Hello all! Birds of a Feather had a crop this weekend (you have til Wednesday to upload your layouts). One of the challenges was to use a photo that was 5x7 or larger! I have had this photo taken at my brother-in-law and sister-in-law's wedding last summer for a while. I was having a hard time getting started on it. While at the Horse Races a few weekends back I saw a full page ad in their pamphlet that really jumped out at me so I tore it out and put it in my purse! :-)
This is what I ended up with:I wish the photo was netter, I may try to retake it after I get the correct butterflies. I spent A TON of time cutting the papers just right and stitching everything! I'm not sure I'd do it again. haha! Part way through stitching around the circle Peyton came up and pushed a button on the sewing machine! :-0 I'm not sure what he did...but he changed my stitch! It adds character right? I was bummed when I got done with the stitching and realized I had forgot to ink each piece of patterned paper.
I made some satin flowers to go with the layout. They seemed to go well with the papers.
Lots and lots of stitching!
I used Cosmo Cricket Tiny Types and American Crafts Thickers for the title. The lace is layered on a piece of brown ribbon. I wanted something in the upper right corner of the photo and by the title to create a triangle (ya know...rule of 3 and triangle rule in design). I had this cute little brown butterfly that seemed to fit. But wished it was pink. I then remembered I had bought Maddy hair clips with butterflies on them. I searched and found a clip under the recliner. ;-) It was bent up and not overly pretty, but it would work for the picture til I could order some more butterflies! I hope to be able to order a itty bitty pink one and one similar to the size I have by the title. I might even order a couple extra in case one would look good by my satin flowers! Most of the papers are Basic Grey. There are a few pieces that I pulled from my stash and can't remember their brands.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Make sure and stop back by Friday to see my mini album and play along in the blog hop I'm participating in!