I've actually been getting some scrappy time lately, so just for kicks I thought I'd pop over and play in a little Scrapdragons challenge. This week's challenge was to scraplift one of the previous DT layouts. So I chose this one by Jennifer from challenge 17:
And this is what I came up with after lifting her layout:
When I saw her layout I thought of this picture, because it has a 12 inch width and I knew it would span across a page. So I went digging through my paper stash and grabbed this polka dot sheet and washed it with some gold ink to give it the same color washed l ook as Jennifer's page. From there I wanted to make scallops across the top of the page like she had done, but decided I really wanted to use gold ribbon, so I punched holes and threaded the ribbon through to make ruffly bunches instead. It looks a lot better in person than in this picture. Just trust me on that! I cut out flower stems from gold paper and hand stitched details on them, then added the flowers with button centers and ran the lace across the bottom of the photo. I love this lace! I'm almost to the end of it and I'll be so sad when it's gone! But I keep using it because it's beautiful!
The title I cut with my Cricut and Jasmine cartridge, and then I felt like the bottom of the page was a little naked, so I machine stitched some swirls, then inked them and added glitter glue to make them sparkle. Then I decided to add a smidgen of journaling, using a bracketed piece of chipboard reminiscent of the journaling label Jennifer used in her layout. Once I had the journaling I added some Prima crystal swirls and a couple flowers with button centers and voila! it's done! Here's a closeup of the journaling grouping:
I have to say... I'm really enjoying getting the time to play again! I've missed it terribly so.