Hi friends! Today I have the honor of sharing a layout I made as a Guest Designer at Scrap Africa, a site that holds different types of challenges.

I was given this lovely sketch to work with.  If you look closely at my layout, I used stitched circles to portray the circles in the sketch.  The papers I used are by Pion Design.  I combined two different collections - Fairytale of Spring and Studio of Memories.  All of the papers I used for this layout are available in my shop.
The gorgeous cream-colored flower is a Resin Briar Rose from Handmade Halo.  The bottom is perfectly flat so it is easy to adhere to any project.  I love the realistic look of it!
The couple in the photo is my dad and step-mom.  :o)
...such a beautiful quote.
The gorgeous Decorative Scroll surrounding the photos is made by The Dusty Attic.  It is a double-layered chipboard element that is adhered together to create this 3 dimensional look.  I added pearls to further decorate this ornate piece.
The two center flowers are made from Bitty Blossoms dies by Spellbinders.  The chipboard heart button is also made by The Dusty Attic.
The title is made up of letters cut from the Pion Design cut-out sheet and chipboard words.
I tried to make the background detailed, yet subtle.  I splattered a touch of sky blue paint to bring out the blue in the papers.  I used an ink and stencil to create a tile texture, and I stitched designs onto the background.

These pearls are manufactured by Zva Creative.  I love the quality of their pearls/bling.

Thanks for visiting today!  Be sure to join the challenge over at Scrap Africa!

Much love & hugs...

**Products in RED can be purchased in my SHOP.**
Pion Design: Studio of Memories - Bird Song
Pion Design: Studio of Memories - Cut Out Sheet
Pion Design: Fairytale of Spring - Lily of the Valley
Pion Design: Fairytale of Spring - Poem of Spring

The Dusty Attic: Decorative Scroll #1 DA0213
The Dusty Attic: French Flourish DA0273
The Dusty Attic: Mini Words #3 DA0477

The Dusty Attic: Mini Heart Buttons DA0682
Handmade Halo: Resin Briar Roses              
va Creative: PE-03CA-110
Clearsnap: Mix’d Media Inx - Truffle
Lindy’s Stamp Gang: Landlubber Green
Folk Art: Sky Blue
Fiskars: Apron Lace
Spellbinders: Bitty Blossoms
Spellbinders: Grand Calibur
The Crafter’s Workshop: 6x6 Mini Tile Texture
Art Glitter: Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
Scrap Africa Challenge