I based this particular layout on another I had seen on Pinterest. Here is the link http://stampingwitherica.blogspot.ca/2011/10/mds-blog-hop-gratitudethanksgiving.html and here is the original layout:
If you read my bog often you will notice that I often use a layout or sketch as a starting point, but that I like to make many changes to make it my own. My creative license, if you will! In this case, I liked the placement of the photo, the banners and the words bordering the photo.
I used a neutral as my background but matted the photo on a pretty pink pattern to draw out the color of my daughter's dress. I inked the photo mat to help it stand out (I pretty much inked EVERYTHING in this layout!)
These flowers add such a delicate touch to the layout, I think. They were cut on my Sizzix machine using a Die Namics die called Botanical Beauty. I curled up the petals using a pencil and inked the edges in brown.
The final touch on my layout are the letter stickers. The pink, brown and green ones are all recent releases from Jillibean Soup. I chose short words and phrases that described the day.
And that is all! Feel free to leave a comment with any questions. I will be back tomorrow with a fun, tropical layout and later in the week hope to share my daughter's birthday book. Have a great day!