Sunday, June 6, 2010

The Best Thing...

You know those crazy, random thoughts you get when you are half asleep? Well, this layout was one such random thought. When I sat down to execute it a few days ago, I was a little nervous. There are so many components, and all of them only in my head. I decided to start with Couture Cardstock, and the wonderful palette of the Color Room #9.
I chose one of my 3-year-old son's shirts as a pattern. I traced the collar and cut it out, using Snow. I cut a strip for the front, and folded each side under, and another "Y" shaped piece for the neckline area. Then I tool each piece and added the stitching with my sewing machine.

After adding brads for buttons, I created the ruching with satin ribbon by applying an line of Fabri-Tac onto a separate piece of cardstock, and scrunching the ribbon into it. Once it dried, I cut it out and applied it in two strips to my layout, attaching the button panel over it. I attached the collar, choosing a piece of GCD Studios paper underneath to pull out the blue from the palette. I added in the pink using some paper from Tinkering Ink and Crush cardstock. I used a chain from one of my older necklaces to complete the theme, and added a ring of cardstock with a photo in it for the necklace "charm" The swirls were made with Courtesan cardstock.



Thanks for coming by and checking it out! Tomorrow starts a very fun YSS Blog Hop with prizes on every DT blog (including mine), so come back in the morning for your chance to win some Stash Cash!
~Alyssa ~

3 comments:

Nicole Nowosad said...

all I am going to say is WOW!!!!

YourScrapbookStash.com said...

Wow!

mommyof5kidz said...

OMGOODNESS! This is jaw dropping-awe inspiring GGGGORGEOUS!!!!! LOVE it!!!!