Tuesday, May 12, 2009


The inspiration for this layout is this great pic of my son Nick & dear daughter -in-law Stephanie & the beautiful Graphic 45 papers from the "Botanicabella Collection". I fell in love with this line of papers! The background sheet music is from the same collection called "Dragonfly Duet"... thus the Duet title!! I did this layout for the "National Scrapbooking Day Lift the Design Team Challenge" at My Creative Scrapbook. I chose to lift the talented Susan Goetter's "My Girl" layout. She is a true inspiration & I thank her for an awesome design!
I punched the background paper with the Fiskar's Lace border punch. I then inked all edges with Tim Holtz Distress ink.. Shabby Shutters & Black Soot. I made the same border trim for under the matted pic & inked. The decorative accent photo corner was cut using a Cuttlebug die. This too was inked with both colors. I left the name of the paper peeking at the top!

I adhered a black ribbon that across bottom & attached the leafy ribbon on top. The ribbon had white stitching that really did not fit in with the rest of the layout, so I ran the Shabby Shutters ink across the ribbon to bring the green from the papers ... I was happy with the results! The large flower was made with various punches & dies, using card stock & the printed papers used in the layout. The small flowers was made using two punches. All flowers were attached with a brad that was dotted with Lime Green Stickles. I think I have used the same flower die in my last few layouts...I need to move on LOL!!
The title work is Basic Grey's BonBon chipboard letters that I painted with Ranger black alcohol ink.
The flourish is a BossKut die that I cut using my BigShot. All raw edges of the layout was inked with the Shabby Shutters & Black Soot. I then added Lime Green Stickles to highlight the movement of the layout! This layout came together fast! Thanks Susan for such a great designed layout to lift!! I hope nobody tires of wedding layouts... I still have more pics!!
Thanks so much my friends for taking a peek!!


Michelle said...

I have to tell you that I think your work is MAGNIFICENT!!! You are such a talented scrapbooker. I have from time to time taken some of your ideas and used them for my own layouts! You area a HUGE INSPIRATION to me!!

Meg Giroux said...

Gorgeous job on this Lynn! I love the border punch you did around the paper and Beautiful flowers my friend!

This picture is priceless..i love the shot!

I am still looking into a bigshot...I will have many questions for you once I have my hands on it!

Have a great week!

Chrissy's Creations said...

That LO is simply beautiful! I love everything about it.

Gabrielle Pollacco said...

Lynn I just LOVE your page for the lift challenge!! Loving the mellow soft colours and the photo is just sweet as can be!.....I love how you can lift a DT page and still stay true to your style!....Beautiful work!!

~Gabi xx

Maggi a.k.a. Katamommy said...

No way anyone can get tired of wedding layouts! lol I love this one, that music paper is awesome! I have got to get that lace punch, it really is gorgeous! Have a great day!

Isabel De Pauw said...

very pretty !!
beautiful !!

Eileen said...

Fabulous layout! You're incredibly talented!

~ Grace ~ said...

You know that I have to say...
Love the Papers
Love the title
Love the flowers
Most of all I Love your style! Great job once again hon!

Julia said...

Lynn this is fantastic. I love everything about it!!!

Vanessa said...

I am SO scraplifting this! LOL When I get it posted I'll reference(link) your inspiration if that is ok with you? I'll be going to a crop Friday...we'll see if I get it done. I am a slow scrapper, I don't know how you bang out so many layouts!!

Lynette said...

I love what you did with the lace punch...and that viney ribbon...simply beautiful. Everytime I look at your layout, I see something new...all the details are amazing.

Mickey said...

Oh Lynn, this is so pretty. Love that flower. Think I need more punches!!! lol
And well done on the ribbon.

Paulien van den Bosch said...

oh wow Lynn.... I so love this page!!!!
Perfection all over!

sPaRkLiNg sCrApBoOkS said...

You always inspire me Lynn. Fabulous work! Now please come here and show me how to use those punches CORRECTLY! I hate 'em!

Lisa T. Howard said...

This is such a lovely layout! I just found your blog and I'm so glad I did. I've so enjoyed looking at your beautiful creations! You are a wonderfully talented lady!

Marion said...

So beautiful!

Peggy said...

Soooo beautiful! I had a giggle when you said this LO came together fast ... I'm wondering what you mean by fast, because now I'm picturing you working in fast forward mode LOL. Seriously, even if I knew how to make such a masterpiece, or even start on one, this would take me days! I'm in awe.
xxx Peggy

Mireille said...

gorgeous layout and don't you just LOVE that punch! I do have trouble with it however being not such a precise person and since this punch is not working as smoothly as the newer generations I don't dig it out as much as it deserves!!
really admire what you were able to do with it!

TanishaRenee said...

this is simply gorgeous Lynn!!!

I left an award for you on my blog

Dragonfly Treasure said...

He grew up! Nicky is sooo handsome. You and Kevin must be soo proud.


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