Thursday, January 24, 2019


September evenings can be a little chilly on Cape Cod and what could be a better solution than sharing a flamingo fleece blanket with my sister-in-law? My brother captured this moment with his phone and sent it on to me.

The mojo is still a bit lazy, so I looked through some of my past work for a bit of inspiration and came across this layout from August 2012 and this lift is what I came up with.

As you can see, I found the perfect paper to frame and embellish my photo, a design so bright and bold that I chose to use a very muted sheet from the December Tres Jolie Kit as my background.
I was able to use one piece of the Carta Bella paper to cut two circles to use as matting with plenty left for my banners.
The title is a Cameo cut from thin cardstock that I colored with a couple of layers of Distress ink.
The Darice flowers (also from the kit) blended perfectly with the image and paper. I started filling in the gaps with small blooms from my stash.

 I cut a Creative Embellishments chippie (a gift from my good friend Maggi Harding) into four pieces, inked them with Distress ink and misted with a bit of Color Bloom and adhered them on the sides of my cluster.

I finished it all with scattering a few shells around the flowers.


Maja Design – Joyous Winterdays Collection – Ephemera #JOY-948
Carta Bella – Summer Splash Collection – Flamingo Fun #CBSPL83004
Darice – Sweetwater Roses – Mint #30062031
Wild Orchid Crafts – Sweetheart Blossom Flowers
Open Roses
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink Pad – Picked Raspberries #131275
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink Pad – Hickory Smoke #129691
Prima – Color Bloom Spray Mist – Cotton Candy #573737
Silhouette Cameo – Cotton Candy Font
Kreaxions – Circle Cutter

As always, I want to thank you for peeking into my blog; your visits mean a lot to me.

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