Happy Monday! For this week's DT Doodles sketch for Kiwi Lane, I had the opportunity to play around with Quick Quotes' "Stowaway" collection. Filled with shades of brown and aqua blues with bits of darker blue and peach, this collection is super versatile! I chose to use some sepia toned pictures I have been saving for just the right paper. Confession- these photos are almost 4 years old! I tend to hold onto my most favorite photos, just waiting for someone to come along with a collection of paper that will be perfect.... does anyone else do this? or am I the only one?? Anyway, I was digging through my supplies and was thrilled to run across a Quick Quotes vellum quote that I vaguely remember buying a few years ago... ok, more like 10 years ago. (Apparently I also save my supplies to match with the perfect pictures!) The quote was about beauty and the pictures were my beautiful kiddos- perfect! So, perfect paper, perfect pictures, perfect quote and here's what I came up with:
Supplies: patterned paper and vellum quote (Quick Quotes); brads (Basic Grey); glitter glue (Ranger); paper flowers (American Crafts); doilies (OwlSupply on Esty, craft supply)
I loved the way the paper doilies looked with the Tiny Wildflowers! So I added a bunch. If you don't want/have doilies, the rings would work as a substitute. Brackets would also work. I didn't do any inking on this layout- totally not the norm for me! Instead of ink, I distressed the edges of everything so that more of the white core of the paper was showing. To finish up, I added some glitter glue, a few brads and a few paper flowers.
- Tiny Wildflower 3T, 6T
- Cascade Trails 1B, 3B
- Mini Paisley 2B, 3A & 3B
- Tiny Shapes 3T
- Tags 6
With some of my leftover paper, I made this "Bon Voyage" card:
Supplies: patterned paper (Quick Quotes); letter stickers (Making Memories); twine (Pebbles)
This card measures approximately 4" x 8". If you don't want to use the cruise ship template, feel free to switch it out for whatever suits the theme of your card- brackets, some more tiny flowers, Accents or any other medium size shape would work in that spot. You can also use any of the 8" mini borders instead of using part of a 12" trail template like I did. Use this card as a jumping off point and let your creativity run wild!