Sunday, June 26, 2016

Sweet as Honey

Case file 200 at CSI was such a treat to create. I loved the colors and Evidence choices. How perfect for this portrait of Elizabeth when she was in first grade. This is one of her pretty little Sunday dresses that the entire family enjoyed seeing her wear. 

This layout is also entered in the Blue Fern Studio June challenge. 

The first thing I do after planning my layout is to use a stamp in several places around the central area. Sometimes I emboss the area where I stamp. 

Next, I splatter and or paint the same area. 

Last, I add a sprinkling of chunky embossing powder, and my background is complete and ready for embellishments and a photo.


Blue Fern Studios
Bird Ornaments, Bits of Honey Chipboard
     Courtship Lane Royal Street paper
Courtship Roses     Forever stamp
     Embossing Powders
          Amethyst, 14Karat, Blue Sky
     Tranquil Roses and Lilies
Liquitex modeling paste
Petaloo flowers
Prima template, flower
Ranger Perfect Medium
Reneabouquets Etsy vintage trinkets
Stampendous embossing powders

From my Stash, beads, doily

The journaling reads, "The thing I loved about you the most when you were little was that you were as sweet as honey. You would play dress-up and cook for your dollies in your indoor playhouse. You loved God, nature, your teachers, being a Brownie, your family and your pets. You were kind to others and were a happy little girl. Although you usually had a smile on your face, your second grade teacher called you, "Princess Thundercloud" when you had a difficult day. Those days were few and far between, because of your sunny disposition. You were a good little girl and made your parents proud of you!"

Thanks for taking a peek and to all my creative friends who comment!


  1. What an adorable photo of Miss Liz!! I know she was the apple of your eye along with little Lee. Her blue sparkly dress is so sweet, too. Thank you for describing your creative process, PIC. I always love the heat embossing in particular. Nice details, super texture. xoxo

    1. Thanks, Shawn! This is why I do's my way to show my two children how important their education is to them and their future families.
      Thanks so much for your thoughtful words! Hugs to YOU!

  2. Love your journaling so much! Exquisite work, Patty. I enjoyed reading about your process.