Friday, 23 February 2018

Pretty in Pink

I'm moving away from my cruise album now, in order to take on a few challenges that don't fit to it. This page was entirely inspired by one of the stash-busting challenges from Lottie Loves Paper this month. Prompt 6 was to use cameras or hearts, and this immediately brought to mind an 8x8 camera print transparency that I have and love, but want on a page rather than in my stash. 

The transparency is mostly pink, so I looked for a photo of my daughter to go with it and turned up a baby photo that matched really well. At this point, Sketch-n-Scrap published their mid-month sketch which has a large square and a portrait photo, perfect for my transparency and the photo I'd found.

I wanted a few papers behind my photo and chose some from a 6x6 pad to layer up. There's a bit of black in those papers so I then rummaged through my embellishments (which I store by colour) for pink, aqua and black pieces, finding an acetate heart to take the place of the flowers in the sketch and enough other pieces for three clusters around the photo.

Babies and hearts also fit the criteria for one of the options from the "This Month in History" challenge at Grand Diva's Creative Corner where Brenda is celebrating the birth of Abraham Lincoln in February 1809.

I'd planned to use a plain white background for my page so that the transparency would be 'legible' but I found that it was too stark and switched it out for a pink ombre instead. I don't scrap with pink very often and I'm happy to have this pretty paper in my album now too.

Paper - Pink Paislee/Paige Evans, We R Memory Keepers Love Notes, My Mind's Eye 
Transparency - Pretty Little Studio, Freckled Fawn
Letters - Jillibean Soup, KaiserCraft
Tag - My Mind's Eye
Labels - Pretty Little Sticker
Stickers - Pebbles, My Mind's Eye
Enamel Shapes - Freckled Fawn, Stampin' Up!
Flowers & Frames - from Stash
Ink - Hobbycraft
Mist - Mister Huey's

Big Shot & Spellbinders Circles Die


  1. This is so beautiful!! I love it, so glad you could use up some stash! Thanks for joining us at Sketch N Scrap!

  2. The paper and the embellishment are wonderful! Thank you for entering your creation at Sketch N Scrap.
    Sharon Fontenot -

  3. This is adorable! Everything came together perfectly for this layout. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Sketch N Scrap!

  4. Awwww such an adorable pictures :)Super cute layout. Thanks for joining us at Sketch N Scrap.