Just Sweet

Friday, April 20, 2012

This is one of my favorite photos of my little guy.  In all the photos I have of him, I think this is the sweetest look on his face.  I had a terrible time deciding how I wanted this LO to look.  A sweet photo, with bright colors, and of course, a 4 foot tall Mickey Mouse front and center.  After much help from my peeps at Club CK, I began working on it.  I stopped and started all week, making sure I liked what I was doing.  Can you say over thinking?  After the March/April Issue Challenge was posted on Wed, I knew which direction I was taking the embellishments.

For some reason, I really wanted a stitched circle on the page, so I started there.  I used my Bazzill in Stitchz circle template.  When I laid it down, I liked the size of the square of the template, so I used Queen & Co red trendy tape to make the square.  Then I added the SMASH book black/white wash tape in the two corners, trying to work the focus to the photo.  Sitting on my desk was the AC word strip.  It was perfect.  I needed to add some yellow, so I got our my Sew Easy and sewed the yellow circle chains to the top an bottom as well.  I used some Tattered Angels pearl mist, which can be seen much better in person.  It added a little shimmer to the dark black. Souffle pens? Yes please.  I doodled around the outside of the red frame, and journaled with a white one.  My favorite white pen.  I took 3 little heart chipboard pieces, inked them the same color as his shirt,  and added some Stickles. I probably could have done with out the punched edges, but it does keep my eye moving around the page. A collaborative effort.  Thanks for the help!


  1. I absolutely love the way your Lo turned out!!!! The focus is where it should be............that fabulous photo!

  2. Your LO turned out great! I wish there was some way for the TA to show up on the computer. I like the idea of the washi tape & your doodling.