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Father/ Daughter Dance

      I chose to use the Plum Perfect Page Kit for March's second project.  The challenge was to use the kit in a different way--change it up.  I decided to use the pictures from our granddaughter, Anna Grace's, annual Girl Scout Father/Daughter Dance.

      I really wanted to focus on Anna and her beautiful new dress which had several plum shades in the pattern.  The base color of the dress was slightly off-white, and the grid paper was white, so I sponged it lightly with vintage ink.  I then enlarged and printed several duplicates of the dress so I could cut them into 1" squares to use as borders on both pages.  The other border squares are the two shades of plum from the kit.  

     I matted the main picture of Anna with olive green, popped it up, and put a plum pearl at each corner.  After placing the off-white linen letters, I added the scalloped journaling box, some silk flowers, and some olive green silk vines.   

     It was difficult to get the lighting right to display this layout, and I hope I haven't  made it too busy, but most of all, I really hope my wonderful 9-year-old granddaughter will treasure it as depicting a fun memory in her life.  By the way, grandpa also escorted her and will be in another layout  in her scrapbook.

Shared by Linda Holmes on March 21, 2012 | Memory Date: February 25, 2012
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I would never have thought to use the dress fabric for the tiles. You are the BEST! Beautiful girl in an AWESOME layout!
Posted By: Rebecca Thompson  |  June 6, 2012 at 1:52 pm   
I love how you used tiles for the title. I'm sure Anna Grace will love it as a remembrance of her special dance.
Posted By: Rose Van Cleave  |  May 9, 2012 at 9:33 pm   
You do such a great job matching colors and coming up with unique ways to complete your project!
Posted By: Georgia Bizal  |  April 11, 2012 at 7:37 pm   
Great layout. Anna is beautiful! Makes for a great memory.
Posted By: Julie Oconnor  |  April 1, 2012 at 3:14 pm   
The colors all go together so beautifully! A lovely page to remember a special event!
Posted By: Beth Glass  |  March 30, 2012 at 3:31 pm   
Linda, love the crossword style title! Your tiles frame the photos so nicely. The added flower embellishments compliment the floral feel of the dress. No doubt it is loved now and to be treasured years from now too....well done!
Posted By: Andrea Fisher  |  March 28, 2012 at 4:14 am   
Great way to capture the detail of the material. I love how you framed the photos.
Posted By: Susan Berry  |  March 27, 2012 at 11:52 pm   
You did a great job. I didn't think it was too busy at all. I thought it flowed very nicely and I too love that you used her dress for the background paper.
Posted By: Dale Hill  |  March 27, 2012 at 11:12 pm   
I like how you made your own background paper with the dress fabric. Great idea! A lovely remembrance of a special event.
Posted By: Sarah Lewis  |  March 27, 2012 at 2:54 pm   
Beautiful Linda! Your Granddaughter WILL cherish this!
Posted By: Diane Williams  |  March 27, 2012 at 2:03 pm   
     

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