Mar 4, 2016

Happy Happy Happy

Scrapbook Layout - Happy Happy Happy -


I have started creating layouts for all my nephew's birthday party pictures.  Here  is the first of many to come.

Lots of hand embroidery and shimmering watercolor on the layout

We all love this picture of my mom and my nephew on his birthday.  It just shows the bond my mom has with each of her grandkids.  So to capture the feeling, i pulled an Ashley Horton  cut file design for Hip Kit club (free download) and enlarge it so that it cover half of my layout.   Once i had sized it, i set the Silhouette Cameo to perforate the edges, instead of cutting them, and i get the perfect spaced dots to stitch.

I picked happy colors for the script.  It took a few hours of
work -I usually do it while watching tv-

Once I finished the stitching (it took me a few nights),  I went ahead and color inside the edges of the script using shimmering watercolors from Michaels.  At first I was not sure of  how it was looking, so I threw a second coat of the same shimmery watercolor, and voila!, the effect was incredible.

I added splatters of the watercolors along each respective edge.

I chose to print the picture in black and white to make sure it popped next to the script.  I simple mat and just a layer of paper from MME's Jubilee collection that matched the colors of the script.  I wanted to highlight the picture, so i used a small amount of embelishments.  A few tags (one of my faves), and some cut outs were enough to finish the page.

A close up of the picture

Finally I trimmed a half inch across all edges of the white cardstock, and attached it, using the sewing machine, to a  striped white and black paper mat ( i usually just cut an edge mat about 1.5 inches wider than needed) A few lined of journaling for future reference, and it was done.  I love the finished result, it makes me Happy.

I hope you like it too.

The finished layout

Materials Used:
  • White Cardstock, American Crafts, white
  • Cut File, Hip Kit Club Downloads, Ashley Horton Design
  • Mat for layout,  Documentary collection, Dear Lizzy
  • Patterned paper, picture mat and layer,  Jubilee Collection, My Mind's Eye
  • Paper clip -hi-,  Freckled Fawn
  • Tags, banners, cut outs - Recollections, Michael's
  • Phrase sticker, Teresa Collins Designs, Our Daily Stories collection
  • Photo tabs, Pebbles
  • Shimmer watercolor, Artist Loft collection, Michael's

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