I asked my sister-in-law to give me a copy of the poem that was recited, the programme for the day as well as a photo of my niece to incorporate in the layout.
I carefully cut all around the ballerina to get rid of the distracting white background.
This is a much better shape to work with.
I find paper that incorporates the colours of the programme as well as the dress my niece was wearing. The ballerina was already coloured with this is mind. I also found two border embellishments to use on the sides of the pages. I lay the ballerina on the paper to test the effect. This will work quite nicely.
I crop the poem to keep only the necessary bits.
The programme is matted to a piece of pink paper, cropped to the desired size.
The poem is matted in the same way.
The photo receives the same treatment for uniformity sake.
I use Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Milled Lavender to ink the edges of the different elements.
Inking simply involved lightly pulling the edges of the paper over the ink pad.
I use double-sided tape to secure all the paper bits to each other.
My paper elements are now ready to go onto the layout.
I plan the layout carefully, allowing some overlap to make it a little more interesting.
I also found a sticker with the symbol she received on her certificate.
This sticker, which describes my niece to a tee, gave me the opportunity to repeat the use of the split pins. Repetition is always a good idea as it ties the different elements together.
Little girls love bling and they love hearts. Adding rhinestones was a no-brainer.
I included a couple of foam rubber flowers which given a little more splendour by adding rhinestones.
A foam rubber princess with glitter goes very well on a girly page.
In very little time and with very little cost, we have created a beautiful layout that captures these precious memories for time to come.
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