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daddy & me

I chose to leave this one without a title, but I'm calling it "daddy & me". I started with white cardstock, and then placed the black strip on the right side, and used die-cut black paper for the center border strip. The flourish paper was trimmed from DCWV Alphabet Stack, and was very pale, so I used charcoal colored chalk by Pebbles Inc. to deepen the outer/inner portions of the flourishes and did some outlining and shading with a Zig Photo Signature Black Pen. The journaling was done in MS Word with a downloaded font and printed on Grafix InkJet Adhesive-Backed Paper. The I placed a lot of embellishments on the right side of the photo...I used chip board shapes, flowers, rub ons, stickers and some of my own doodling with my Signo pen. I use a lot of rub-ons from Basic Grey, these are called Urban Calligraphy, and sometimes the size/shape isnt exactly right for the space I need, I trim them very carefully to the exact size i need, ( I do this mainly with the larger or odd shaped flourishes.) and then I use my Signo to lightly add anything that may have been trimmed off. I started with "naked" chipboard (on most of the pieces) and colored the pieces black & white just using a marker, Deco Color markers are fantastic for this because they are so opaque, dry shiny, and is a quicker solution than using acrylic paints.


  1. I just love the way you have the flourishes! I also think the photo corners really are a great touch that sets off the photo beautifully! great work :)

  2. Oh... how I love this ..I love all the journalling..the flourishes and well all of it.I just think the photo say`s it all...
    `Classy and beautiful`..TFS ....Might look out for deco markers now!!!
    Have a lovely `halloween`:)~X~

  3. Oh MY! This layout is a show stopper. I love the flourishes as well :) And I love how you altered your paper to be exactly how you wanted it to be. It's all those little details...

  4. LOVE this layout! Your blog is so pretty! I'll definitely be back!