Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Healed Layout

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Happy hump day crafty friends!
Hope your week is going well and you are getting things done! Today I wanted to share a special layout I did. This month is breast cancer awareness and because of that, light is shed on the overall struggle of many cancer patients. As I was reading through my Facebook feed, someone had shared a clip from a news article about these three beautiful girls fighting cancer. While not breast cancer, their photo has gone viral and is such a beautiful and poignant picture.
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Here’s the picture. This photograph was taken by  Scantling Photography. The news article went on to say that these three precious angels are currently in remission. I was so moved by this picture as many were. I found Scantling Photography on Facebook and sent them a message asking for permission to use this photo and create a Scrapbook Layout. As I looked at this photo, I kept thinking about the verse in Jeremiah…Heal me and I shall be healed…save me and I shall be saved. So when the wonderful folks at Scantling photography gave me permission to use the photo for a layout, I went to work.  Here is what I came up with.
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Here’s a look at my completed layout. All the patterned papers came from the DCWV Preppy Princess Stack. I started with a kraft cardstock base and then layered some of the beautiful patterned papers onto that. I created the various cut files in my Pazzles software. I inked the edges of the papers with my Saddle ink pad as I wanted to give the overall look of the page a shabby-chic/vintage feel. I was inspired to go this way because of the outfits the girls were wearing.
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Here’s a closer look at the tag I created. It is the first part of the verse. I inked the edges added a few charcoal gems to each side of it.
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For the upper left corner, I created some visual interest by folding down the paper and adding in a doily and a flower.
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Here is a closer look at one of the brackets I added. I again, inked everything with my saddle ink pad to give them all a vintage look. I added some cream pearls to the brackets and used some foam tape to give the bracket a little lift off the paper.
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Here is a closer look at the flowers.  I used papers from the same stack to cut out all the flower layers. It is hard to see that the papers used for the flowers have a subtle pattern to them, but they do. Next I wanted to use the rhinestone type centers in the cream flowers, but I didn’t want a plain rhinestone look, so I used my ShinHan touch twin  Tender Pink Marker, to color in the dips and give them a soft pink look. I then used a charcoal gem from my stash for the center. For the center of the pink flowers I used a cream pearl gem from my stash.
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Here is a closer look at the word healed. I created the cut file in my Pazzles Inspiration software. I cut it out three times in kraft cardstock. I wanted it to be thick and sturdy. I layered all three layers onto each other. I glued them together with my liquid glass so they would be completely glued together. I then used my versa mark ink pad and inked it entirely. I then added some gold embossing powder onto it and heat set it.
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Here is a closer look at the bottom of the rest of the verse and a closer look at the embossed title.
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And one last look at the entire layout. I just love how this turned out. I hope it will inspire you to think about and maybe say a quick prayer for all those who are struggling with cancer, any type of cancer and or other health issues. I am so grateful to hear that these precious girls are in remission. I pray that they will each continue to thrive and be in good health.
Supplies Used
pazzles vue-200 Pazzles Inspiration Vue dcwv preppy princess stack-200
DCWV Preppy Princess Stack
circle tear drop medallions ppr-cf-200 Circle Tear Drops CF
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silver faux bling strips princess gold embossing
versamark ink pad Versamark Ink Pad craft heater ezdots-200
EZ Dots runner
liquid glass-200 foam tape-200 cherry pink-200 Cherry Pink Marker
kraft cardstock-200 white cardstock-200
Misc. Charcoal Gems and Misc. Cream Pearls
Be sure to stop by the Scantling photography Facebook page and check out the amazing photography they do.  Be sure to come back by tomorrow as I share a couple of more projects with you. Until then,

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