I'm also entering this in a challenge! Yeah for me! I haven't done that for a while. I'm entering this layout in Gloria Stengel's Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge #4 - Show Some Sparkle, Glitz or Glam! To the left is the inspiration collage and to the right is the Challenge Blog Badge.
So here we go!
I've converted the photo I'm using to B&W and using some of Graphic 45's Sweet Sentiments papers, and chipboard pieces. I seldom use bling so with this challenge, this is one of those times. I used an older pearl & bling flourish from Prima and cut it up a little.
Just FYI, there are three items on this layout from the 8 x 8 pad - the small cut-a-part over my Mom with the roses in the boat, the little boy with the blue bunch of flowers under my Dad, as well as the sentiment strip. Everything else is from the 12 x 12 pad or chipboard tags.
You know I always like to show my work from all angles for you; then I'll show you some close-ups.
Detail close-ups -
In the photo above, you can see that I painted the filigree metal from ButterBee Scraps and placed it behind the chipboard tag with the hearts on it. The heart chipboard tag is covered with Glossy Accents. I thought this would help add to the "bling" factor.
With the photo above, you see the "glitz" in form of bling and pearl flourishes with the arrangement of fussy cut flowers. And in the photo below, the detail of the stitching around the Martha Stewart "Cherished" border punch.
Let me know if you'd like to make this layout for yourself, because I took photos in the step by step making of this layout because I had something in mind for them, but things have changed.
Thank you so much for stopping by to check out my challenge entry!
Happy papercrafting everyone!
Added April 2, 2014
With so many wonderful projects entered for this challenge, I was pleasantly surprised to find that I had won challenge #4 with both this LO entry and my card entry "Easter Card #3". Wow! Thank you Gloria and CHA DT!