Monday, October 18, 2010

"Isn't She Lovely? " Lavender Escape Oct Swirlydoos kit!

This latest Swirlydoos kit is full of beautiful Webster Pages paper! Its hard to believe that I only used one of them for this layout!

My sister, Cheryl Wolfe, is the amazing photographer who took this captivating photo of my daughter Jerica, last October.  I love how the sunlight is filtering through from behind and you can actually see the rays come right across her  just under her face! Check out Cheryl's blog  Aphrodite's Boudoir Photography  for more of her stunning work!  

For this layout,  I used the sketch that came with the Swirlydoos kit, made by Beggahuna. This time I wanted to try and keep my layout less detailed and cluttered [very hard for me to do!]  I used a stencil of cherry blossoms with a light pink distress ink on the pattern paper to fill in some of the empty space, and for subtle detail.  The really cute peacock feather came with the kit too!

I hand made all the flowers, minus the purple/green one in the corner, w hich is a Prima flowers.  I made a couple variations of the flower that Lisa Gregory recently put on her blog. I used the basic idea, but made my own centers in various ways.  I am sooo in love with this idea of using Tulip's Puffy paint around the edges of the blooms. You can count on seeing alot more of that technique! 

I used a Dusty Attics chipboard gate that I had been saving for just the right layout.  I used Moon Shadow Mist in Treasure Island Aqua, and then used some Distress Embossing powder in various areas to give it a adged patina.  If you look at the picture above this you will be able to see the aqua patina that shows through at different angles.

If you look closely you can see some purple and blue dewdrops that I made using a hot glue gun, appling the glue in droplets onto  my TH nonstick mat and then coloring with alcohol ink.  Very fast and easy to make, and you can make all kinds of different sizes!  If the glue is hot enough it form the droplet pretty much on its own.

On the outside of the purple circle I added some gathered lace I got from my Mother-In-Law and then I added a string of turquoise frosted pearl I bought at Wal Mart on the inside edge of the lace.

I wanted to keep the title simple, but still noticeable, so I used some MM mini letters and made the words on cream cardstock, cut out the words and then inked around the edges.  Pretty simple.

Thanks for taking the time to look, and please leave a comment, I'd love to hear from you!


  1. Very beautiful picture and layout, Bonnie!

  2. Such a beautiful picture! Before I read your post I was drawn to the photo and thought how amazing! A beautiful layout also, love your hand made flowers!