I started this layout by choosing a few photos to scrap. I don't typically scrapbook more than one photo per layout, but when I take a million snapshots of one moment (as a mom of adorable toddlers, this happens more than I care to admit), I usually like to print a few in a smaller size and include them on my page. These photos are of my youngest son playing with my headband and enjoying selfie mode on my phone.
I chose the title "Sweet Selfies" since my son is pretty sweet in these photos. But full disclosure, I mostly wanted to use the "Peace Sign" paper from Dear Lizzy and thought the oranges tied in nicely with the word "sweet". I used the reverse of the same paper for the word "selfies". I hand stitched around the word sweet (using DMC embroidery floss - the color is 598 and matches perfectly, in case you are interested). And then I machine stitched over the word selfies.
I stuck pretty close to the sketch, and added my photos to the upper right hand corner. I used some more Dear Lizzy paper to add some layers behind my photos. Since the sketch called for a tab on the right photo, I thought this would be the perfect excuse to add in some of that vellum we got in our kits! I used my tab punch, machine stitched it directly to my photo and then used the stamp set to add the phrase "Be brave. Be wild."
I used one of the PFS stickers to add my date and clustered a few Pick Me Up puffy flowers around it to bring up some of the blue. As another excuse to use the vellum, I printed my journaling on a piece and stapled it to my page.
I finished off with a few more embellishments (I stuck with the main kit exclusively on this layout) and then called it done! You can watch the entire process here.
Until next time,
This is wicked cool. Love it.ReplyDelete