Joy is the feeling you get when new papers you buy
can actually work well with the pictures you have on hand !
I am so pleasantly surprised that I was able to easily create 2 layouts
with the new G45 Le Romantique line that I'm happy with ,
& I didn't have the entire line on hand , but certainly whatever I had was enough !
Some fun things I tried here :
I used a Webster's Pages ruffled trim to form a circle
& then attached 3 Prima rosebuds for the center.
I used Diamond stickles on the edges of the white Prima roses here
and then painted some Pixie Dust Shimmerz Blingz .
For the title, I used an MME "Family' Life Story Tag , layered unto a G45 tag
( which had the words Graphic 45 on it ,so nicely hiding it .)
I followed one of the edges of the Daydreams pp and cut out this unusual shape
& then masked in the same shape by misting Avocado Maya Mist .
I tried painting on Pixie Dust Blingz in a swirly pattern on the MME Life Story Kraft cardstock background.
( My Fave Kraft patterned cardstock at the mo ! )
Added some butterfly & rose cutouts from the different Le Romantique pps as embellishments ,
added Diamond stickles too on the rose.
I am so appreciating the use of sepia toned pics currently -
makes me wonder why I haven't used them more in the past !
I found some old forgotten trims and used them for a tone on tone look here.
In the same bag with the trims
I had this lone white feather,
so I happily added it on to continue the shabby chic look !
Loving the shimmerz in the Pixie Dust Blingz painted in a pattern here
& all the other shiny goodness !
To add some interest to the smaller photo here
I used an MME frame and layered it onto the peachy pink Tender Missives paper.
I also have a Key to my heart tag under the photo which was also popped up on foam pads .
The rose cutouts were great as handcut embellies & for use around the pics .
Sure had fun with this creation !
Layout Design was inspired by LG's sketch for YSS .
of a hot air balloon made from scratch embellie -
this here is just the basket -
I used a Martha Stewart Deep Edge Garden Lattice punch to create the basket .
Being the first time I attempted this , I am not completely satisfied with the result
which simply means I would be making more in the near future ! woot !