Friday, February 22, 2013

Small Joys

It feels great to get another layout done!  Ever so slowly (baby steps) my life is falling back into place.  I even spent a little time last night playing catch up on visiting everyone's blogs.  Not quite caught up, but getting there.  I wanted to share a layout with you today that I created for Berry71Bleu's February WhiteSpace Challenge along with LESSology's Challenge #22 How Charming.
The whitespace challenge was a hard one for me.  I normally don't leave any surface untouched, but I have to say between the gorgeous 7 Dots Studio papers, the Berry71Bleu handmade tag and a few special touches here and there I was quite pleased with the final result.

If you're wondering who the baby is and if you guessed me, then you're correct!  I cut out the center of a doily, misted it, then stamped it, inked the edges and crumple it and place it around my photo.

Dug into my stash for the LESSology challenge and found some charms:

 I took some small Prima flowers, you know the tiny ones in lots of colors in the tall jar 
( I know we all have them !☺) and strung them onto some thread:
 Some random stamping, beads and modeling paste:
and the finishing touch, a beautiful Berry71Bleu tag:

Hope you have some free time to create a project for Berry71Bleu's WhiteSpace Challenge.  There's lots of great prizes to be won!  You can check out all of the details here!

Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie

13 comments:

Ali said...

Stunning Debbie!! That background paper with all the texture is amazing. Lovely to hear from you, glad to hear that life is settling down :0)

Cathi ONeill said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Love all your details. Hello from one of the newbie Frosted Designs DT here in Ireland!!

I was born in Silver Spring Maryland though and grew up in College Park!! What part of Maryland are you from?

Lizzy Hill said...

You've done the white space sooo well for someone who doesn't usually have any! And I'm really loving that tag & the texture on the right...great idea with the flowers, too:):))

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwwww! This is GORGEOUS!! I love love love that photo, the colors, the flowers and loving the charms!! Thanks for playing along with LESSology Debbie!!! xoxo :)

Angi said...

Wow...stunning creation. I love all of the metal embellishments!

yyam said...

Oh wow. Lots of eye candy here. Loving the use of white space and all the pretty charms. :)

And how cute is that baby! *winks*

Denise said...

Oh my Debbie..this is stunning!!! I love the details you always put into your LO's!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

You rocked this one! Spectacular photo, design and details, thanks for sharing it with us at LESSology!

Sandi Cl~ said...

Oh my! So much goodness going on her, Miss Debbie! I've sure missed you .. have not been blogging all that much of late ... too much going on! Love this creative spurt of yours! So much good eye candy! Hugs!

April said...

Debbie this is absolutely stunning!!!!

Audrey Frelx said...

Gorgeous!!!

Linda said...

Really a wonderful page and a sweet picture of you. Thanks for joining us at LESSology with your wonderful creations.

Cathy Lane said...

Hi Debbie!! Such a gorgeous layout with beautiful detail and colours :) Love it!:)