Skip to main content

Keep Looking Up

Hello! It’s Friday evening, and I’m starting to wind down for the night. But, I wanted to share a layout that I made today with all of you.

IMG_0088

I had taken this picture of Nix over the Summer. I just love it. He’s so thoughtful and handsome in it. His hair is long and fabulously messy, his little lips look like those of a cherub’s.

I don’t even remember what he was looking at. He’s in our backyard looking at a plane perhaps. Maybe a bird… Or maybe he’s just pondering the wonders of the universe.

IMG_0089

I actually printed out the title and little poem I wrote. I haven’t done that in ages. I have some really incredible fonts, but by the time I pick one out, then pick a color, then get the paper in and size it all right… it’s like next year! But this time I was lucky. I found a font that was perfect really quickly, and the blue was actually a stock color!

I added the stud swirls (from Prima) to give the page even more movement then what the fantastic butterflies are already doing. The background paper is from K & Co. the Mariposa stack. It’s just gorgeous right?

IMG_0090

I added some Glitz Stickles to the butterflies. They needed a little shine. The little poem I wrote says:

Always look to the sky.

Always reach for the stars.

Always know that you can travel

As far as your imagination will let you.

I used a corner punch from Ek, and pop dotted the picture. I think it’s a pretty beautiful page. The paper and the picture are enough on their own… I just added a couple of little things to finish it off. But really, the work was done for me because my photo and paper were so perfect. So there you have it! Have an inspiring weekend!

Comments

StampitCrazy said…
This is very innocent, and sweet, and soft looking...
Beautiful layout! And his lips do look cherub-like! So sweet!:)

hugs,
Laura
Erica said…
Amazing! This is truly gorgeous! Nix is so cute! Great work.
Jen Shults said…
Oh, this is gorgeous. I love those gorgeous butterflies and your poem is so sweet. :D He's going to treasure having these when he's older. I really wish I didn't feel completely overwhelmed by the idea of doing layouts... I have a ton of pictures I'd love to work with but it's daunting to me.
Donna said…
Ali...This layout is absolutely GORGEOUS!! Oh you floor me everytime with your amazing layouts!!! LOVE the shot of your little man...How cute is he!!! Beautiful and very inspiring Ali!! Xx
Alyssa S said…
This is such a beautiful page! What a looker your son is!! I just want to squeeze his little cheeks...better not let me near him ;o)
Beth said…
This is absolutely amazing! No words - the poem is perfect, the colors and layout - and that picture is freaking priceless! This is unbelievably, fantastically and utterly amazing.

Popular posts from this blog

Christmas Package

Hello! This week, the Stampendous Design Team will be sharing projects that fit the theme, "Dear Santa, I've Been Good!" I used the sweet Christmas Package stencil (which frankly, can be used for plenty of other occasions too!), and a scrap I had leftover from the Chevron Stencil. Check out the full tutorial below.



Supplies:
Stampendous: 
DWLL466: Christmas Package
DWLX7026: Chevron Stencil
MGK01: Fall Micro Glitter Kit
MGK02: Christmas Micro Glitter Kit
DWDGP: Gold Embossing Paste
DWDGWP: Glossy White Embossing Paste
DWDPK: Palette Knife
FX71: Sticky Panels

Other: 
My Colors Cardstock: Dare Devil, Parrot
Molotow: 2mm Round Pen in Signal White
EK Success: Corner Rounder
Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry

Directions:
1. Tape Christmas Package stencil to Dare Devil cardstock. Tape off the bow so that you don't get paste on it. Paste the box with your Palette Knife and Glossy White Embossing Paste. Remove stencil to wash. While the paste is still wet, sprinkle Lime Micro Glitter from the Hal…

Standing in the Clouds with ADfD

Hello! I have a new card with a lovely image from A Day for Daisies to share with you today. The digi is called Standing in the Clouds.

I colored this beauty with Zig Clean Color Markers and a water brush. Here's a close up.

My background was created with the Piasso Stencil from Dreamweaver (available from Stampendous), White VersaColor Ink (from Imagine), a sponge dauber, and Detail White Embossing Enamel. Then I sprayed the background with Sheer Shimmer Spritz in Frost. You'll see that better in the photo below. The entire background looks frosty. My sentiment is from the Soaring Sentiments set. I edged it and my card base with Bahama Blue and Danube Blue Memento Ink, which really matched her jacket perfectly.

See the pretty shimmer? I love the Sheer Shimmer Spritzes, and I encourage you to give them a try. I'll have another project for A Day for Daises soon, and our February challenge will be posted on Friday. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Creamy Cupcake

Hello! This week, the Stampendous team is sharing different projects for birthdays. Who doesn't love to get a birthday card? My card for today is bold and bright!

Supplies:
Stampendous:
FMS4072: Creamy Cupcake Metal Stencil
Pen from any of the Stencil Duos sets

Other:
My Colors Cardstock: Coral Rose
Zig Clean Color Markers: 025, 033, 062, 080
Memories Mist: Blue Martini, Lavender Tea
Imagine: Turquoise Gem Versa Magic, Rose Bud Fireworks! Spray
Canson Watercolor Paper and Mixed Media Paper
Beacon Adheseives: Zip Dry Glue


Directions:
1. Using Canson Mixed Media Paper, tape down the stencil and trace it with the pen from a Stencil Duo set.

2. Take off the stencil and color in the image using the above listed Zig Clean Color Markers.

3. Cut out the cupcake leaving a border around the image.

4. On the watercolor paper, spray the Memories Mist and Fireworks! Spray.

5. Trim dried watercolor paper to 5" x 3 3/4."

6. Create the card base with Coral Rose cardstock cut to 5 1/2" x 8…