Thursday, October 31, 2013

Baby Love

Baby love, my baby love. I apologize in advance if that awesome song by The Supremes is stuck in your head all day.  Incidentally, it's not how the title came to me but now every time I see this page, I start singing that song.

I used the Gossamer Blue November Main Kit to create this layout.  I just love the large floral pattern from the Maggie Holmes collection by Crate Paper.  It's quite busy so I used the small polka dot paper to tone it down. Want to know a secret? I look at the page and love it but I feel like it's missing something. It's weird because in person, it looks great but in the photos, it looks bare. Does that ever happen to you? I might just have to go back and add some embellishments to the upper right corner.  Then again, I might not since I like it when I'm holding it in front of me.

I used the Gossamer Blue exclusive stamp to stamp the tags and then cut them out. The wood elements are from the Dear Lizzy Polka Dot Party collection. I just misted them to coordinate with the background paper and them backed them with contrasting colors to make the numbers pop.

My favorite part of this layout is the title. I misted the wood veneer with yellow and set it aside to dry. While drying, I used grey chalk ink to town down the brightness of the Thickers. They are a vibrant blue, which are beautiful but were just too bright for this particular layout. Thanks for letting me borrow your ink, Diana!

Once the "love" word was dry, I applied the rub-ons over it to give it a little something extra.

I hope you like the ideas I shared with you today. Now go on and get crafty!


Diana Fisher said...

Happy to lend an ink to a friend! Love that i watched this layout come together. So pretty!

Katrina Hunt said...

Such a FUN layout! Now, I want that GB kit to come quick!!!!!! Hugs, Katrina

Diana Waite said...

what a GREAT picture of you and your girls--LOVE the layout!