Saturday, February 13, 2016

Love


Hello blog friends! I hope everyone is enjoying a lovely weekend and has some sort of Valentine's Day Celebration, whether it be with friends, family or with someone extra special.

Today, I am sharing with you, a layout I did for the CSI Design Team. It is about my daughter, who is a lovely young lady. She enjoys life, loves to travel and is always the life of the party. One thing I love about her is she is anything but ordinary. My daughter, Elizabeth, enjoys hula hooping for exercise. I don't know of anyone else who does that anymore! In the photos you can see her hula hoop that lights up and has a multitude of designs that are programmed on line. She loads the information onto a USB and then plugs it into her hula hoop! Technology follows us everywhere! 


Over at CSI, we are excited to welcome a second permanent sponsor for 2016, Maja Designs! Our long standing permanent sponsor, Flying Unicorn will always be our Valentine!  


As always, I start my layouts with the background. Once I know where the photo(s) and 3-D elements will be, I prepare the background in the area around it. 


You can see here, where I did some misting in blue, stamping and texture work.

In this photo, you will see a little embossing of the background. I love making my backgrounds beautiful and with plenty to look at! 


After preparing my background I begin work on my 3-D elements by fussy cutting them, going around the edges with a marker of the same colors on the paper. The reason I do this is so you won't see white edges. It simply looks more natural. 



Next, I prepare the chipboard shapes by heat embossing them. Here, I decided to pop up the diamond shape inside of the little circle. I will definitely use that idea again! 





Products:

Blue Fern Studio chipboard, embossing powder,
    stamps and paper (Montage Collection,
    Invitation)
Crafter's Workshop template
Liquitex Modeling paste
Paper Studios pink heart
Petaloo flowers
Recollections spray mist
Ranger Perfect Medium
Stampendous embossing products
StazOn ink
From my stash, white thread and sequins

Here is my journaling for this page: "Elizabeth, I love that there is nothing ordinary about you!"

Thanks so much for stopping by...see you next time! 

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