Page one of double layout. Paper is from the FabScraps botanical line. It's all beautiful. I enhanced it with glitter in strategic spots; an inexpensive way to kick your project up a notch. I used Hobby Lobby flowers, and a wood piece that I covered in Finnabair glitter. Glitter is a change for me, but I like this product. I added a foil border to the tag and second stamped it using a Hero Arts flower stamp that I've had for 15 years. I love stamping in Tim Holtz browns. I finished the tag with crinkled seam binding and a piece of beige lace. In life it is elegant.
Page two features a large mat, that will hold a 5X7 or 4X6 picture. I may love design, but the most important part of any layout is in the photos and the journaling. I enjoy doing these small vignette's of flowers. The challenge I set for myself is to use what I have out on the table. I gathered the flowers and then added the mirrored stars, metal stars, the cool gold pieces that were heads to some Prima pins and a last minute find - the green Pebble accents. The two pages are perfect together.
At some point I needed a break, so I sat down to some digital scrapping. I pulled my supplies from Berna Datema, Lori Davidson and Tangie Baxter. In the same way I look for paper with elements that I can incorporate into my design, I look for the same attributes in a digital supply. When I added the Berna Datema tree, my thoughts were "Wow ~ look at all the places I can add bling". You have leaves that look like butterflies and each one is a design opportunity.
I have a busy week ahead. Number one on my list is to get the shop running. I will continue to work on this baby book and I'm truly excited about ideas I have for 6X6 mixed media pieces. Have to give a shout out to Andree who found some of the coolest metal pieces. Neither of us could tell what they were previously used for, but no matter, they'll be great in their next gig - they will be a joy to ENJOY!