From a bright and bold watercolor background back to simple white... (can you say fickle?)
In keeping with the modest amount of supplies at hand, I again flipped over a patterned paper from one of the pads I brought along so as to make use of the white backside.
Layered the photos on several loosely cut pieces of patterned paper (all from the Maggie Holmes Birthday Party pad from Crate Paper) and also several irregularly cut pieces of plain old white tissue paper (to add a bit more volume and softness around the edges). Tucked in part of a doily at the bottom of the photo layers, as well as a starburst (fussy cut from a sheet of the Party paper). More fussy cutting provided the "Eat Cake" banner, the "5" ticket stub, the Happy Birthday strips, and the zig zag edged pink and red striped piece. Gotta love your scissors and keep them close at hand!!! (nobody better mess with momma's scissors around here)
The balloons and the party hat are chipboard stickers from Maggie Holmes (picked up 40% off at Michaels some time back). Although the balloons were originally "bent" going in the other direction and did not fit where and how I wanted them to, so a little disassembly came into play. Re-tied the strings and bent them slightly in the other direction for the appropriate "bend" to fit my photo placement.
Punched a bunch of pink and beige confetti and a few little hearts to mingle in amongst the confetti bits. And, my own little-big new thing is to be able to use a sewing machine and add stitching on my layouts. (Since I am staying at Dad's whilst the house is going up, my mom had two different sewing machines, so I am making use of one of them... yea!).
Our Bella turned five. Cannot believe how fast she is growing up. She picked out her cake.. rainbows. Thought for sure she would pick something with the Disney Frozen theme. But no, she went with a rainbow. Always her own person, this one. Happy Birthday Bella!
Make use of what you got is my ongoing mantra. If it doesn't work one way, turn it over, take it apart, cut it out.
now off to splotch some more watercolors about (fickle? yep!)