Sunday, April 22, 2012

If Happy Little Bluebirds Fly. . .

I finally got a layout done this month. My whole family has been sick off and on all month (including me) . . . so I was busy taking care of them and myself and hadn't found the time to scrap for weeks! *sigh* There just isn't enough time in a day, is there? Anyhow, here is a layout I did to play along with a Round Robin at The Flying Unicorn. The picture is of my son and was taken in March on the first really beautiful, warm Spring day we had. He loved going to the park and the swing and I happened to get this picture in which I think he looks so sweet and thoughtful. I used a line from the song "Over the Rainbow" as the title to go along with his thoughtful expression.
I used some of the contents from my April Scrap That! kit for this layout, which includes papers from the gorgeous "Sweet Nothings" collection by Kaisercraft. I used a page of GCD music-sheet patterened paper from my stash as the background page to tie in my song lyrics title. I edge-distressed the GCD paper and added a few random punches along the edges with a Martha Stewart edge punch and added lace peek-a-boos behind the punched sections. I edge and water-distressed the With Love page from the Kaisercraft papers and layered it on top of the base page. I added a square of distressed corrugated cardboard and matted the photo on some more Kaisercraft paper.
I used a small bluebird and tag from the "Sweet Nothings" Collectables as embellishments. I added the small bluebird to the top right of the cardboard square and added a twine swirl leading to the left side of the page.
I used the tag from the collectables and added a layer of vellum on which I had printed my title. I also added a twine bow to the tag. I used some Bazzil Basics brown cardstock and the Martha Stewart Garden Gate deep edge punch to create the double-punched border strip on the layout. I measured the depth of the punch and cut a strip of paper to allow me to punch both edges with a narrow strip down the middle....I love this look.
I fussy-cut the birdcage from the Dozen Roses Kaisercraft paper and added it to the right side of my layout with some 3-D foam adhesive. I cut a bunch of little blue flowers on my Silhouette to coordinate with the blue flowers on the birdcage and used Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink in Mocha to create the flower centres. I added the flowers to a Dusty Attic Sweet Pea border, which I cut into two sections and treated with two colours of Distress Stain (Stormy Sky and Forest Moss). Here is a close-up of some of the vine/flowers and one of the lace peek-a-boos.
Thank you so much for visiting my blog today!

Materials Used:
Patterned Papers: GCD Studios - Tina Higgins "Paris Nights" collection - music sheet; Kaisercraft - "Sweet Nothings" Collection - Dozen Roses, With Love, Collectables; Bazzill Basics Brown Cardstock; Corrugated Cardboard; Recollections Light Blue Cardstock; Vellum; Dusty Attic Sweet Pea Border; Distress Stain in Stormy Sky and Forest Moss; Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink in Mocha; Twine, Lace; Martha Stewart Punches - Garden Gate Deep Edge Punch and Arch Lattice Edge Punch; Aleene's Tacky Glue; Glue Dots - Memory Book and Mini; Memory Tape Runner XL.


KellyCreates said...

This is such a beautiful page, Sarah! All the delicate, pretty elements and the gorgeous distressed papers have created a soft, contemplative mood that showcases this sweet photo :)

Heather Jacob said...

wow Sarah this is sooooooooooooo beautiful love all the little blue flowers .. a magical page .. hugz x