Thursday, July 26, 2012

Guest Designing at Scrap it With a Song - I'm Not Perfect, But I'm Worth It

In May, my layout "I Love You More" was picked in the Top 3 at the Scrap it with a Song challenge blog and I was invited to be a Guest Designer for one of the blog's July songs! This week's song is "Every Girl Like Me" by Sugarland.

I decided to use a wedding photo for this layout and have actually used the same picture three times but at different magnifications (thank goodness for Photoshop). I slightly modified two lines from the song and have called my layout "I'm Not Perfect, But I'm Worth It". I used the July Sketch from the C'est Magnifique blog and papers by Fabscraps from my July 2012 ScrapThat! kit for the layout.
I followed the sketch fairly closely for this layout - though I did make the circle slightly smaller and used it as the top layer of my layered papers. I also replaced the single photo with the three layered photos. All the patterned papers are from the Fabscraps "Organic" collection - and the Tan cardstock is by Bazzill. I distressed all the papers and used a Martha Stewart edge punch for the border at the bottom of the layering.
I added some lace from the July ScrapThat! kit to the punched border - the lace in the kit was white, which didn't look great on this layout, so I inked the lace with DistressInk in Antique Linen. I used the small paper flowers from the kit and added my own Prima and Zva Creative flowers from my stash, as well as a Zva Creative Pearl Flourish. I wanted to add a little something extra to the flower cluster, so I threw in a lace bow (also inked with Distress Ink) and a Pearl stick pin (from a previous ScrapThat! kit). The larger letters in the title are by Doodlebug Design Inc. and were included in the July ScrapThat! kit; the smaller letters are from my stash.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today. Don't forget to enter your name for a chance to win some Scrappy Goodies in celebration of my birthday (link in the right sidebar)! 

Materials Used:
Patterned Paper - Fabscraps "Organic" collection - Tree , Herbs, Garden, Lace; Tan Cardstock - Bazzill; Flowers by Prima, Zva Creative and I AM ROSES; Pearl Flourish by Zva Creative; Cotten Lace Trim; Hero Arts Woven Lace Ribbon; Distress Ink in Antique Linen; Loopy Lou Letter Stickers in Beetle Black by Doodlebug Design Inc.; Diva Shimmer Alpha Stickers in Black by Making Memories; Pearl Stick Pin; Memory Tape Runner XL; Glue Dots - Craft.


Carla said...

Gorgeous layout Sarah! Thanks so much for joining us as our guest this week!

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Beautiful page Sarah! It's so great to have you as a guest designer at Scrap it with a Song! Thanks for the inspiration! =)

Sandi Cl~ said...

Sarah this is a great page .. I saw it one day this week and thought it was fabulous! Just fyi ... the grass border is a Dusty Attic chipyy is called grass border .. I think it is #2. Thanks for coming by my blog during the hop!

Shelley Riffle said...

Your page is really gorgeous!!! Glad you where a guest designer with us!

Valerie said...

Congratulations! Your layout was selected as one of the featured layouts for the C'est Magnifique July Sketch Challenge.