Last week I had a little minibook page lurking on my WOYWW desk but in the end I really felt it needed a more substantial treatment so I switched to a 12 x 12 layout. A photo of DD, wearing a mask we bought her for one of her school plays. She was dashing by be when I snapped the photo, hence the unusual angle. But I love the photo and although I have made a layout (many years ago) using other, more recognizable shots from the same day, this photo never seemed to fit anyplace. Now it does, in a very OTT layout that is embellished to within an inch of it’s life!
a couple of fun things – I used clear TAPE (Heidi Swapp, maybe?), which I have a lot of but always hesitate to use because getting it stuck down smoothly is hard for me. I stuck it to a bit of vellum (and it did allow a bit of pulling up and sticking back down) which gave it a different look. I like it. And the little crocheted rose – I found a great pattern which I will link to, probably tomorrow. I’m experimenting with a few variations and if I get time I want to make some other samples to include.
I like the wire fronds with beads stuck in place with Diamond Glaze, something that struck me while struggling with the darn birdcage earlier. I have a lot of wire and a lot of beads so this will possibly show up again.
Those letters are from a tub of WRMC double-churned alphabets. They don’t punch out of the surrounds well (I don’t think) and always look a bit rough, but by sponging on some Distress Ink and clear embossing, they look a lot better.
The background and the corner of flowers over the photo are from Websters Pages and the big wings are from the Caio Bella paper pack. Oh, and I used some skeleton leaves (remember when they were all the rage?) that I unearthed.
Off to crochet….