Sunday, August 8, 2010
**Swirlydoos August Kit - Shabby Ambition**
This is my DD at one of our recent camping trips. She was in the lake and have so much fun. I got my big lens on and was able to zoom right in and get this shot. She is soaking wet and covered in sand but it isn't keeping her from having a good time.
I used Creative Imaginations IOD, and 7 Gypsies paper. First I cut the darker 7 Gypsies into 3 pieces; two thinner ones (different thickness) to go vertically and the other to go horizontally. Then I cut another piece of IOD in a coordinating color and gave it a distressed scalloped edge. I fussy cut around the edges of my main background paper so that the other pieces could slide in behind it. Before I glued down the paper, I used a Tim Holtz stamp and black Archival Ink and stamped the wildflower bunches.
I used an SVG to cut the face frame. The frame is cut using two files. Click here and here to download the file I used. The frame is really supposed to be used with two different papers. I knew that I was going to have a lot going on with this page so I decided to use a tone-on-tone paper. I cut all of it out using gray card stock and then inked up the main the frame. I then added diamond Stickles to the all of the little pieces that you would normally throw away and glued them all into place. Lastly, I added white pearls on the ends of the flourishes.
I cut all of the leaves out using SVG files as well and inked those up. I distressed a book page from Glitz and added that behind my photo. The tag came with my kit as well and I inked that up and then added one of my favorite Tim Holtz stamps "the journey awakens the soul". I thought it was fitting when I looked at her face and hoped that this would be a fun and wonderful memory for her. The bigger flowers are all Prima and the little ones were in my kit as well. The rhinestone flourish came in a prior Swirlydoo kit.
Thanks for looking and I hope you enjoy the svg files!!