Sunday, December 24, 2017

"Lovely together" by Anthea

OOOH - it is Christmas Eve!  If you are here looking at this, thank you for taking time out of what is probably a very busy day to check out my layout that I recently created for this month's cybercrop. 
This layout features my husband and his older sister, who incidentally had her birthday yesterday (- or today if you go by Canada time). It was taken on one of our last visits to see my hubby's family.  They live in Canada so we really don't get to see them as much as we would like.  This photo has always been on my 'to scrap' list but because of the colours in it I never really knew how to scrap it.  I tried turning the photo black and white but it just wasn't working for me.  In the end I just ignored the red cap and went with the colour in my hubby's shirt.

I firstly used a D-lish stencil and roughly smothered on some texture paste.  This particular stencil is the pattern quartet - I find it is really useful for small areas and you get extra value for your dollar as there is 4 patterns on it. 
I then just lay bits and pieces till the layout felt right.  I seriously had no plans before I started this layout  - I just knew that I wanted to scrap this photo.
I have added so many D-lish goodies on this LO I am not really sure where to start.  I have a flair, flowers, bitty bow clip, pick 'n' place bow,  cabochons, glittered enamel dots, a suede tassel and cotton tassel, a resin flower, and a few old kit bits from previous JAP kits, including that gorgeous triangle washi tape from the 'Over the Rainbow' kit.  

Well that is it for today - thanks again for looking. Happy birthday to my darling sister-in-law - we wish we could be there!
To the rest of you - I hope that you give my challenge a go - you can find it here in the Scrap Suite
I hope you all have a beautiful Christmas (or whatever it is that you celebrate) and that you enjoy many laughs with family and friends and create many happy memories. 
Till next year
Take care

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