Friday, August 20, 2010

'My Girl' Layout

Today I want to share a LO with you I made for my little girl. Generally I do 2 page layouts, and rarely are my pages so girly, but I had fun designing this page
.I thought this page needed lots of bling, so I made my own "sugared" brads. I applied liquid glue to the top of the brads and dipped them in some Doodlebug glitter. I'm pretty pleased with how well they turned out. Who knew I could be thrifty?! Don't tell anyone! I also took a white Prima flower (Trellis Rose) and used Glimmer Mist (Tattered Rose) to pick up the darker pink accents in the paper. The blingy, I don't think that's really a word, flower stem is also from Prima. The background paper has a really nice scalloped border and I knew I wanted to add ribbon, but I didn't want it to cover the edges. So I used my craft knife to make 2 slits at both the top and bottom of the page and inserted the ribbon. Then I adhered the ribbon with tape to the back of the cardstock. I don't know how well you can see it in the pictures, but I embossed my photo mat with the Linen Texture Plate from Papertrey Ink.

And here's my girl...

PP-My Mind's Eye
CS, Ribbon (Velvet)-Papertrey Ink
Bling and Flower-Prima
Doodlebug glitter
Basic Grey brads
StampinUp! corner rounder

The scalloped oval is cut from a Cricut cartridge, the bad news is I can't remember which one, because apparently I didn't save it on my Gypsy...oops. But there are several cartridges that have similar shapes. I chose one I liked and used my Gypsy to stretch it so my photo mat could fit inside.

This was a pretty quick LO. I was excited to try some new techniques and will definitely be incorporating those in future projects. Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

Mrs. Green said...

Layouts like this are so interesting to me with all that blank space. I can never seem to let myself leave it that way... Looks cool!