Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Snuggle Layout

Here's the last of the layouts I made for the Two Peas in a Bucket CHA Challenges (I managed to enter four of them). This one uses a lot of the Crate Paper Fourteen Valentines-themed collection, which I got hold of recently, and am in love with! The Two Peas challenge was to use 6 of an item, so I used 6 Crate Paper phrase stickers and 6 Papermania Shimmer Dome hearts.

Snuggle:


The photo is of my son on his first trip to the beach, when he was just a few weeks old, and he spent the whole time asleep on a blanket! 

I liked the bold chevron-style paper, as it looks like a big arrow pointing down at my baby. But I softened the look a little by sprinkling some grey and gold mists, and adding a few drops of Gold Liquid Pearls.

The picture melts my heart each time I look at it, because he was tiny then, so I added lots of love-hearts on my page. The larger ones are cut from a piece of Fourteen paper, and stitched a few times through the middle, with a couple of label stickers on top... it looks a bit like a sandcastle flag:


The photo is layered on some white linen. I pulled some threads off to make it fray, to echo the edges of the blanket:


I need more tags with a ledger pattern - it's so much easier to write on lines:


Do you have and Valentines themed supplies? In the UK we don't do a whole big 'thing' for Valentines, so I won't be making tons of cards or decorations. But I think I'll be able to use the Fourteen collection on other projects too - there's still lots more hearts I can cut from that sheet of paper! x

28 comments:

K said...

Beautiful layout, really like the sewing on the hearts.

Jane said...

what a gorgeous photo and love the row of hearts, how I long for the warm weather!

humel said...

How lovely - I've just been admiring this background paper on another layout elsewhere, love how you've used it too! :)

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Beautiful page! I love the stacked hearts and multiple stitching.

Lesley G said...

Such a gorgeous layout :)

Fay aka Beautifullily said...

Really lovely, all the hearts are fab, such a cure photo.

Fleursbydesign said...

Great layout, love the hearts and misting :)

Louise said...

I remember going on holiday when when of mine was 5 weeks old. He slept everytime we went to the beach! Loving those hearts x

Maria Ontiveros said...

Oh man, I love those three hearts together! Yes, I have tons of valentines' supplies (I'm a sucker for them) and then often fail to use them.
Rinda

Mel said...

I like the turquoise and red together and all the cute little hearts!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

this is just so awesome! i totally love all the colors!! great job

LauraB whosthischick said...

Wonderful photos and story. Like how you stitched the hearts

Ali said...

This is beautiful. Fabulous colours and the stitched hearts look smashing as does the frayed 'blanket' :0) I didn't even bother looking at any of the Valentine lines but this has really caught my eye!!

Sarah said...

Aww, the pic is just the cutest!! Love the stitching through the hearts and the liquid pearls and mist is very effective. I love that this years Valentines collections are more versatile ... normally I wouldn't bother with them but this year a lot of the collections are great as they can be used for a lot more than just love/valentine projects! xx

akilli melek said...

just wanted to pop in and say hello. Not done much blogging in a while but getting back into it.
love the snuggle page
caroline

mk said...

Love that chevron background and how you have it pointing to your pic. What a sweet baby!

Patricia said...

Such a great layout Jennifer! I love all the hearts!

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Oh my, this is so sweet!
I love the little sequin hearts and how you used the mist to make the chevron pattern softer.
Lovely!

Tracy said...

Awww what a cutie your beach baby is :)
Fun layout and I like how everything you did had a meaning..like the linens to mimic the blanket.

Sandra said...

It's just gorgeous. So many fabulous textures and interest on this page.but that's not the only thing that's gorgeous, so is that little sweetheart. I will say, I'm thinking I need those papers lol

Danielle said...

Awwww that is sooo cute, adorable photo and fantastic layout!

dogmatix said...

Great LO. Love the colours.
And congrats....just spotted your Progress LO in the inspired section on the 2peas blog hop post :-D

Sandie said...

I like how you positioned the photo at the bottom centre - not something I would think of but it looks effective. I like the idea of using a certain number of items too. I'm always looking for a challenge, it keeps me focused and inspired!

Sue Althouse said...

I'm loving this collection, too. What an adorable photo and a fantastic page! Great background and wonderful details.

S said...

What a great use of those Valentine-type products. Adorable page.

Cam Fairbanks said...

great idea using fabric for a photo mat! and i liked the fraying too :)

One Scrap Happy Momma said...

Such an adorable layout. I love those little stitched hearts!

Margrethe said...

I really like the way you've sewn on the hearts!

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