I'm pretty sure I am going to regret this layout in the morning! I should have been asleep 2 hours ago! I didn't intend to do another layout tonight but as I sat here looking at some stuff and thinking about what I would scrap tomorrow, it just sorta happened!
I received my very first monthly kit from Swirlydoos and as you can see, its GORGEOUS! Its chock full of beautiful papers by Glitz from the Laced with Grace collection with some lovely K&Co papers mixed in. There is sooooo much in this kit that I will have MANY pretty layouts from it, this just being the first! The flowers are all from the kit and are a mix of Prima and the green ones came in a big bunch but not sure the brand. The only things that were NOT in the Swirlydoos kit was the bling flourishes, the foam glitter Thickers which I inked with Tea Dye Distress Ink and the velvet scallop trim atop the photos. Isn't it a lucious kit just based on this one layout? It even came with a whole package of Hambly stamps and while I am not a stamper, in fact, it terrifies me, I used the vintage book stamp TWICE on this page!! It really looks like it belongs there doesn't it? Don't tell me if it looks awful!!! I also used a Tim Holtz large flourish mask wth Burnt Red and Harvest Orange Glimmer Mist on the left side but once the page started to take on a life of its own, it sorta got covered up!
Hopefully the misting, inking and stamping is present enough to qualify this layout over at The Paper Variety where the challenge is "inking, painting, or misting". I also used a quote for my title that sums up exactly what I wish for my daughter! "Dream As If You Will Live Forever, Live Like You Will Die Tomorrow" which means I can enter this page at Bird Is The Word for the FOREVER challenge.
I used a sketch by another one of my new favorite sketch sites, Let's Capture These Sketches. I distressed the tan K&Co paper for the May Technique Challenge at A Cherry On Top.
Its been a while since I did a frilly, flowery page and I missed it! Now I must drag my butt to bed!