Sparkle and Shine

Hello My Friends!

Did I mention that I have a niece Dani Ulstad who has her own photography studio??  She has been busy taking some amazing pictures of the family, and this one is of her sister Bre.  When I saw this picture I knew it was perfect for the Scraps of Darkness "Sparkle and Shine" August kit.  


I used 2 different Rose Quartz collection papers for the background.  Before I glued down the top half I layered several of the sheets of ephemera papers that come in the Elements Add On to go under the photo.  I also layered some die cut doiliesusing the tan cardstock.  I added a brown mat to the photo and tried to createa circle of twine around the photo.  


I used a beautiful chipboard from my stash to swirl down the middle of the photo, and topped it with those amazing roses from Prima that come in the Main Kit.  As you can see I went wild with pearls and micro beads all around the clusters.  I love how they look!


At the bottom right I created a little cluster of flowers that I fussy cut from the Rose Quartz paper I used at the top.  I tucked in some flowers lace and one of my dear friends Renea Harrison of Renea Bouquets butterflies that she designed for a previous kit.  


I loved tucking this gorgeous piece of lace that I have been hoarding for a long time!


I hope that you like my layout and that it gave you some ideas for your creations.  Be sure to check back for more inspiration (I hope!).   Hope you have a LOVELY week!