Hello again! I've had this layout completed for a while, but never had the opportunity to upload it. I made this using pictures of my daughter when she was a year old. The pictures were taken in Cancun, and it was her first time on the beach. My daughter is VERY neat and organized and has been ever since she was a toddler. She hated to be dirty. So you can imagine her reaction when she had to stick her feet in the sand for the first time. She was not a happy baby LOL.
I titled this layout "Sun Kissed" because she tans so nicely! Her skin always turns into this dark golden color; it's the kind of tan that women pay lots of money to get LOL. I also thought the name was appropriate because my baby girl loves to give me kisses. She will stop what she is doing at any given time to run over and give me a smooch. So every time she had one of these moments, she waddled her way through the icky sand just to give me a kiss. I have to smile every time I remember the expression on her face. Coincidentally, the papers I chose for this layout are also called 'Sun Kissed'. :o)
The chipboard letters are made by Making Memories. I lightly inked the edges using spiced marmalade Distress Ink and added a few stitches. I also did a little stitching along the left side of the page.
Here's a glimpse of the other side of the title and the stitching I did on the sun. I added a little dab of yellow Stickles to every hole to add a bit of bling.
I stamped a border along the left side of the photo and added a touch of Stickles to the flowers. Beneath the photo, I added what looks like orange netting. This is actually tulle that has to be at least 30 years old. I found a roll of it at work and I loved the texture. I could tell it was old because the cardboard roll it was on was nearly brown from the aging. Plus, these days they don't make tulle that looks like fish netting.
This poor chippie went through so much abuse. It has 15 layers of paint, Stickles, crackle paint etc. on it. Originally I wanted to ink it yellow and apply clear crackle paint on top, but when I inked the chippie (which is naturally brown), it looked like a mustard yellow. So I kept changing the color and hating it. Fourteen layers later, I became frustrated and decided to just paint it white. Ironically, the white paint turned yellow and cracked on its own. I suppose all of the layers beneath the white coat caused it to turn yellow. It's funny how it came out exactly how I wanted it to after all of that work. I then added a bit of glitter to the top to make it sparkly.
The black and white vellum flowers were made by Kay. (There's another one in the upper left corner of the photo.) I LOVE how they look with the bright colors of this layout. You can find them in her etsy shop...Kay's Kreative Korner. The large colorful flower is my Curly Flower that I designed. You can find the tutorial here. I cut up the yellow chippie and placed the pieces in different spots so that the design would flow better. I also did a little stamping beneath the flowers.
In this cluster of flowers I added two types of ribbon, stamped some flourishes and added thumbnail pictures of my daughter. I adhered the pictures using foam layering tape.
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Thank you for visiting my blog! I also want to say thank you to all of you sweet scrappers out there who have left me such wonderful comments. I am truly flattered by your compliments and sincerely appreciate it. Have a wonderful day! Hugs!