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Monday, February 22, 2016

A Wonderful Moment

Hi everyone!

I'm hosting a challenge over at Swirlydoos this month.... it's all about love... SELF love!

All month I have been asking everyone to concentrate on things that make THEM happy... and for my challenge I am asking you to follow through on that and make anything you desire, a layout, a card, an altered item, a journal page, a canvas... if you can dream it.... it can be in this challenge.... it just needs to make you happy!

The layout I have done for my challenge definitely makes me happy, and has been inspired by several other challenges.  My son was married this summer to a very lovely young lady, and the photographer caught us in a happy moment....

which was perfect for the challenge over at the MoreThanWordsChallenge Blog where the inspiration was the word "Wonderful" and the creative challenge was to add "Sparkle".  I will show some close ups below where you can see the sparkle I added...so much fun because I'm a "sparkle" and "bling" loving girl!!

To get started on my layout, I used Blue Fern's February sketch.. and a couple pieces of beautiful Blue Fern chipboard to anchor everything.

I painted the Chelsea frame with Jacquard Lumiere Turquoise Dimensional Metallic Paint, and added bits of silver glitter paint here and there.

The second piece of chipboard is called Blooming Foliage - so pretty.  I painted it the same as the frame and you can see it peeking out from underneath this floral cluster above.

My colour scheme came from Cindy Brown's monthly challenge at Swirlydoos...

another thing that made me happy.... because I LOVE pink!!

I'm wondering if anyone recognizes the paper I used for this layout?  It is the beautiful Christmas line by Kaisercraft called Silver Bells.  It was in the December Swirlydoos kit "All that Glitters".  To change it into a piece I could use for a wedding layout, I stenciled and painted over the background.  The stencil I used was this one by Prima called "Floral Rose".

I used Raspberry Ayeeda paint for the background and watered it down here and there; then I went over the stenciled areas with a dry brush and gesso.

This paper line included a piece that was full of roses, so I did a lot of fussy cutting to layer the flowers here and there.  

You can see they are tucked underneath the frame above by the carriage, and below I created a corner cluster with them.

The white lacy leaves were made using a die from JustRite called Open Leaf Vines.

I hope you will join me over at Swirlydoos for my challenge.  There is still a week left to create something, and the lucky winner will receive a small RAK with some pretty pieces of the the new Prima line "Tales of You and Me" tucked in.

Thanks for stopping by today!!


  1. Sooooo BEAUTIFUL Linda, love your attention to detail. You have totally rocked our challenge. Thanks so much for playing along with us at More Than Words.

  2. Oh Linda.... Your layout is EXQUISITE! Thank you for joining our Challenge over @ More Than Words this month... x

  3. Linda, your layout is such a wonderful keepsake! Thank you for joining us at Blue Fern Studios for our sketch challenge this month.

  4. I love this! What a 'wonderful' photo too. Thanks for playing along with us at More Than Words!

  5. Your layout is surely wonderful, tender and sparkly !! Beautiful moment on your photo too !!Thank you for joining us over at More then Words !!

  6. So sweet and beautiful! Thank you for playing with us @ More than Words!

  7. Such beautiful! Wonderful layout! Thank you for playing with us! MTW

  8. Such a wonderful layout to document a happy moment in your life! Thank you for playing along with us at More Than Words!

  9. Beautiful layout!! Love the diecuts and all the glitter! Such an awesome moment captured beautifully!! All the best from More Than Words! :)

  10. Sooo Beautiful and Heartfelt!