Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Be(You)tiful Baby

I love the time between Spring and Summer. In the Pacific Northwest, we finally have some sunny weather, perfect for going to the park and swinging. In this instance, it's Miss Ro's second time ever on a swing. She's just the funniest little thing.
I wanted to play off of the playful nature of the photos, so included a lot of the Be(You)tiful patterns and colors. I especially love the coral color that is scattered throughout the patterns.
I wanted to make the color a focal point for this layout, so went searching for the perfect embellishment. I didn't have anything, but my lovely friend Misty Buck has a great video on creating your own enamel-style dots. I snagged a bottle of matching nail polish and went to work. I didn't have any of the plastic beads that she has, but did have some Want2Scrap pearls.
Misty's technique is much cleaner than mine (I get a little messy when I create). Once they were dry, I used them on my layout. 
I then continued to find pieces within the line that were also coral toned and used them throughout the layout as well. 
And for a happy coincidence, I used silvery cardstock for the title which matches the slight sparkle in the Details stickers. Added a couple of the fun Statements cardstock die cut paper accents, and done!
 All put together, the coral tones in the Be(You)tiful Collection just pop.
Just in case you wanted to make your own, I simplified the layout into a sketch.
Products Used-
Authentique Paper- Be(You)tiful Collection: Expressed, Persevere, Majestic, Abundant, Integrate, Details stickers, Statements die cuts
Other Products Used- Silhouette Cameo, Core'dinations Gemstones Pearlescents Assorted Pack, Want2Scrap Teardrop Pearls, nail polish, washi tape






6 comments:

  1. What an adorable baby face ! How creative to use the nail polish on the pearls. I'll have to remember that one.

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  2. Loved your layout and tips on recoloring. Who would have thought of nail polish?

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  3. Fun layout and I love how you made the enamel dots. Very clever and a great way to use embellishments you might not use for awhile. So cute. Thanks for the sketch

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  4. I like your muted colors. Enjoy your gorgeous weather and surroundings.

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  5. Love your coral painted pearls! What a cool idea! The coral does pop all over the page! What a sweet baby! :)

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