Wednesday, May 25, 2011

U R such a Q T

I haven't blogged for a while, but, no worries, i have still been very creative. As you know, one of my favorite sketch site is Creative Scrappers and i have been having fun with their sketches lately, preparing to apply for a spot on their Creative Team.  For this layout, I chose to use Sketch #147 (seen below) because i just LOVE bracket shapes
U R Such a Q T
This is an older picture of my niece Ella and one of my favorite pictures of her. Isn't she a cutie?! Hence, the title "QT" - hehe 

The paper collection used is Imaginisce's Garden Party which, as you can see, is a beautiful mixture of shiny blue, pink and light orange blooms, perfect for the pretty smile on Ella's face!
Now i couldn't do a layout without any stitching, could i?  It seems like handmade stitching is my new signature now. It's a lot of work, but i don't mind it, especially since i love the way it adds dimension and colour to a layout. Although i know it will happen eventually, it's hard to imagine i will ever do another layout without a stitch. Maybe once i run out of thread - hehehe  
Don't you love this ribbon? Reminds me of those silly pom-pom socks we used to wear in the 80's! :)

I painted the edges of my background paper with blue craft paint.  Also, to make the contour of the bracket shape, i punched about 4 12" strips of cardstock with the Martha Stewart Doily Lace Edge punch, cut the strips into short pieces and then glued each piece behind the bracket shape. A secret of the trade: Good ol' scotchtape always helps to keep everything in place just as long as it doesn't show. If you could only see the back of my layouts; they're usually covered with it - hehe

Check back soon for other projects using Creative Scrappers sketches! :)

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