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February 8, 2015

Celebrating Friends

It's February and our theme this month at Anything But A Card Challenge is "Friendship". I decided this was the perfect opportunity to do a layout of my daughter.... my best friend in the world.
 I decided to use T!m Holt'z beautiful "Wallflower" vellum paper as the back drop. Applying white acrylic paint with my crackle stencil to the vellum added that bit of texture I wanted. I added my photo then dry brushed white acrylic paint around the photo and on the entire surface of the 12x12 layout. 
 I also created flowers using the vellum and Tattered Floral diecut. I then applied Versamark to the edges and added gold embossing powder. When heat setting the embossing powder the heat also curled the vellum petals beautifully. The pearls were colored with alcohol ink.  

The chipboard frame, flourish and hanging charm are all from Blue Fern and they were painted white then different shades of gold embossing powders were applied.
I am so blessed to have such a special relationship with my daughter. Wishing you a beautiful month and I hope you can spend time with special people in your life that you can call "Friends". Be sure to drop by Anything But A Card... link up your project to play along. xoxo Toni

5 comments:

Rupa S said...

This is beautiful beyond words, Toni. I know you had a lovely time with your daughter recently. Such a pretty girl Hugs.

Krisha said...

Stunning Toni! I mean that for the photo of you daughter and for the LO........although the photo definitely takes center stage.

heather said...

What a gorgeous layout (and subject!). Thanks for sharing all the little details of how you accomplished this look; I especially like the vellum flowers.

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Wonderful layout, your daughter is beautiful!

K Andrew Happy Lark Art Studio said...

Love it:::: Just joined your blog: looking forward to being bloggie friends::

Happy as a Lark,
K Andrew of Happy Lark Art Studio
www.happylarkartstudio.com
www.kandrewdesigns.blogspot.com

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