Tuesday, June 22, 2010


Hi! This is Darien and today, I want to share some tips about how a made this layout of my stepson and my daughter. Fist, I really enjoyed working with the "Queen Bee" Kit. I love the yellows and black, so sophisticated!

I wanted the focus to be on the picture so I did a lot of inking so I could frame the picture. I cut the Creative Imaginations Transparency and use it to frame the picture for a dramatic look. Then, I misted the Prima flowers that came in the kit and removed the centers of the original flowers and used the beautiful Bella Brads instead and the look is amazing!!! I love the Bella Brads - - they are really elegant and fun to work with!!!  I cut some leaves of one of the patterned papers for the perfect touch! For the big title,  I used the chipboard letters and just painted them using black crackle paint.

I really hope you are all having a great summer!!!! And lots of scrapping time!



  1. I really REALLY love the inking around the whole layout. It makes the whole thing look like a giant polaroid!! And you're completely right - it simply draws your eye in towards that gorgeous photo.

  2. Such a gorgeous page...you did an awesome job!!!!!

  3. Awesome! I was thinking about painting those letters, too. Awesome effect! Thanks for sharing, Darien! This layout is really beautiful!

  4. Love the layout and the colors. Also the framing with the Creative Imaginations transparency.

  5. Thanks for the tips Darien, The LO came out amazing!