I used this lovely Valentine line from Harmonie (yeah for Canadian scrapbook supplier!) to create this layout. I did have 2 - 4 x 6 photos selected for this layout, but the colours in them were really bright and not really working. So I selected this photo, and had my bff scan it for me and convert it to sepia. Then I printed it out as a 5 x 7. I love the effect! Oh, all that scanning business - this photo was taken way back in the dinosaur age when photos were taken with cameras that used film!
The scalloped circle shape was a punch out and I used not the circle punch but the remaining square and then layered in underneath a different pattern. I used lots of ink to play up the sepia vintagey feel.
I used 2 journalling spots - one for conventional story telling, and the other to set off the title. One of the challenges I have is that because I love to use patterned paper, and some of it with quite a bold or large pattern, my titles can get lost. I love how this journalling spot sets my title off from the patterned paper, and using double sided foam adhesive to raise it off, highlights it just a bit more yet.
The chipboard dress stand came plain brown and to dress it up, I experimented with a few things, finally settling on this pink flocking. I trimmed the centre from a chipboard rose and after applying some ink, layered it on top for a skirt on the dress form.
In this close up you can see the flocking - it makes that chipboard very texturized and touchable! You can also see that I used the outside of the rose chipboard (the one that I had cut the centre from for the dress skirt) by cutting it apart to make leaves. I didn't want to waste any of this neat laser cut stuff!
And isn't that pink gauzy ribbon so pretty?
I've submitted this on the Canadian Scrapbooker page and encourage you to play along, too!
Thanks for popping by. Be blessed,