Sunday, December 30, 2012

Bella BLVD | 10..

Hello!!  I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!  Ours was very peaceful and relaxing!  Just what I was hoping for.  LOL!! 

Today however, I have a little www house keeping to do!  After being away from the computer for a few days I now need to post some layouts (in the coming days of course), in order to play catch up!  *grin* 

And since we are on the verge of New Year's.. I thought I'd start with my Bella BLVD one.  :)


products used: cs - kaisercraft; pp - Bella BLVD Birthday Boy: Borders, All for You, Eat Cake, Toadilly Cool, About A Boy; alpha - Bella BLVD Chipboard Icons; Simply Simona Chipboard Numbers: White; other - Bella BLVD: Flags: Birthday Boy 2; Designer Tape: Orange Stripe, Pickle Juice Chevron; tools - typewriter, star punch, Martha Stewart cornflower punch, hand stitching.

This rather simple layout was completely inspired be the green Chipboard Icons asterisk.  It reminded me of fireworks exploding and celebrating good things.  I teamed it up with the gorgeous Bella BLVD Birthday Boy colours and a photo of my now ten year old boy.  :)


Once I had fireworks on my mind, I set about creating smaller versions of the asterisk with the navy Toadilly Cool patterned paper. Using a flower punch, I trimmed the rounded petals to create the firecracker form. I then added a curved line of hand stitching. It also reminded me of the fireworks' trails in the sky.

Add a few stars to blend into the background cardstock... and there you have it.  A layout that will suit any form of celebration!!

So... with all this chat of fireworks, I hope everyone has wonderful celebrations to attend for New Year's eve tomorrow.  And of course have safe journeys on the roads in the next few days.  If nothing is planned, I hope you find the time to sit back, relax and scrap a while. ;)
Thanks for visiting..x


Chantal Vandenberg said...

Love this, Leanne! :)

Kerryn said...


Tina said...

Great colors and a fantastic design!

Lizzy Hill said...

Lovely fresh colours...really great paper layering behind that snap, too...happy New Years :):):)):)

Chantalle said...

Love your fireworks... The idea of cutting the petals and that stitching - clever! Happy New Year!

Sandie Edwards said...

What a special layout, and special photograph!!