For all of its muted elegance, the Tranquility collection from Blue Fern Studios that came in the August Swirlydoos kit works well with photos of my grandchildren at the Jersey Shore last month.
I wanted the lace patterns down the sides of my paper (the Contentment sheet) to show, so I kept my design pretty simple. I cut some pieces from the Stillness sheet into varied sizes and heavily distressed all sides but one; I decided to use my EK Success Swiss Cheese punch to create some interest.
Once my pieces were assembled, I attached my photo and adhered it a bit askew to my base, using a Petaloo doily from the July kit as a background.
I've embellished it all with BFS flowers from the Main Kit and more BFS flowers, as well as some Petaloo blooms from the Flower Add-On. As a final touch, I added a bit of bling from the Embellishment Add-On and topped it all off with that sweet cherub - part of an incredible RAK from Rae Moses.
A sun-kissed young lady at the end of a very busy day "down the Shore"... (Many thanks to my DIL for her awesome photos!)