I liked the aqua and pink color scheme that was going into the page but I thought I needed to bring in another color to break it up a little. I found a yellow patterned paper in the stack and cut out three 2 " circles and randomly adhered it to the page. I think it adds a nice dimension of color and brightens the page just enough. I also used my inkpad around the edges before adhering. I used a coordinating aqua paper cut at 1 1/2" for the middle of the page. I used my Fiskars Heart Border punch to give a decorative edge to the top and bottom of the paper.
Since I didn't add photo mats to my previous page, I thought this page needed a few.
So I added two 3x4" photo mats to the top and bottom.
I cut the photo mats into a curly label design.
I don't own a cartridge or die cut for this shape, so I drew it freehand.
I adhered the yellow polka dotted paper to an aqua background paper and tried my best to draw a 1/4" border around it. I think it turned out alright.
To adhere the photo mats to the page, I used some foam tape for added dimension.
I knew I wanted to go with butterflies for embellishments for this page.but I don't own any butterfly stamps. Weird?! But I knew of someone who just received some pretty sweet Melissa and Doug stamps for Christmas. So with my five year old's permission, I used her large and small butterfly stamps on white cardstock using Rich Cocoa VersaColor ink and set to work watercoloring them to bring them to life.
I used coordinating colors to match the rest of the page and added some sparkle with my Copic Spica glitter pens. I only adhered the middle of the butterflies to the page. I folded the wings to give the apperance of them floating across the length of the page. I think it adds a nice effect.
I finished off the page with some doodling and stitching using my white gel pen.
And I opted for a stamped sentiment across the middle, "Big Hugs!", "hugs and kisses", and X"s and O's came from my CardzTV stamp set "Encouraging Thoughts".
And voila! my page is complete!!
I also made a coordinating 5x10" double sided tag.
I added some butterflies and stitching to both sides and a sheer blue ribbon to finish them off.
Phew! Hope you all enjoyed this project for today.
I still have two more pages to complete before 2014 gets here!
I'll end this post here for now so I can get back to work!
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday and Peace!! :)