This is my latest layout for The Scrapbook Garden. Ann sent me the gorgeous Crate Paper 'Portrait' collection, along with a pack of 'phrases' cardstock stickers. I decided to use a photo that was taken last summer - DH and I were sat enjoying a drink in Helston harbour when we spotted this seagull perched on the prow of the boat. He looked so proud just sat there, and we could just imagine him with a captain's hat and jacket on. What you can't really make out in the photo are three other seagulls in the bottom of the boat - obviously his crew!
I based this layout on the April sketch from the Crate Paper blog. I turned it on its side, and used two photos instead of three, but I think you can see it!
I used one of the phrases cardstock stickers to frame my title - I cut out the centre of it which said 'just married' as it wasn't appropriate to my layout. I used two lots of October Afternoon cardstock alpha stickers, and the tiny alpha stickers are Adornit.
I chopped up another sticker to frame my journaling, using the top and bottom pieces. The middle bit didn't go to waste though, as I've used that in the bottom corner of my layout, as the bottom layer of the butterfly embellishment. The butterflies were punched from offcuts of the patterned papers using my Martha Stewart butterfly punch, and embellished with small pearls. I also used a Martha Stewart border punch on one of the strips of patterned paper.
Hope you like it, thanks for stopping by!