Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Going (Double) Dutch

My youngest daughter loves to be in front of the camera, even more so if she's with me.  One night before bed we caught a quick photo together.  I realized when I printed it out that it was a perfect match for several of the B sides of Lily Bee Design Double Dutch line.  I really wanted to focus on the photo, so I kept the design fairly centered and simple with splashes of color on the contour.  I also tried something else that has been trending in the scrappy world.  I saw it first by my friend Lilith, since then it seems everyone picked up on it.  I thought it was time to give it a go for myself.  I left the threads uncut on my stitching in a few places.  They were a little tricky to keep from looking too wild.  I ended up using a few dabs of Glossy Accents to keep them tacked down to the page.
I also tried a little stamping behind the photo with bubble wrap and paint.  The colour is very faint, but if you look hard you can make it out.  I just love those journal cards in the collection, they are so handy to use as embellishments, or actual journaling spots to record your story.
I covered the cardstock stickers with Glossy Accents.  I love the way it made the star curl up a bit adding dimension to the page.  Rather than use alphabets to create a title, like usual, I made use of one of the sentiment stickers from the collection.  A little dimensional foam adhesive helped it to pop up off the page a little showcasing it as my title.  Add a doily, and a little piece of Maya Road trim, and my layout is complete.  

You can still snag the Double Dutch collection for yourself in the store.  While you're there be sure to check out the brand new Kaiser Craft, and fabulous Evalicious that has just arrived, along with the new Bo Bunny, and Simple Stories collections. There is so much eye candy in there right now.  Tanya does a great job of providing such great quality product for all of us!
Product Used:
Bag of Bits
Glossy Accents
I'm off to celebrate this girl of mine, it's her 9th birthday today.  How fitting to have her as my subject today.
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danni reid. said...

i LOVE this page, love the pic of you two and love your stitched strips!

Anonymous said...

Love this Layout Sherri, and happy 9th to Eden!

So.Creative said...

Oh my!! This is lovely!

Lilith Eeckels said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE. Thanks for mentioning me though I'm not sure I was the first!

Maja Stokk / eyovine said...

So sweet =) love it!

Jessy Christopher said...

I so heart ur approach how to use papers & embellies to create ur layout! So so pretty!

glorygirl said...

This is such a sweet layout! I love all the little details! Have fun with your girl on her special day!!!

Anabelle O'Malley said...

Happy birthday to your sweet girl! LOVE your page. So much beautiful texture.

Jennie M said...

that's a great page -- I LOVE it!

Tamika said...

This is so cute!!!

pysselpetra said...

Absolutely adore that page ♥