Monday, November 2, 2009

Sunshine and a Smile



Beachwalking is my favorite activity at Hilton Head each year. Though I don't always appreciate it when I have to get up so early to see the sunrise - that is until my feet hit the soft sand and my husband smiles at me. I love this photo of Lenny so it needed a special layout.

The background is a slightly varied design in blue from the Periphery collection of Basic Gray. "Sunrise," "a," and the journaling were printed in the background paper. Then I used the Medallion background stamp from Stampin' Up! for the two circles of color behind the photos. I stamped in Versamark and used Stampin' Pastels to add some subtle color like the sunrise.

Using the SCAL software and my Cricut, I cut "Smile" and the "&." It was my first time cutting vellum so I had to play with the settings a little to get a good cut.

It is usually at this point that I overdo my layouts. I get them done but feel they need just one more thing to fill a blank spot. Fortunately, I added a very subtle final element by using the Medallion stamp and some Whisper White craft ink to stamp the same image several times in the lower right corner. It was just enough.
Now if I could just get up before sunrise tomorrow morning and go walking on the beach.
Ingredients: Stamps: Medallion by SU!
Ink: Whisper White, Stampin' Pastels in Lovely Lilac, Regal Rose and Apricot Appeal
Paper: Periphery collection by Basic Grey, Vellum and gray from unknown sources
Fonts: Times New Roman; Aubrey, Angelina and Prophecy Script from Dafont.com

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