Friday, November 12, 2010

So Serious

Hi all, I wanted to share a LO I made, using another of my baby pics. Sometimes it's fun to depart a little from all the kid LO's and do one about me. Although I guess it's still a kid LO. Well, in any case, this one is about me as a baby, and it's using the Echo Park "A Walk in the Park" line...can you believe I am almost done with my whole pack of it?! It's definitely a record for me! I'm kind of feeling like I need to save the last couple sheets since I like it so much, just in case (LOL....yes, this IS how I've built up my considerable pp stash).

Sorry about the 3 images of the entire LO - I was trying to get different lighting and now I can't decide which one came out best. It's between 1 and 2, I think. Let me know which one you prefer! LO 1 was done outside in the sunglight, #2 was inside (the way I always have been photographing all my stuff), and #3 was outisde but out of direct light.

I used a lot of fun stuff here, as you can see. I used gesso for the white paint splatter. I handstitched the circle with canvas/burlap underneath it. I then used my Sizzix Tim Holtz Tattered Flowers cutting die to make the flowers out of pp and out of the burlap. So lots of hand stitching everywhere.

I also made the buttons myself (except the 2 small blue ones - those are GCD studios). It's really easy to make them! I used my Sizzix Bigz circle die. I cut out chipboard pieces about the size of the buttons I wanted and then used glue to cover them with the Echo Park pp. Then I ran them through the machine and got the circle shapes. I used another button as a remplate of where I wanted the holes for the bigger buttons, and then used my Crop A Dile to punch holes there. For the small buttons, I used a "button hole" punch I have, which just makes two small holes next to each other. And viola - easy buttons!

So even though this LO looks like it has a whole lot of stuff on it (and it does), it was really cheap and economical, since I was mostly just using the pp and some chipboard and canvas and floss to make everything myself.

Thanks for stopping by!! And if you have a moment, remember to leave a comment and let me know which lighting you prefer - LO #1, #2, or #3. That will be helpful to me in the future when taking pics of my stuff. Thanks!!


  1. What a GREAT LO,love the photo,the painting,fabric circle,well EVERYTHING!!!!
    I love the first photo!

  2. I like #2. Direct sunlight causes such a harsh and unnatural look to the colors and embellishments of the layout. I think the third one has potential if you edit it in Photoshop. Super easy to do a quick edit.. that's what I do anyway. LOVE the layout!!!! I dug up a baby photo of myself too. Can't wait to post it... but it will be a month still.. ha!

  3. oh,oh so sweet and beautiful!!!!
    What a sweety!!;)
    Have a nice weekend!!

  4. i love the burlap on this - so pretty :D

    i like #2

  5. If you love the paper, just USE it! There will always be more pretty paper...

    Love the effect of the canvas mixed in with this!

  6. LOVE the buttons! beautiful work as always.
    I prefer lighting #2


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