Friday, November 16, 2012

A Gift to Treasure

This was completed a couple days ago.

Have a layout to share that was submitted at Let's Get Sketchy
for their Week 2 Sketch Challenge.

Here's the sketch:

And here's my layout:
I absolutely adore this painting.  Why?  It's the very first painting our daughter painted and gave
to us as a Christmas gift.  This girl's got talent!  This beautiful painting is in our dining room and
whenever anyone visits, this is clearly seen.  We've gotten lots of comments on how lovely this is.

Supplies used:
Paper: K&Co.
Sheet Metal: EK Success
Font: Cricut Stamped
Big Shot

The circle was traced with a random object, cut and along the edges, I used a rub on "pencil"
and made these little "stitches."
I tried using scrunched up ribbon under the bow, but it looked like "too much" so I just
settled with a bow.

A little tricky to cut these letters with my Cricut!  My first attempt was a bomb!
So, I used a bit of scotch tape along the edges of the sheet metal and cutting was a 
piece of cake.  To get the letters off, that was another challenge!  If I put the tension too
high on my Cricut, the letters messed up..... too little tension and it didn't cut through the
sheet metal.  I finally found the happy-medium but the letters still didn't "unattach" very 
easily... thus some of the letters being crinkled a bit.  I smoothed them out as much as I could
before adhering them onto my page.

A small strip of sheet metal was used under this piece of paper... to try and balance
out the page a bit.

Here's a better look at the sheet metal under this piece of paper and
the circle with my "very plain" design on it.
I actually contemplated some sort of doodling "design" but I didn't want to
take away from the photo.

Hope you like it.
Libby  :)


  1. Wow, this layout is gorgeous! Your colors in the products you used are perfect for your photo! Beautiful job! Thanks so much for joining us at Let's Get Sketchy!

  2. Great use of the metal, it adds so much! Such a pretty LO thank you so much for sharing with us at LGS!

  3. Very pretty layout! The pp's go perfect with your lovely photo! I love how you've used the metal! Thank you for joining us this week at LGS!!

  4. Oh! Your daughter is very talented. :)
    I love your use of metal and the colors are great. Thank you for playing along with us at LGS.

  5. very nice painting and layout to showcase it, thanks for playing along with us at lgs!

  6. Pretty LO. What a beautiful painting! Thanks for playing along with us at LGS!

  7. Gorgeous layout and adorable painting! Thanks for joining us at LGS :-)

  8. The sheet metal, is the perfect touch for this layout. Thanks so much for linking up with us at LGS.