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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Basic Grey-Always Sweet Perfection
This layout was based on a sketch from

This is how my layout turned out! 

This is a layout of my daughter Sequita and my granddaughter Madison, on Sequita's wedding day.  For this layout I used the following items:
Sketch was taken from here: 
Pattern Paper:
Basic Grey - Urban Couture - URB-363 Pashmina
Basic Grey - Perhaps - KISA - PER - 738
String clasp:
Basic Grey - string clasp - 542631
Basic Grey - 551152
Word Brad:
Studio K Basic Grey - 564688
Tim Holtz Ink- Vintage Photo - TIM - 19527
Studio G Ink - WM 0028 Lime Green
Fisker's Paper trimmer - the really old one, I still love and use it even though I have several more that are more expensive!
Elmer's Craft Bond Glue Stick - 4021
1 sheet of 12 x 12 Dark Green Cardstock
5 tiny strips of white cardstock for journaling strips.
K & Co. Border strips (these came in a pack, and I have found that I use the "wrong" side of these as much as I used the "right" side.
Floral Garden - Silk flowers 967173- 1109 (I purchase almost all of my silk flowers from either Dollar Tree, or Dollar General, and just remove them from the stems, and use them on my layouts, much cheaper than the more expensive one's that are for scrapbooking.
Small hole paper punch
This is actually 330 Wrights Hem sewing tape - Seal Brown 092
Assorted brads - unknown
Assorted jewels - unknown flea market find
Pop Dots
Zots glue dots
1 small sheet of mulberry paper

I started this layout by cutting one of the background papers almost in half, and then cutting out some of the background flowers and popping them up off the main background sheet on the layout with the pop dots.
Next I tore strips from the dark green cardstock, and the rest of the mulberry paper to form the lines on the layout, along with the K & Co. border strip, and held them in place with glue and brads.
I then added the mulberry paper, as a photo mat, and placed my photo.
I cut and placed the "hem" tape, using brads and glue.
Next I free hand cut the butterflies, and inked their edges, and placed the jewels on the butterflies with glue dots. (If you don't want to free hand cut the butterflies, you could use stickers, or a cutting machine to make yours.)
Next I cut and inked the journaling strips, and added my journaling. 
Then I inked the flowers with the lime ink, in order to make them match the layout colors, and added them to my layout with brads. (They appear brighter in the photo than they actually are.) 
Then I added the string clasp and title stickers. 
The journaling reads:
Sequita and Madison, the 2 girls of the family now. Given the task as memory keepers, as most girls in families.

Now it's your turn to make a layout like this of your own! Happy Scrapping! 
Love Penny
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Mary Pat Siehl said...

great great layout! you rocked the shetch

Connie Mercer said...

very nice penny~love your take on the sketch!!!

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

So pretty, Penny! That sketch caught my eye too. :)

soapHOUSEmama said...

very nice!

Julia said...

Sweet page!!!

Tricia@ said...

The love the journaling you added.

Danielle said...

you did a very nice job with the sketch! love the journaling strips on the bottom. dani 28

Sarah Webb said...

Very sweet! Nice take on the sketch!

Tracy said...

Your layout is gorgeous. Such happy colours.
Love your take on the sketch.
Your butterflies are so pretty.

Patricia said...

I recognize that fun! You do so good at sketches AND layering! :)

Michelle McClure said...

Gorgeous layout! You did a great job utilizing the sketch. Sorry about your loss recently.

Heidi said...

I like your take on the sketch. Such a bright cheery page. I really need to get into more sketches.

Sue Althouse said...

Such a sweet photo! Love your color palette.

Diane said...

Very pretty layout! Love all the detail work.

Sylvia said...

ohhh.. looks great! wonderful take on this intricate sketch!!!

Blessed Ladybug said...

great layout did an awesome job thanks for sharing...

julie said...

gorgeous page!!!

Funkyrosebud Crafts said...

so beautiful thanks for joining my blog..happy scrapping :)