Hope you are all well!
This month I bring you a LO using a photo that I absolutely adore. My beautiful daughter hugging my 'niece's' very pregnant belly. I wanted the LO to be soft and pretty and very feminine. There was a bit too much colour happening in the photo for me to work with - so I changed it to black and white and chose my colours from scratch. (I do apologise for the less than stellar photo - I have been waiting for some decent light but I am just not around when the light is to take the photo - I hope you can forgive me!?)
This LO is really very simple. I used a stencil to apply some texture paste and then coloured that in with some gelatoes. D-Lish has a ton of gorgeous stencils here. I then just prettied the whole LO up with lots of D-Lish goodies. As you can see I have used a D-Lish doily to back my photo (will I ever get sick of them?) I then used some Little Birdie flowers, which are relatively new to the store, and mixed them with some forget-me-nots and some white leaves. There are tons of other flowers in the shop to use too.
I still wanted a bit of texture and colour: so I mixed in some stamens, and some wire twisted with beads (I will go into this a bit more later in my post) and a D-Lish flair button. I also snuck in some washi tape from an old JAP kit. (If you are looking for a good bargain - there is currently 50% off old JAP kits.)
Using beads and wire together is something that is not new to me, but I will admit this is the first time I have used D-Lish wire for the job. I have to say, the wire was soooooo easy to work with. Unlike other wires I have used, it twisted easily and didn't break and did exactly what I wanted it to do. In this LO I used Swarovski crystal beads that I had on hand, but you can use any type of bead you like to make your creations. The other great thing about the D-Lish wire is the fact that it comes in so many different colours - you can check out the selection here.
I then added my title, which is creative cut script word used straight from the package. (I ummmed and ahhhed a lot about whether I should do more with it, but in the end decided it could stay white - for now)
I then decided the LO needed something more and thought that the heart creative cuts would be perfect - the only problem was I didn't have anything to back them with (and I so desperately wanted to back them). This is where it is a good thing that I don't stick ANYTHING down until I have a really good idea where I want things to go. In the end - I simply lifted the photo up and cut out two pieces big enough to back the hearts with matching paper. (Shhhhhhh - don't tell anyone there is a big hole in the back of my LO - it can be our secret.) I think they look great. I then stuck a whole bunch of little star sequins from the all over the LO. These little stars were from the clearance section, but other sequins can be found here.
I hope you like my LO and once again, I hope I have inspired you to try something new. I would love for you to try out the wire and bead technique with the D-Lish wire and let me know what you think. It is a lot of fun and you can be as wild as you want to be.
Till next time - take care and happy scrapping.