Friday, September 18, 2009

Enjoy The Little Things

Hi friends! The inspiration behind this layout is this pic of my son Nick & I at a family get together! The reason I love the photo so much is because of the crooked grin on Nick's face! My father, who passed away 20 years ago when Nick was only 8 years old, had that same crooked smile! Every now & then when Nick gets tickled about something... that grins pops up! When I seen this photo it brought a huge smile to MY face & happy memories of my Dad! It really is a little thing, yet brings me so much joy!
I used Basic Grey's Marrakech papers. I love the rich colors to that collection! I thought they worked really well with the photo. The design is very basic. The background paper was punched with a fiskars scallop punch & the edges were inked with both Distress Spiced Marmalade & Nick Bantock Prussian Blue ink. I have posted about the Nick Bantock inks before.. they are AWESOME. They are made by Ranger ( Distress, Tim Holtz & Adirondack), and are rich rich jewel toned inks.
I made the flower using paper layers & card stock cut from various punches & dies . The edges were inked with the Prussian Blue & the Spiced Marmalade. I added a EK Success Fern punch for foliage.

The letters are Basic Grey "Sweets" that have been inked with Ranger pitch black alcohol ink. I think the double matted pic really helped bring the blue from the pic into the layout.

I hand cut the large scalloped paper layer & inked the edges. I punched some small Retro flowers and adhered them to the dips in the scallops! Orange bling was used as the flower center! This added a much needed detail!

I love the Rusty Pickle flourishes that I inked with the Pitch Black alcohol ink. I then added some blues flowers & a couple bling accents.. and Wahlah done!
This was such a fun layout to do! I am so happy to share my Dad & Nick's grin with my friends! Thanks for taking a peek!


Darien said...

Beautiful lo!!! and photo!

sue said...

as always a truely stunning and inspirational page, love it, thanks x sue x

jacque4u2c said...

Just beautiful!

Jocelyn said...

BREATHTAKING!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is so beautiful!!! I adore your work Lynn!!!!!!

Lynette said...

Okay you did it again! Gorgeous layout are such a tremendous inspiration.

Sandy said...

Lynn, I love the sentiment behind this layout...I too enjoy the little things...both my papents have passed and it is the little moments my boyssss remimber that mean so always you work is a piece of have been such an inspiration to me...thanx so much for sharing so much of yourself with us!

Maggi said...

What a great picture and I love the lo you made for it! Those little retro flowers are the perfect touch!

sPaRkLiNg sCrApBoOkS said...

Hi Lynn,
It's so good to see your beautiful creations again!!! Hope you are doing great! xoxo deb


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