31 May 2015

White...with 1 ~ May Challenge: Raspberry Wine


Getting one final entry in for this month - it's been a very busy, crafty weekend!!!  I wanted to try to enter the White... with 1: May Challenge: Raspberry Wine blog challenge.  I love the concept behind the White... with 1 blog, and the Raspberry Wine would force another girly page out of me.
I love the series of photos taken of Kaitlyn when she was at Kinder.  I actually used one of those photos for the White... with 1: Hemlock challenge in March.  I recalled one of those photos had Kaitlyn wearing a smock that had this Raspberry colour in print on it, and I knew it was the picture I wanted to feature on this page.
Using White Bazzill Double Thick Smooth cardstock, I first decided to create a mist to spritz on the page.  I added a couple of drops of Melon Mambo ink to water, and then added some Illuminate reinker to make it opaque and pearlescent.  I then spritzed the page, allowing for some drips to run down the page.  Once that was dry, I also added some drops of the Melon Mambo ink directly from the reinker.  My next feature was to use the 'Hearts' stencil and sponge more of the Melon Mambo ink through the stencil onto the page randomly.  This created a lovely varied background, within the same colour shade, for my page.

To add a bit of extra dimension to the background, I stencilled some Whipped Spackle through the TCW Mini Butterfly Collage, focussing on the splotches and cup rings.

I had won some flowers by Green Tara in a blog challenge recently.  I used my Melon Mambo reinker to ink up the bottom layer of the white flowers, and to edge the petals on the top layer as well.

To add interest to the pink photo mat behind my photo, I used the offcut strip from my 12x12 white card base and added two strips behind the photo, at about the height of my daughter's face in the photo.  This has the effect of drawing the eye into that part of the photo.  With such a cute little face, why wouldn't you?!!

I made a bow with some ribbon, and then also put a length of ribbon through a ribbon-glider brad.  I had covered the brad with patterned washi tape first, and also put a strip of the same washi tape alongside the length of ribbon.

For a final touch, I randomly scattered some Kaisercraft Epoxy Dots, and then added my title "CREATE BEAUTIFUL THINGS" FROM THE Cosmo Cricket 'Tiny Text' stickers.

I've loved how this page came together this afternoon, and it's nice to have cause to create a girly page every once in a while!



  1. Very cute page Deb, your photo matches perfectly with your layout. Thanks for joining in with us at WW1.

  2. Such a pretty page Deb, loving the hearts on your background. Thanks for joining us at WW1 :)

  3. Lovin' all those hearts! Thank you for playing along with us at White with 1!

  4. oh pretty! Thank you for joining in at White with 1!

  5. Such a pretty page for a little cutie. Thanks for playing along at WW1

  6. You have worked the colour so well. Thanks so much for playing along at WW1 this month :) .. a very pretty page and such a cute subject matter too!


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