Dream with Scraps of Darkness

Hell Dear Friends!!!

This is a special layout for me.  The photo was taken by my niece Dani Ulstad.  She has her own photography business in Portland, Oregon ( http://www.ronnyandrenedesigns.com )  The young lady in the photo is her sister and one of my other nieces, Bre.  This picture was taken at Miramar Beach, Florida, so this is my homage to all my friends under attack today by Irma.  I absolutely love the colors and the expression on Bre's face.  

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I call this a "naked" layout because there is no gesso, inks, etc. used on the background, just some little spatters of white paint.  After I matted the photo, I added a gorgeous piece of lace under it, which you can barely see!  The embellishments are centered around that gorgeous piece of chipboard from Dusty Attic that I had in my stash.  I tried the white Crackle Paint from Ranger, and absolutely love the effect I got.  I was going to do some inking to help make the cracks show up, but I didn't have to and was afraid that it would darken the colors and feel of the layout.  

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I created flower clusters on each side using the 49th and Market neutral colored flowers from the Main Kit, as well as the sweet sage green flowers from the Floral Add On.  I touched in some shells, gauzy fabric to match her dress, and some twine that are stems cut from the flowers to give a more organic feeling.  I also added some Art Stones from a previous kit.  Love the effect.  

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For my last detail, I added the sentiment that I cut from one of the BFS papers.  It's perfect for Bre right now.  It's her senior year!!!

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Thanks for joining me today, and stop back often to see what is the latest and greatest we have to offer.  

Kathy

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