The butterfly print (Olde Curiosity Shoppe - Genuine Article) was my favourite from my selection so I framed it with Le Cirque - Under the Big Top and French Country - Grandure. When I do this I always save the middles of the papers I am using to frame a layout. I can't waste my papers!
Next I framed myself and decided to put the photos across the layout on a strip of French Country - Bon Appetit.
Next up - embellishments! I bought a set of Wendy Vecchi Wildflower Art parts when I found them on sale - lucky me and so I covered them with some of the papers I am using. I decided on the daisies and I used my craft knife to cut them out once I had stuck them to the paper. It was a little tricky but I just went slowly and I was really happy with the result. You must make sure the glue is dry or the paper will be soft and difficult to cut without spoiling the edges.
Because I didn't want floating flowers!!! I aded the gingham strips top and bottom
This close up shows I have added ribbon and a few pearly buttons threaded with bakers twine.
The rest of my photos were taken in daylight hours hence the colour change!! I think I finally stumbled up the stairs at 2ish this morning by the time I finished this layout.
I created a little pocket behind my photo and made a tag from some bits and pieces of ABC Primer I had saved. You can see how I do this here on a video I made for my Graphic 45 Audition.
It took me a while to fussy cut all the butterflies but I liked the effect. I added glossy accents to make sure they were sturdy enough to fly over my layout.
Hope you like my layout and that it give you a few ideas. Just pick 3 coordinating papers that go with your photos and off you go! I could print these photos in colour and then try a blue and green colour combination........
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