Thursday, July 1, 2010

Her first bath

 Tracy from my2angels has asked me to be Guest Designer for the month of July and of course I jumped at the chance especially with the theme being Black and White - perfect opportunity to scrap some of my wedding photos and this photo of my husband bathing our first child an image I am so grateful to have captured as my journalling states ...

On this layout I have used the gorgeously bold Teresa Collins Chic Bebe papers with white CS as the base and black CS as a photo mount. 
Before mounting the photo onto the black however I did use the TC pink ledger paper and cut the mount with decorative scissors

For the title and journaling spot I simply cut the frames that I wanted to use from the Chic Bebe mini tags paper and distressed them using the ink blending tool and black ink.   

You will see that I have done this distress technique right throughout the layout to help blend the papers and embellishments together.   

On the journaling spot I have also added some pearls and rhinestones for a bit of girly bling.  In the bottom left corner of the photos I created a little embellishment cluster using one of the pink felt hearts, pink canna lilly, and a fleur de lis charm that I altered using the ink blending tool and Cherry pink StazOn ink.

Up in the top right hand corner I used two different pattered papers from the Chic Bebe range and made a layered photo corner, the underneath one of which I cut using scallop decorative scissors and distressed the edges again with Black Soot ink and the blending tool.   

To add a bit of texture and bling in this spot I ran a line of dimensional magic around the edge of the pink and black polka dot paper, then sprinkled some gorgeous Diamond Dust all over.  Sprinkle this rather generously then give it a few minutes to set. 

After that you can gently remove the excess with a cotton bud of soft paint brush making sure you sweep the excess away from your dimensional magic which will still need more time to dry. 

Finally, to tie the whole LO together, I ruled a fine black outline using black gel pen and adhered two fleur de lis shapes to the top left hand corner of the LO.  These were cropped from the Chic Bebe Fleur de Lis paper.  Add a bit of dimensional magic to these and to the word “Bebe” in the title and you are done!


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