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12×12 | Lovebirds

Hey, y’all!  It’s Jinny here today, sharing a little more of what Claudia van Rooijen’s new With All My Heart Collection can do.  In sticking with its love theme, I used a few of my favorite photographs from my cousin, Chris, and his beautiful bride, Betsy’s, wedding nearly five years ago now.  So, let’s just get started.  Shall we?

I started this page by adding a few puddles of pink and aqua watercolors, allowing them to blend into one another, to the 12″ x 12″ watercolor paper, base page.  I then splattered it with those same shades of watercolor, as well as a little yellow watercolor and Pure Black and Titanium White acrylic paints.  Once everything was dry, I used a doily stencil to add some texture, behind where my photos and embellishments would eventually lie, with modeling paste.  Once again, I allowed everything to dry before anchoring four circles, from Blooming Hearts’ Metallic Clear Secret Garden paper, with gold-threaded, straight, machine stitches, over portions of those modeling paste doilies.  I then began building the design around the photos, which were all matted with white cardstock, beginning in the bottom right corner with the newlyweds themselves.  This photo was backed with both a square of our All I Need print, as well as the center of a Precious print, heart die cut, leftover from my last Pretty Little Studio project, anchored with gold-threaded, straight, machine stitches.  A large Floral Bouquet Die Cut was tucked between the two…

and a couple of My Heart Cut Apart Flags ground the “lovebirds” title itself, which was created from a Lovebird Word Die Cut, popped up with foam tape.

Moving clockwise, I backed the next photo with a piece of our So Lucky print, anchored with more gold-threaded, straight, machine stitching, as well as a My Heart 3×4 Journaling Card.  It also had a Flutter Tab, which I used to record the April 21, 2012 date, stapled to its top right corner and a dainty Floral Bouquet Die Cut, popped up with foam tape, near its top left.

A Makes Me Smile Die Cut, embellished with a simple button, laced with white string, and a couple of Lovebird Word Die Cut phrases, popped up with foam tape…

turn our attention to the top photo of my grandfather, which was backed with a square of our Together print, once again, anchored with gold-threaded, straight, machine stitching.  Its bottom left corner was embellished with a Sweetheart Shipping Tag, laced with white string, tied in a bow, as well as a couple more Floral Bouquet Die Cuts.

Even more Floral Bouquet Die Cuts, along with an XOXO Flair Button, backed with a tangle of gold thread, dress up the top right corner.

I took the fourth and final photo to remember that my uncle officiated the wedding.  It was backed with both a folded strip of our Adore You Pink Vellum and a You & Me Bracket and dressed up with another Lovebird Word Die Cut phrase, popped up with foam tape…

and a Cherish Die Cut, stapled to the bottom right corner of the photograph, to complete the look.

Thanks, once again, for humbling us with a visit!  Have a blessed Thursday, Pretty Little Studio friends!

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