Thursday, February 10, 2011

Amanda ~ Sweet 16 -- Sketches In Thyme Challenge

Hi everyone!!  Looks like we may be seeing the end of this nasty weather down here in Texas...  The only good thing about it is I didn't mind scrapping because the weather is so cold I don't want to be outside...  And since today is Thursday, we have another fabulous sketch over at Sketches In Thyme and I hope you will join us!!!  Here is the sketch...
While I was looking for photos to use for this layout.  I came across these photos of my DD Amanda taken back in 1998, I've been waiting to scrap them because I wanted to do something different.  So I looked through my ever ending paper stash and I came across the beautiful Creative Imaginations Signature Collection I got in Last Mays swirlydoos kit...  When I got the kit I had no idea what photo(s) to use with this beautiful paper.  But as I looked closer at the photos and paper,I think they would compliment each other nicely...  Luckily I had 2 of each of the pages so I could cut the curtains and layer them, and put the photo and heart between the layers...  I also added the fibers between the valance...  I'm thinking the results are elegant but playful and Amanda loved it....  
Here are a few close ups
Here is a Petaloo flower cluster which I tied with a black satin ribbon..  You can also see one of the curtains I cut and layered over a piece of Creative Imaginations Christine Adolph paper...


Here is a Dusty Attic chandelier that I added stickles just to add a little/lot of sparkle, and the music notes are another Dusty Attic piece that I sprayed with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist..  You can also see a portion of the heart I cut out of Creative Imaginations Marah Johnson Creme Music paper, to give that layout that kind of dreamy/romantic feel...


And finally, here is a close up of the fun beaded eyelash trim and beautiful beaded ribbon I added to the valance for some fun texture...  You can see the Thickers  also...

This layout will qualify for the following challenges...
CES Challenge ~ Red and Romance
Cupcake Challenge ~ Seeing Red
Craft Your Days Away ~ Photo Inspiration ( Amanda has a single rose in the photo)
Fab "n" Funky ~ Tempting Textures
My Time To Craft ~ Flowers and Heart(s)  My heart is under the photos
Ooh La La Challenge ~ Someone Special

Here is the list of scrappy things I used on this layout...
Creative Imagination ~ Signature Theater Collection
Creative Imaginations ~ Christine Adolph
Creative Imaginations ~ Marah Johnson Creme Music
Red Glitter Paper
Petaloo Canterberry ~ Magnolia & Berries
Ribbon
Beaded Ribbon
Beaded Eyelash Trim
Dusty Attic Chandelier
Dusty Attic Music Notes
Prima Say It In Pearls
Thickers ~ Rainboots
Please check out the other beautiful layouts from the design team.  We hope we've inspired you to play along this week...  If you do, remember to upload it so we can all see it, and to be eligible for this months prize...  The more times you play the more chances you have at winning this fabulous prize...

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21 comments:

Scossie Jane said...

Stunning layout Fern - really love the layering of the curtains, and the valance of fibres and ribbon is a beautiful feature. Great photo's of your daughter too..... Hugs xx

Doreen said...

What a fabulous layout,I love it.Thanks for sharing with us at CYDA.xxx

Dawnll said...

I love the details on this beautiful layout.

Wendi said...

Wow what a beautiful page love the embellishments and what a beautiful daughter you have too
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week
Wendi

Amanda Straseske said...

LOVE it!

flowerdisco said...

love the chandelier :) it is just the perfect touch.

Carrie said...

wow...this is totally amazing!! Thanks for playing at CES xx

andrea said...

Beautiful page,love the layout and detail thankyou for joining us at fab'n'funky
andrea

CraftyGirl said...

Oh my word this is gorgeous!! (Your daughter and the LO!) The fringe at the top is stunning and I love all the layering! And that red chandelier totally rocks!!!!!
Barb :)

CraftyC said...

This is gorgeous and beautifully embellished. Thanks for taking part in this weeks CES Challenge!
Clairexx

Donna said...

This is just gorgeous. Wonderful photo's of your Daughter, and stunning L/O. Thanks so much for joining us at CYDA this time.
Donna x

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

Beautiful page and gorgeous daughter. Have a great weekend!

Delphine said...

What a gorgeous layout, Fern! I love all the details, and the beautiful pictures of your daughter are perfect with your page! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xxx

crafty amy said...

Wow this is a great page and your daughter is so pretty (looks a lot like her Mum :D )
Thank you for joining us at Crafts and Me and good luck.

Hugs

Amy xx

Sandi Cl~ said...

This is too funny .. I just used that fringe this week .. seriously ... but would never have thought to pair it with those paper. (Have the paper too but omigosh .. mine won't look this good.) What I don't have is the enormous amount of talent you have to see things differently but maybe someday .. after I learn a thing or two, my pages will look as great as yours! Amanda is gorgoeus and I know you are proud of her! Enjoy the sun!

Liza said...

Gorgeous work, I love the colours. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x

Debbie said...

Beautiful layout and pictures Fern! Just love the red and black and as always all of your amazing details. I have that kit and have never used it. Wasn't really sure what to do with it. Thanks for the inspiration!!! Glad to hear the weather is better. It is here too. Suppose to get in the 60's by the middle of the week!

Sharon said...

What a beautiful layout - love it.
Thanks for joining us at Fab 'n' Funky this time, hope to see you again for the next challenge.
Sharon x

Tammara said...

Gorgeous layout! I absolutely love the fiber you added--very fun!

scrappinlil said...

OH Fern...you did a fabulous job on this...I love it. I love how you added the curtains ontop of the pics. Love all of the embellies and background. TFS

Shelley said...

This is amazing, love the layout and perfect for the challenge. Thanks for joining in CYDA challenge, hugs Shelley xx

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