Been very busy crafting over the last few days, trying to finish off layouts that I had started and not got around to completing - this layout is to put in the album that I made for my daughter's 21st birthday - LOL, it's an ongoing project as her birthday was last month!She was bridesmaid to her Aunty Tracy when she was 11 - and my goodness, not sure if you can see but her face was covered in freckles! I remember she really hated them but I always thought they looked gorgeous - they've all disappeared now much to her pleasure.
So, on to the layout - I've entered this in the Sir Stampalot May Challenge as it features butterflies and blossom. There is a fantastic array of goodies to win so get on over there and take a look - it's good enough to make you want to take up crafting even if you've never been interested before! I've used my good old trusty Silhouette to print and cut the flower background and then coloured it in with Copic markers trying to pick up the yellow and green in the bouquets. I've cut the flower several times and decoupaged it to give it depth. I bought some stickles the other day and find them very addictive - they're just so gorgeous and used yellow and green for the butterfly trails and the accents round the flowers.
I've cut out the borders in the matching colour to give the impression of being embossed - first time I've tried this and me thinks I will be doing this again as I really like the effect.
It's been very odd doing this album for my daughter - I've been looking through so many photographs since she was born and remembering all the occasions when they were taken - it's made me very nostalgic, if I shut my eyes I can remember what it felt like cuddling her as a baby. In fact, next layout for the album is when she was born :) LOL, you can see I haven't made this album in any particular order!
Thanks for looking,