Monday, April 8, 2013

First School Dance

Doesn't he look handsome all ready for his first school dance?  Jaime, who was a chaperon for the Valentine's dance, said none of the kids in Dillon's class really danced.  I guess you wouldn't expect them to at that age.  Still you have to start this growing up somewhere.  It won't be long before he has real dates and proms.  I'm sure she's not ready to think about all that.

For the page, I used ideas from a Two Peas video in their free series 213 in 2013. Each week there is a video with about 5 ideas of things you can do to spice up your scrapbooking.   The video I watched was from Core Jones.  She did a page where she created a sunburst and embossed each section with different colors of embossing powder - all bright colors.  I loved the idea of using a lot of different stamps randomly.

In my case, I created a heart design and used neutral colors.  I'll confess though that at first this seemed daunting.  I almost gave up after the first couple of stamps and embossings but kept going. It really started to get fun as I could see my heart taking shape.

After finishing the silver, pewter and white heart, I misted it with Heidi Swapp Color Shine in silver.  Then I masked that off and did the rest of the background with copper, gold and black embossing powders.  This was a wonderful chance to use a set of paisley stamps I've had forever and rarely used.

With so much in the background, I kept the photo, title and embellishment really simple.  The arrangement is very similar to my "Don't Worry" watercolor background page from a few days ago.

Thanks for stopping by!  I'll be back tomorrow with some cards and a video.


  1. Now that is one amazing background, Lisa! Wow! I love how you created the heart as the center of it all.

  2. This is a really wonderful idea for using seldom-used stamps. I'm hoping to do some scrapbooking soon, so this is a great idea for a versatile and completely unique background. Thanks for sharing.

  3. I just adore this layout! Such a nice background.

  4. Your layout is perfect.
    I thought that was pattern paper, how awesome that you designed it yourself!!!!

  5. Glad you didn't give up. What a fabulous background. I, too, was wondering what line that paper was so I could get some!


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