I had a lot of fun creating this layout, even if the photos are a little old. When I look at them and how happy he was during this visit with his Sesame Street friends, I can only smile. And that’s how I wanted this layout to feel–joyful.
I wanted to let the photos speak for themselves and since they contained a lot of primary colors, I wanted my decoration to be a little more complementary and a little less exact. Also, I did a couple of things that I rarely do on layouts–create my own embellishments and use a sticker.
This cutie camera is a stamped image from Lawn Fawn, one of my new favorite stamp companies. I did a simple paper piecing with some Basic Grey paper and left over scraps. I filled in the lens with some Glossy Accents. (I admit I held back…when I get some GA in my hands, I can be pretty dangerous.)
This is a close up on another handmade embellishment. I call it a button cloud. After I had finished the layout, I wanted to add a little something to break up the frame a bit. I had these die cut clouds from Jolee’s and since they were transparent, I put a little cardstock behind the die cut to help it show up more. The button was an afterthought, but it was my way of keeping the transparency of the cloud without using glue, which would have been too obvious. I sewed the button down to the cloud and added it to the layout with pop dots.
I hope we will get back there soon!