Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Nap Time

My August kit from Swirlydoos arrived yesterday but I will not break into it until I have finished my June and July kit. There are just so many pretty items, which I want to use and not hoard. 

 On this layout, I used a quite a few techniques, which I would love to share.  
This is my sweet DS (7 months) deep asleep in my arms after a long day at the lake. He loved being in the (pretty cold) water and then he was so exhausted. The scenery was so serene - the waves of the lake, the wind blowing and DS asleep in my arms. 

The journaling is hidden behind this tag. It was a very "clean and simple" tag from Jillybeen Soup". I distressed the edges, toned down the bright white basis with "antique linen", stamped on it and inked the edges to match the style of the layout. 

Here, you can see the journaling. I love "interactive layouts" where you can lift up items, pull strings etc

Here, I cut up the swirl, colored it with copic markers to match the papers. To save money, I only ever buy white swirls anymore and color it accodring to my needs. I learned this trick from Conny. Thanks!!!
For the title, I took the bare wooden letters and covered it with gesso. Then I sprayed it with glimmer mists but when it dried, I put all the letters at an incline so the color would NOT spread out evenly. This way I got this neat effect. I then inked the edges to make it stand out a bit more.
The leafs were pretty plain when I got them so I took some Pebbles chalk to darken the edges and add a line in the middle. I added a blue ribbon to the lace and attached it with Kaisercraft brads. To make sure the lace stays in place, I put some scoretape underneath. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!
All the best, 


  1. What a lovely layout - it really is peaceful...

  2. this is lovely, love the little hidden photo. great design and colors. love the way you accented the leaves.

  3. Hi Elisabeth, Thanks so much for the visit to my blog. In answer to you question regarding the Cameo...I couldn't live without mine! I use it on almost every layout and most of my cards! The very best thing about the Cameo...if I want a particular "image", I can go to the Silhouette store and purchase just that ONE image (usually 99¢, but sometimes on sale for 75¢) I can cut most all fonts that I already have on my computer, and by cutting several of each letter, I can "stack" them and have a "chipboard" type of letter. Oh, the uses for the Cameo are never ending!! LOVE my Cameo!

  4. I meant to say...LOVE your beautiful layout! I especially love the hidden journaling. I do that quite often on my layouts too!