Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Baptism Layout

Good afternoon fellow scrappers!  It's a cloudy, cold mid afternoon & I've found some time to post this layout that I made for Authentique a few weeks ago.

For this page I'm showcasing the 'Glistening' line by Authentique.  'Glistening' is actually a Christmas themed collection--but I've used it to scrap a few of the photos taken at my son's Baptism which happened this past May.

My son was 6 months old when he was baptized.  These pictures were taken at the church after the baptismal ceremony was over.  I've been trying to scrap a few of these for quite some time & I thought that the papers from the 'Glistening' collection would do just the trick.  I didn't want to use the traditional white, off white, ivory/cream colors that go with Baptisms.  I was looking for soft hues with just a splash of color--this is where the wooden spool with the orange twine comes into play.

I've used a sketch from Page Drafts for the design of my layout.  This site is a life safer when in the middle of what I call 'scrappers block'!  Sometimes you need a sketch to get those creative juices flowing.  This site never fails me...
 The bright orange twine added that splash of color I was looking for & serves as a visual incentive allowing the eyes to 'flow' along the page.
 The background was stamped with a couple of splatter stamps.  I also randomly added a couple of flat back pearls & dots of Star Dust Stickles.

 This butterfly is a handmade embellishment & will soon be added to my Etsy shop.  You can find this butterfly & many others in my shop here.  Feel free to browse if interested!
 The coffee stain splatters are a combination of stamps from the Prickley Pear & Stampers Anonymous. 

 Mushroom birds seem to be a little of a guilty pleasure with me.  I love to have one randomly appear on my pages & tend to tuck them into my clusters on just about all my pages. 
This is actually a mini accordion journaling booklet that I created for my page.  As usual I had several thoughts & memories I wanted to capture about this special day & I needed a place to write down my lengthy story telling.  This booklet served it's purpose & added a unique embellishment to my page at the same time.  I've created a tutorial on how I create these mini journaling booklets.  If interested, you can find the tutorial here.

I also have an extra journaling booklet that is currently for sale in my new Etsy shop The Kraft Nook.  You can visit my shop here.

Thanks for stopping by & enjoy the rest of the week!


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