Monday, July 4, 2011

monday...Happy 4th!

Good morning friend! I want to wish you all a happy 4th of July from Kissimmee, FL! I hope that you all have a wonderful day with your loved ones having a BBQ and watching the fireworks, or whatever it is that you do on the 4th.

Today I want to share with you a layout that I made:

I used the Sketchy Thursday Sketch 6.23 below for my design:

I had fun working on this one as I used pictures from 2008. I've had these pic for a while but really didn't have a clue on how to scrap them. I used a red/white/blue color palette but didn't use any of the 4th of July paper collections. Instead, I used Pink Paislee's Curriculum red paper for my background and made my own embellies. I also have to mention that I did not use any flowers or butterflies in this layout and I'm actually happy with the results!

I cut out a large star using my Pazzles Inspiration, misted it with Frost glimmer mist and then carefully machine stitched right inside it along the edges. I used it as a background die cut paper. For the title, i cut out a large number 4 out of a leftover polka dot blue MME paper and matted it on white. I then hand stitched the number to add some dimension. I made a pinwheel, a few die cut stars with coordinating glitter edges and added a few red buttons. I designed, printed and cut out my own journaling box (I mean, circle) and layered everything on top of the pictures.

I handmade a few of those die cut, glittery stars and added another one on the bottom right of the pictures to balance out the embellies on top. I added a handmade pearl bling firework on top for dimension.

These handmade pearl blings were so much fun to make! i cut out the basic pattern on acetate with my Pazzles and then added the 3D paint and let it dry. I also cut out small acetate stars and did the same thing to them. I arranged them throughout the layout.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! Have a happy and safe 4th of July!


  1. Hi there,
    Thanks for your lovely comment on my Blog Hop post.
    To come back at your question, actually it is both. First a layer of Gesso and on top some puffy paint.

    Have a lovely day!!!!

  2. I love this layout! The background star, the matted 4, the fireworks, the machine stitching, the cute! One of my favorites of yours!


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