Monday, April 6, 2009

LET THE PARTY BEGIN!

Hi friends! The inspiration for this layout was this fantastic picture of my daughter in law, Stephanie. The pic was taken after the ceremony & prior to reception! Everyone had a sense of "lets have some fun"!! I thought this would work wonderful with the great April kit from Swirlydoos- called Urban Grunge!!!!! It is a great kit that features the Rebel line of papers from Glitz Design. I had a lot of fun with this, as I was trying to get a little "grungy" !! The entire layout was done with kit!
I used the Rebel Teal as the background card stock. I distressed the edges & inked with Distress Ink in the following colors: Black Soot, Fired Brick, & Broken China.
The kit included lettering are Thickers Sprinkles. The small font was the alphabet sticker from BasicGrey's Granola pack that were originally creme color. I painted them black with Ranger alcohol ink! It did the trick!

I distressed the photo edges with the Broken China & Fired Brick inks & matted on black card stock. I added a couple 7 Gypsies rub ons to the photo. Magic Mesh was placed under the photo. It was white, but I made it gold by using a metallic rub that can be purchased at a craft store. Ric rac was cut & adhered around pic.
I knew I did not want any flourishes with this layout, so I decided to use my Sizzix circle die & interconnect the links! I used black card stock & American Crafts Cherry. The Cherry was inked lightly with the broken china ink. I dotted the Cherry link with Black Diamond Stickles! I was happy with the effect the circles gave!
Flowers can be Grungy too!!!! I made the flowers using various punches & dies. The base layer & middle layer were made from cardboard & inked with the Broken China ink. The other layers were made from papers used in layout. The small flowers are made from 2 sizes Retro punch. I attached all flowers with a brad. I wanted to bring some white from the wedding gown into the layout so I painted the brad flower centers white with Ranger Liquid Pearls. A few pieces of ric rac were placed around edges as a filler!
I had a blast with this kit! Thanks so much for the blog visit my friends! So nice of you to stop by!

20 comments:

Katamommy said...

lol What a great pic! I love the circles and ric rac!

~ Grace ~ said...

This is an amazing pic. I love the way you have arranged this with the circles and the flowers. Beautiful colors.

jacque4u2c said...

Lynn this is just stunning! It just is so much fun yet so elegant! Just breathtaking!

phamil said...

What a super fun picture!!! I love this fun page. You did such a wonderful job with this!!!!

Scrap-This said...

another master piece by far... love how u used the circles...and the colors are great

Liz Qualman said...

Lynn - this layout is just the BOMB! It's perfect and you so rocked that kit from Swirlydoos. Hope Krissy asks you to design again, cause you made this little kitty look divine. Wonderful work.

Peggy said...

What a beautiful kit, and you've made another masterpiece with it! I just love all those circles and again your eye for detail is blowing me away. You're the best Lynn!
xxx Peggy

Karin said...

Hi Lynn,

my name is Karin and I live in Sweden. Since six month I am visiting your blog now and then and I think your work is amazing. You inspire me and it´s always such a happy moment visiting this blog of yours.
Today I felt that I have to leave a comment to you, I have been "the invisible" watcher until now.
Keep up the good work and have a beautiful day!

Julia said...

Wow oh Wow!!! Lynn you certainly did a fantastic job with the kit and the grunge challenge. Well done you!!! Fab work as always!!

Isabel De Pauw said...

great picture and lay-out !!

Vanessa said...

Beautiful! What a GREAT picture you had to work with! She is just lovely and full of candid personality.

Meg Giroux said...

Lynn, this layout just screams fun!!! I love the picture of your dil...super cute! Great job on this!

Paulien van den Bosch said...

Ohhhhh.... this page makes me wanna have a party right now!!!
I so love it!
Super fun and beautiful!

Okispice said...

I love the colors in this and how the title pops! That picture of your DDIL is awesome!

Pearl said...

lovely use of the Glitz Rebel papers ! Fab to see it on a non masculine layout ! very inspiring , Lynn !

Linda Beeson said...

What a cute photo and I love your flowers.

Siri Fjørtoft, Fjørtoft Design said...

Hi!

I don´t know if I´ve commented on any of your work before, but I have been reading your blog for quite some time now! I love how you are able to use so many flowers and swirls, but still leaving quite a simple expression! I find it really inspiring to see that flowers don´t need to be overpowering and that the photo still is the center of attention.

The point is that I´ve left an award for you in my blog. I hope you will enjoy it just as much as I did when I got it :-)

Siri

April said...

What a great shot! You chose an awesome color combination for this one...
- April

Lynette said...

Wow Lynn...You sure can't do ugly...this is gorgeous...you have great style!

Wendy said...

Hi Lynn, I just found your blog and wow you do make such wonderful scrappages. I just love them!! I enjoyed reading your blog too and I will come back to visit again.

Take care,
Wendy

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