Friday, November 11, 2011

Butterflies and the Beach!

Welcome to Fabulous Friday everyone!!  Frosted Designs has a great challenge this week!  Join us this week in adding Embossing (Dry or Heat) to you layouts or projects!!  Our family went to the beach to spend the day with some of our other family members who were visiting from out of town.  The funny thing is, that my husband's cousin and his wife (who are close to our age) have 3 children that are all within months of our 3 children...they have 3 girls, and we have 2 girls and a boy.  When I snapped this photo of our middle daughter along with her "Cousin Counterpart", I knew it would be a beautiful photo for a page and adding the black and white filter made me love it even more!!  I got to use some of the gorgeous Farmhouse papers from Crate Paper on this layout.  I had so much fun with this challenge and knew immediately that I wanted to use my Swiss Dot embossing folder to make some beautiful butterflies for my page.  I cut the butterflies on my Expression and then cut the smaller shape of the butterfly and adhered the two together, before running them through my Big Shot.  I used some bubble wrap and Tattered Angels spray mist to create the background on my white paper.  Once the spray mist dried, I started building my page by adding the 5x7 photo and lining up the butterflies and then adding my title and journaling.  I saved the centers from the orange, outline butterflies and used those to scatter across my page.


Whether you are new to Embossing or have it mastered, I hope you will come play along with us this week.  You will have to chance to win an awesome prize from our sponsor, MoldMuse!!

Products Used:

Paper:  Crate Paper & Bazzill
Baker's Twine:  The Twinery
Spray Mist:  Tattered Angels
Thickers:  American Crafts
Tiny Type:  Cosmo Cricket
Pen:  Zig
Brad:  The Paper Studio


  1. LOVE, LOVE this layout! Amazing job!! :D

  2. I love your butterflies Ashley! I wish I had a big shot to play with! So cool! And I am thinking I need to try some spray ink too... Love the effect with the bubble wrap! Your layout is fabulous!!! Love everything about it!

  3. I absolutely LOVE this layout!! The butterflies and the twine look awesome, great work!

  4. Beautiful layout Ashley!! Love the embossed butterflies and the little touches here and there of the Crate Paper!

  5. Oh Ashley, this layout is gorgeous! Great work!

  6. I love your style. Those butterflies are sweet. So glad you are joining the sketch support team.