I chose a picture of 4 of my sister's grand babies....I love this photo...snapped it last summer and enhanced it in Photo Impact.
I used K & Co papers, they are great for a vintage feel. I used my MS border punch, some lacing, a wonderful fence cut from my Heritage cart, offray lace ribbon and some fantastic handmade flowers~
This pic shows the gate opened. Don't' they really look heavenly and delightful! What precious babes! I used lots of distressing and inking on the edges of my papers.
A close up of the photo....you can see I did a zig zag stitch around the pic.
My lacing is done by punching a series of holes in the two aligned papers...I held them together to punch for even spacing. I used simple satin ribbon and laced not quite to the top rolling back the sides left open...you can see my little Sentimentals keys poked in here and there.
The large flower is a combo of the Tim Holtz rose with a little personal twist to make it a larger bloom. I added both distressed stickles in brick and frosted lace stickles. The off white torn flowers are from a tute I found HERE....Gabi's work is wonderful. I used a 5 petal flower cut to make the smaller blooms....one in blue and one in soft yellow...added some chalk, stickles and some store bought stamens.
Another torn flower, a Tim Holtz rose and some more of the 5 petal layered blooms. I think I will do a quick tute on these soon....they are very simple and quick to make.
More bloomin close-ups!
Lots of pearl floral sprays and little vines cut from Paper Doll Dress Up.
I used a metal garden stake to hold Matthew 19:14. I love the idea that God wants us to be more like children in our faith, honesty, trust and joy.
The gate holds the title Heavenly Delight cut from Stone Script and welded in DS. I added some blue adhesive pearls to the little hinges cut from Storybook and a little lock from Sentimentals.
I love how the little ones are peeking out from the gate and the interactive part of the layout with the gate opening....so much fun....obviously this will be framed...maybe for a mothers day gift for my sis!
Well, I hope you like it...stop by and see what Nanne and Leah came up with....our sweet Sandi is still taking some time off but we are so happy she is home safe and sound and look forward to her joining in with us next week, we miss her soooooooooo much! Maybe you will have time to play along with us this week, we would love to see you strut your stuff!