And this is my take on it. I badly wanted to dig into Basic Grey's Marjolaine line as it has nice calming tones of blue and strong greens, very suitable for layouts for boys, and I tend to have more pinks and peaches in my stash. The greens in this line were quite dark and strong but I realised that they were a match with the greenery of the photos we took in Australia during our Ocean Road trip, so I scrapped another pic of Asher from our Aussie trip again! I suspect there are a lot more of our vacation pics related layout to be coming.Lol.
Basic Grey produces the prettiest lace cardstock all the time! I just had to cut into mine and use part of it to matt the photo on. To keep the green a little 'toned down', I stuck the cardstock over it so that it doesn't overwhelm the whole layout. As for the circle, I cut it out from another paper and adhered white lace to the border to give it some dimension before I attached the photo and embellishments. I added stickles to the petals of the flowers to 'brighten' the look a little too, and of course a few crystals for a little 'bling'!
A close-up. My usual style of layering the embellishments...Aida said in my DT post that I have a layered style but honestly, I do not know my style also??? If anyone is reading, can you please leave a comment and tell me what my style is? I think I am shabby chic but I like layers and sometimes I go for clean lines too cos' I am a neat freak and I dun like messes.
And a side profile of the layout where you can see the 'layering' better.
And a very very very happy birthday to my favourite LSS, Made With Love! They are 7 this year. May there be many more good years to come! The store is having some fantastic offers in celebration of their 7th birthday, so do head down for a look. (Psst, I have been down almost every week since February.)
Thanks for being with me and have a good weekend!