Kym Glass did it again! And I doubly love this layout because almost all the embellishments are Close to My Heart! First she started with the Veranda pallette and a rather simple layout. The Juniper cardstock is the base and she started the enhancements by distressing the bases with a crosshatch in chocolate (achieved by scraping the stamp pad corner across the edge of the paper). On top of the base, she started with two 6 x 12 pieces of the cream floral B&T (background and texture or design) paper, one on each base - about 3 1/4 inches from the bottom. On the left side, she added a 1 1/2 x 12 strip of the Juniper floral across the bottom of the cream and another one across the top of the cream on the right-hand page.
Then she started REALLY decorating! She added a simple zigzag sewing stitch where the Juniper strip met the cream paper in brown thread on both pages. For the other sides of the cream paper, also on both pages, she attached some Garden Green grosgrain ribbon. On the right hand side, she just wrapped around the back and didn't need to worry about the other side as it would be covered with the circles she would add, but on the left side, she created a great illusion. First she attached a photo hanger from the copper mini medley to the inside edge of the paper, letting it extend over the ribbon she had already attached there. Then she attached a simple knot to the ring of the photo hanger making it seem as though the ribbon that stretched across the page was attached to the hanger. Gotta love that clever lady!!!
As to the journaling area, I think that the "Things that make me smile" piece is actually a stickease from the kit. I know the striped paper under it is a designer paper from the Veranda pack. My guess is that she cut some Cocoa cardstock into the frame that is shown using a Cricut machine. She probably also cut the striped paper on a smaller setting, the very same way! On that Stickease piece, she added "glitter" brads and some bitty sparkles - both CTMH embellishments. She also inked up a "Just Blooms" paper flower with a chocolate biggie brad for a center. In the left corner and near the journaling place, she added a decorative corner from the Primavera rub-on collection and several other small rub-ons from the same sheet. To these she added rhinestones, sequins, bitty sparkles, and brads, finishing off the design with the words Family, Love, and Friends also from the rub-on collection, cut from Creme Brulee diamond B&T and edged in chocolate.
She used a rub-on corner on the right hand side as well - this time in the top corner. This one also was decorated with sequins, brads and bitty sparkles. She used the Coluzzle, big circle, to cut out the two circles and distressed them both in Chocolate ink. To the Chocolate one she added another stickease, all decked out in bitty sparkles and even a rub-on flower with a sequin for the dot of the I. To this she added a spiral clip from the Garden Green accent collection, to which she added a knot from Garden Green grosgrain ribbon. Also to this circle, she added a hinge from the copper mini accents set. It's really cool, because if she wanted to, she could use that as a working hinge, hanging through her page protector, to give herself some extra room for journaling, or hiding a picture. She added some more of the "Just Blooms" Creme Brulee' flowers, inked up in chocolate, with biggie chocolate brads as the centers. There aren't as many rub-ons on this page, although still accented with brads and bitty sparkles, but three new words, part of this rub-on sheet, are again cut out of the Creme Brulee diamond paper edged with chocolate ink. She also added a fourth word, overlapping the smaller flower and a little Garden Green spiral clip hanging on the biggie brad in the center.
She is just a master, isn't she?
Truly amazing job!!!
Truly amazing job!!!