I have to start this post with a confession: I love my Hipstamatic photo app. When I printed this photograph, I knew that I wanted to use some of the pink colors from the Uncommon line that Authentique sent, to showcase my little munchkin off.
I started by using the back of the Gifted paper from the Uncommon line. I really liked how the text, and simplicity allowed for more color in the embellishments. Rather than using a bold mist, or a liberal swipe of acrylic paint, I made a simple solution of white acrylic and water. Instead of spraying, I just splattered some on for interest.
I really enjoyed how the Uncommon papers worked against the Journey stickers and Splendid die cuts. I used some of the buttons, brads, and a metal flower that I had in my stash.
I also stitched a contrasting color of twine on one of the die cuts. I haven't really quite decided if I really want to add any journaling onto the tabs. So far... I've decided against it.
On one of the die cuts, I used a little bit of Glossy Accents to make the sentiment stand out.
Rather than keep the title straight, I used a piece of circle paper to position the letters in the right spot. I also reflected the circle in the metal flower and the curves in the stitching.
*****I also created a card with some of my scraps. This one is for a lovely scrappy friend who just had her fourth baby, a little girl!!
I hope you enjoy! ~Heather
Layout Supplies:AUTHENTIQUE patterned papers: Uncommon Gifted (back), Uncommon Foundations (back)
AUTHENTIQUE die cuts: Uncommon Icons, Splendid Icons, Splendid Tabloids, Journey Classic Type
Other Supplies: Basic Grey buttons, Twinery twine-Lilac, American Crafts brads, Sassafras Lass Vintage Brooch, Glossy Accents, homemade white acrylic spray
AUTHENTIQUE patterned papers: Blissful 6x6
AUTHENTIQUE die cuts: Blissful Icons and Excerpts
Other Supplies: American Craft buttons, Hero Arts stamp, Twinery twine