Saturday, April 16, 2011

Crazy Cousin

Hello everyone! It's Brenda again, and I am so excited to show you the layout I made for this "wings" themed challenge.

I don't think it's any secret that I love butterflies. Well, actually, let me rephrase that--- I love to look at butterflies and I love to use butterflies on my layouts, but should a butterfly land on me, I freak out. Hey, it's still a bug even if it is a pretty bug! Anyhow, I digress. These next couple of weeks of creating for me will be so much fun because I love to use birds and butterflies and all sorts of things with things on my layouts and other projects.

For this week's layout, I scrapped one of my all-time-favorite pictures of my daughter with her older cousin. I should explain that my daughter was entirely too tired to be taking these pictures, but having all the cousins together is such a rarity, I couldn't just let her go to sleep without getting some pictures.  Well Harper made sure to tell me how she felt about this forced photo shoot with all the zany expressions she was giving.

I used one of my favorite lines again, Echo Park's For the Record. I can't get enough of it! There are just too many possibilities with these papers. I distressed my papers by running them through my Distrezz-it-all  and then inking the edges with Distress Inks using the Ranger Blending Tool

I wanted to add a little more color and visual interest, so I rolled down the edge of the paper and fastened it with a My Mind's Eye Lost and Found brad  and a sticker from the For the Record elements sticker sheet. I wanted to put the first part of my journalling up there but thought it would be too tough to read, so I painted a little area with Distress Crackle Paint in Old Paper. I then stitched around my journalling spot and used one of the stickers from For the Record for this part of the journalling. 

For the title, I used alphas from For the Record on the words "your" and "crazy" and "cousin" is using alphas from my stash.

I placed a label sticker from For the Record and then I stitched some more. I used another of the word stickers from the Elements sheet for the continuation of the journalling.

And lastly, I used another label and word sticker to finish off the journalling. For the embellishment under the photo, I layered two die cut butterflies cut out from FTR paper and put a button from my stash in the middle. I placed the butterfly over two border stickers from the kit. 

I had so much fun playing around with the idea of this theme, and I hope you will too when you join us. Don't forget, you have until April 30th to upload your creations! Thanks so much for looking and have a wonderful weekend! 


Glenda Atkins said...

Wow, what a great layout and your butterfly is wonderful, great embellishments and super stitching!!!

Jamie said...

Brenda this is adorable and that picture is absolutely pricless! I love your embellishments.
Hugs! Jamie

Patricia said...

Very sweet, I love the photo. Beautiful layout.

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