How lucky was I to find this perfect photograph to match this gorgeous patterned paper from Glitz Design 'Pretty In Pink' collection! The title was already printed on the paper, so no need to think of anything else. I used 'Ledger' for the base as it was the perfect background and added 'Polka' and the reverse side of 'Music' (hated cutting this up as it is gorgeous too) before matting the photograph on some white scalloped cardstock from my own stash.
As the challenge this month for the DT was to make their own embellishments I couldn't justify adding 'bought' embellishments to my own layouts, now could I? I made the rosette (using the trusty Tim Holtz Die) and added some bling in the form of some little gems I found in my stash. The elaborate swirl is made from 1 Pack of ZVA Creative Crystals (costing a mere £1.50). The gems come in strips and I painstakingly cut each little gemstone from the sheet and added them to a swirl that I drew on the paper. The result (even though I say myself) looks good for the price.
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