24 September 2008

1 Month Old

Here is a layout I made for Charlotte's 1st Year album (I have 2 albums for her, one I am scrapbooking a photo from every month and the other I use for the random layouts). This photo was one that was actually taken on her 1mth birthday, so I had to use it. If I remember correctly, this photo was taken when she fell asleep during 'Tummy Time' and it was a really hot day and there wasn't an air conditioner vent in her bedroom so I didn't have the heart to move her (That and she didn't sleep much during the day those first few weeks so I didn't want to push my luck hehe). This was pretty much when she started sleeping on her tummy, although we didn't put her on her tummy to sleep due to all the SIDS risks, but as soon as she learnt to roll over this was (and still is) her preferred sleeping position.
I have used a sketch from A Scrap Addicts Sketches as my base for this layout, with my newly discovered colour combo of Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant & Lavender Lace, and I have embossed the "It's Beautiful" wheel with Clear EDP down the left hand side, and added some Eastern Elegance rubons & Flowers from the pretties kit (You can't tell from the picture but I have coloured all but the bottom flower with my Aquapainter and Inkpads). I have also used some Styled Silver Hodge Podge to frame the "You make my life a beautiful thing" sentiment in the bottom corner.
I scalloped the Lavender Lace strip using my Corner Rounder Punch with the guard removed (We got to use the soon to be released Scallop Edge Punch at Regionals and can I just say that it has ruined me for using all other methods of getting a scalloped border! It was so easy -and mess free - that it was almost painful to have to do it the 'old fashioned' way)

ETA: I have now added some journalling printed on vellum to the right hand side to tell the little story about why she was asleep like that.

Stamps: A Beautiful Thing, It's Beautiful Wheel, Linen Background, Short Order Alphabet
Ink: Versamark, Old Olive, Lavender Lace & Elegant Eggplant (for colouring the flowers)
Cardstock: Lavender Lace, Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant
Accessories: Pretties Kit, Styled Silver Hodgepodge, Eastern Elegance Rubons, On Board Chipboard, Clear EDP, Old Olive Grosgrain

Images © Stampin' Up!, Designs © Zarna Gould

1 comment:

Lisa Robb said...

Wow Zarna, this is fantastic....I LOVE IT! I love how you have used the rub-ons and the pretties kit flowers. The colours are fabulous too!