I usually start with a photo and story, but this time I knew right away I wanted to mimic those bowls and use the pretty red, white, and pink color scheme. So I went in search of a photo that would go with these colors. An unexpected photo landed in my hand, and I went with it. Here's what I made:
It's going into my book of silly family photos. Obviously. That's my husband and my mom's husband blowing each other a kiss! Never a dull moment at our family gatherings, I tell you!
So, I set about trying to recreate those bowls with paper. Not an easy task. I misted punched circles with water and molded them into bowl shapes. They didn't quite look like those shiny bowls, so I painted them with Crystal Effects, which gave them a nice glossy finish. Here's a close-up. I didn't have the brads at first, but when I lined them up, I felt like they needed a little something-something. The lace was inspired by the tablecloth in the inspiration piece. I used lots of old papers from my stash, including 7 Gypsies, Wild Asparagus, Anna Griffin, and some others that I'm not sure who made.
The next picture shows how glossy the circles look. I got a Slice for Christmas, and I finally tried it out. I still need to get the hang of it, but I used it for the green leaves. The label is by K&Co, and the rub-on letters are by Headline. Love those things. They come in a bunch of different sizes, from quarter-inch to an inch tall, and they are just perfect for adding to labels and small spots. You can find them in the fine art section of AC Moore.
The stone wall in the inspiration photo made me think of the old faux stone texture papers I bought eons ago. Never purged them from my stash. The red print is old Wild Asparagus paper, and of course the butterfly is Jenni Bowlin. The pink artisan label is My Mind's Eye, and I thought the 7 Gypsies "You are so beautiful" sticker would be hilarious on this page.
That stamped frame is by Glitz Designs, coated with red embossing powder. Right before I photographed my layout, I felt something was missing, and I added the Heidi Swapp chipboard hearts.
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Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and reading about my layout!