Sunday, July 29, 2012

She's My Baby

Good Morning! I wanted to share with you a design I made using Authentique's sketch challenge for July. It's a great sketch with three primary photos, a banner and a few butterflies. You can see that sketch here.

I used Authentique's Carefree collection to create this layout for TSF design team member Ann's Olympic challenge. Ann challenged us to honour Sir Paul McCartney with a layout using Beatles' or Wings' songs for our title/journalling. Sir McCartney will be performing at the closing ceremonies of the Olympics.

Here's my design:
I adored the grey wood grain of this back ground paper. It's is distressed and has a bit of this warm tangerine colour smudged on it. I love that I didn't have to do that for myself!

I fussy cut flowers from the "Radiant" patterned paper and butterflies from the "Relaxed" paper. After inking the edges I strung them together in a floral banner under my focal photo. The base for my 'banner' is two colours of floss.
I wanted to add some colour and dimension to those beautiful flowers so I dug out my old mini beads and glued them in the centres. I even left a few to trail off on the lower right too.
The final touches included some old vintage looking lace from Recollections and a bit of burlap. The sparkly shape is half an letter 'o'.

I hope you will pop by the Authentique blog and the Two Scrapbook Friends Forum to see these great challenges. Until next time, keep doing what you love.

Authentique Supply List
Carefree Collection
  • Radiant
  • Relaxed
  • Content
  • Calm
  • Jovial
  • Easygoing


  1. This is such a great collection and I just love what you did with it Christa!! Gorgeous!!

  2. Gorgeous, the layout and your girl!

  3. Those beautiful flowers with the little beads. just amazing.
    Your work is so well designed and your photos stunning!
    I have not been on the computer much so I see I have missed lots of creative inspiration!

  4. OH MY! This is a great LO! I love the flowers--love the papers--LOVE it all:)

  5. absolutely beautiful layout and beautiful girl!

  6. You know you rock the Authentique my friend. thanks for incorporating my challenge with their sketch! You did a fabulous job - this is so lovely!

  7. and your baby is beautiful! love the pop of red.