So I sat down with them, the sketch, and some photos we had taken of Abrielle when she was all of 10 weeks old and this is what I came up with.... my favorite layout of all time! Ok, ok, ok those of you that scrap with me know I say that A LOT, but I really mean it this time! It's even Steve's favorite :) Anywho.... because I am so in lust with it I had to take about a half million pictures. I'll spare you THAT many, but there are quite a few detail pics below!
And those flowers looked awfully lonely, so Ipunched them out some butterfly friends made from patterned paper by Prima and topped with some Stickly goodness.And because no vintagey paper is complete without it.... I was forced to rip, crumple, tear and ink every surface of this layout. And then hand sew it all together. I think Steve may have thought I was nuts when he walked by and I was crumpling all the paper. *Shrug*I'm pretty sure the part I love best on this layout is the vine. I tried every lace and string I had trying to figure out the best way to make a vine for my flowers and butterflies :) It finally hit me to just ink some twine in a matching color! It didn't ink the whole twine on all sides, but I think that looked even better!
I was stuck on the date box but ended up using a lace scrap and it turned out just as I pictured it :)
The layouts title, "Love and Adore," is at the bottom on paper strips surrounding more pictures of Elli at 10 weeks and also Elli with my Neice Evy who is a few weeks younger than Elli.
All in all I am just in love with this layout! So much so that it got the prime real estate of above the fireplace in my scrappy room :) Thanks Tamara for such a great sketch and for allowing me to design for you this week!