I have a lil' something for ya on my blog! Have a terrific weekend!!

Karen Lee said...

Lynn this layout is just so sweet! I always love your flowers!!!

~ Grace ~ said...

This is so wonderfully yummy. I love everything about this LO. The details are just amazing and the way you did the paper flower layering gives this just the right vintage feel with the pearls. Really stunningly beautiful work! Great job Lynn.

Sarah said...

What gorgeous layouts - I just love your detailed flowers! Thanks for the music, makes me want to get up and boogie!

Meg Giroux said...

Love this Lynn! These flourishes are just gorgeous!!! I dont have a big shot, I have the original Sizzix, I wonder if I could run something like this through it!

Hope you have a great week!

Joani said...

OMGoodness!! I just love it! It is so pretty, and the flourishes give it just the right umph.
Super GREAT job!
Hugs,
Joani

Julia said...

Wow!!! Lynn you have done it again. I love how you made the sketch your own. Hope you had a good time with your Sister. :)

Gabrielle Pollacco said...

It's like these kits were made for you Lynn!! You do such a beautiful job with all the goodies!!....this is so soft and beautiful!!

~Gabi xx

sPaRkLiNg sCrApBoOkS said...

What an adorable baby photo, and the layout is just beautiful Lynn. You always do such great work!!!!!
Have a great weekend! xOxO deb

Peggy said...

I love the soft colours in combination with the black, the flourishes, that gorgeous bow, ... just all of it, your work is always stunning!
xxx Peggy

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