This weekend I finally managed to do a lot of scrap booking, here is the first layout I did on Saturday night:-) just finished it before midnight..
The starting point for this layout was a gorgeous page done by the super talented Elizabeth Karchner.. She had done a great layout with a stitched title 'love'.. I was dying to do a stitched title so I scrapped these two photographs I had of me and my husband before we were married..
It was taken when we were on a trip to the beach down south where we spent all weekend lounging in bed:-)
So I wanted to capture this with a title that said 'Love hanging out and just chilling together'.
The main design element was the rose frame that I cut out.. It's actually a larger scaled version of a Hero arts stamp set I have of various frames, I drew it on a scratch piece of paper and used it as a stencil and then went over it with a black fine tip pen. I love the fact that it looked doodled!
So to match that, I created some doodled leaves for the flower embellishment( which is a paper from the Dear Lizzy Line) from some blue dotty paper..
(The flowers were cut out and layered to add dimension, and I also added a bit of glossy accents on their spotty centers)
The blue strip with the brown flowers is a paper strip I cut out from an American Crafts Letterbox collection paper. I used it to tuck my angled frame in so that the cut edge doesn't show and to divide the page so that I can add the rest of the title in white paper strips..
I hand stitched the word love in red thread. I also used a fabric Thicker bracket to finish off the title..
I added a clip from the Olivia collection by Basic grey and added a Heidi grace epoxy sticker that says big smiles.