Saturday, May 4, 2013

Happy Birthday Beautiful - Zeus and Zoe May Challenge

Happy Saturday Everyone!  Today I'm sharing my May challenge layout inspired by Riikka's gorgeous mood board.  Here is the LINK to the challenge in case you wanna take a look at the mood board and check out the fabulous prizes that this month's sponsors May Arts and Couture Creations are giving away to the winners.

My sweet little grand daughter just turned one and when I saw Riikka's board, I knew these pics of her birthday would be perfect.  I stayed with the soft pinks mixed with white and a tiny punch of fuchsia.  (You know I just couldn't resist adding a bright bold color, lol).

The base of layout is pink Bazzill, then a distressed layer of My Mind's Eye Lost & Found and on top of that is a piece of 7 Dots Studio, Love Me Hopefully from my Zeus and Zoe kit.  The 7 Dots paper had really cute medallions on it so I cut all of them out to use as embellishments.  I punched the top and bottom with a Martha Stewart scallop punch.  Next I stenciled some dots here and there with gesso and gave the edges a light white wash.  

To matte my photo, I used some of the Paper Reflections accordion tags and a vintage handwritten letter.    Then I layered the circles that I cut out and a couple of the beautiful vintage crotchet trims from my Zeus and Zoe kit.  

I painted over some of the gold buttons and the Prima Ruby Violet flowers to tone them down to match my layout.

I added a bow on her giant cupcake cake using some May Arts ribbon.

To finish off my layout, I added my usual doodling around the edges.  I just really like the idea of framing my projects and doodling does the trick for me.

Thanks so much for joining me today, I hope I've inspired you to play along with our May Challenge!



  1. Such a darling board! and precious embellishments!!Darling photo.
    Have a wonderful day my friend,
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  2. Oh my gosh, what a sweet picture!! She is so beautiful!! Wow, the design is stunning!! I love the embellishments you used!! This is fabulous my friend!! Happy Saturday :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. A stunning LO and such an adorable picture to frame! Fabulous. TFS

  4. This is such a sweet and precious layout Norma! Absolutely love everything about it! Gorgeous details and the sweetest photo! Beautiful work! ;-)


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