Monday, February 16, 2015

Sweet Family Layout

Hello friends! Happy Monday! In my area we are celebrating a statutory holiday called Family Day so the schools and most people have the day off work.  In honour of today, I thought I would reflect on what my family means to me.  This is a layout of my two older children that are now 30 and 27 but in this photo, they were 14 months and 3 years old.  They were such buddies and are still very, very close.  They live quite a distance away from where I live, but they live close to each other so they see each other more often.  I sometimes reminisce about being a young mother and miss those times.

This layout is the second layout I have made with these hearts as the layout I posted yesterday was the first layout.  Yesterday, I used a cut file from The Cut Shoppe and watercolored the cardstock to make my own background.  For this layout, I used the cut out design as a stencil and watercoloured some hearts onto the white cardstock and also used some of the hearts from the original cut design and popped them up with some dimensional squares.

I used soft pastel watercolours and added some patterned papers from the Fancy Pants Be Loved Collection to mat my photo and then added some chipboard that I painted with acrylic paint and then added some cute wood veneer hearts. These are all from Creative Embellishments.

Finally I added some sequins from the Fancy Pants Everyday Circus Collection and a flair button from A Flair For Buttons.

I don't think the photos actually do this layout any justice. It really does look nicer in person.  Thanks for stopping by today! Have a wonderful day!