Here's my #4 layout for the Cookin Up Creations Crop Chef Challenge. For this challenge the necessary elements were: a key, buttons, flowers, torn page or photo and ruffled paper.
I'm very happy with the way this turned out. I made this, in part, for my husband for Valentine's day so a lot of love went into it. :) I used the lyrics to the Beatles' song "Real Love." PP Basic Grey and Making memories, key Tim Holtz. Stephanie Bernard stamps used for background on heart and banner. "Real Love" cut on Silhouette with "cotton candy" font. "crown" border cut on Silhouette. Distress ink "Tattered rose" Tim Holtz. Ribbon by Making Memories, velvet trim by Wright. I really like how the ruffled edges around the hearts turned out. It was my first time doing that and I really like the effect. Also I got inspiration from my friend Shar Hoff in making the flowers. She makes such gorgeous flowers on her projects. I didn't have the Tim Holtz die she uses so I thought I'd try making them by hand cutting a spiral with wavy edge scissors, and it worked pretty well!
The photos are of us at our wedding and the other one is us on our 10th anniversary cruise. I liked the juxtaposition of the formal and informal pictures.
Please go visit my friend Shar's blog to see her fabulous creations and get inspired yourself! :)
...and give a listen to the beautiful Beatles song....Real Love. I'm so thankful to have Real Love with a man I love more every single day.