Thursday, May 5, 2016

May SOS Book Cover Challenge - "True Love"

It is the beginning of May - so that means it is time for another "Book Inspired" Stash Challenge from Scrap Our Stash!  Lots of creative possibilities on this one!  Be sure to keep checking the Scrap Our Stash Blog for all of the GREAT INSPIRATION from our very CREATIVE Design Team Members!

Here is this month's challenge:  ** Don't forget - you MUST include FLOWERS on your layout too!
When looking at this book cover - the "HEART" pops out at me - and makes me think of LOVE.  The ocean sunset was also inspiring me too....   I searched my collection of photos and found one of my husband and I, that was taken by our son, on our 2007 Disney Magic, Mediterranean Cruise. We were standing on the deck, at sunset, and I love how it captures the beautiful ocean, and our silhouettes. 

I can't tell you in words HOW MUCH I LOVE THIS MAN!  I hope this layout captures some of my feelings for him.  We are blessed to be able to say that we started out as High School Sweethearts, and we are still just as much In Love, as were were, back when it all began!!   Coincidentally, although we will be celebrating our 34th Wedding Anniversary later this year, in October, we will actually be celebrating 40 years of being together as a couple, tomorrow, May 6th!!!    

Here is my DT Inspiration Layout. I titled it "TRUE LOVE"
I picked up on the turquoise color in the ocean, as I wanted to use these beautiful turquoise flowers by Prima.  I also love black and white with turquoise, and pulled out a few of the papers from my stash ( I do have a bin labeled "Black and White" ) and selected some with hearts, xx's and oo's and flowers too.

I decided a few spritz of Dylusions Vibrant Turquoise Spray was just what the grey and white background needed -   LOVE this stuff!!


I made a pocket with the photo - by using 3M Foam Tape and popping it off the layout a bit.  I then decorated and journaled on a tag, and slipped it inside!

Here is the tag, pulled out of the pocket.  I used the same washi tape on the tag, that I used on the bottom left corner of the layout

I then added turquoise accents -

A few sequins here and there....  I have a thing about groupings of "3" - it is not a rule, per say, but more of just my thing I guess!

I also made my own "pearl-like" swirls using my new NUVO Crystal Drops!!  
LOVE how they came out!

And here is a close up of those beautiful flowers!

Thanks for stopping by!   I hope you will play along with us at SCRAP OUR STASH this month!  I can't wait to see what you come up with !

((HUGS)) ~ Sherri

Items used:
Echo Park - Capture Life "Happy Moments"
Bella Blvd "Just Add Color - Daily Details"
Prima Flowers - Interlude
Ranger Distress Stain - Picket Fence, Peacock Feathers, Brushed Pewter
NUVO - Crystal Drops - Caribbean Ocean
Dylusions Vibrant Turquoise Spray
Washi Tapes
Fibers and glittery brads