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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Belly Dance

Well, I took off a bit from this week’s sketch over at Let’s Scrap.  But that’s what I love about sketches; they’re a great starting point.  This layout took a long time, I really like it but I’m not sure that all the little things I did to it were worth it.  First of all, the redish color paper around the top and sides.  Well it’s a piece of redish cardstock that I took watercolors to in order grunge it up a bit.  I sewed the layers of grassy landscape… and then covered up most of it with the pictures J.  Maybe I should have just glued it down and added some faux stitching at the edges… oh well, it’s done and I do like it.  The pp is Prima, I’ve been hording these sheets, but you can only hord things for so long.  I did some subtle blue misting on the background.  The rainbow rub-on is Fancy Pants, the tree and little owl embellie are Basic Grey.  The flowers are Michaels Recollections brand, and the wooden butterfly is by Kaiser.
And the cutie little pictures are of my little Marin shaking her bootie wearing my belly dance belt.  Wait, you’re asking yourself… did she just say her belly dance belt.  Well yes…  I take a weekly belly dance exercise class.  It’s for women of all shapes, sizes, and ages.  Many of the women advance and end up performing locally but that will never be me… it’s just an enjoyable way to get out and get some exercise, if you can even call it that... it's too much fun.  And it really gives you a good gut work out :).
So head on over to Let's Scrap to see what the rest of the DT did with the sketch.  And don't forget about this April's Eyelet Challenge at Scrapbookers Anonymous and the DT call over there as well!

10 comments:

Sue, a.k.a. midwestgirl said...

Those photos are too cute and I love all the flowers and that butterfly! I think you have a future belly dancer there!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee this!!! I love love love those photos, the STITCHED title, the flowers....girllllll its GORGEOUS! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Lynnda Hosni said...

Lea... I've got to say... I heart this layout a TON!!!... love the rainbow... the photos..the composition is great too...just compliment the pp... and yummy embellishment used too... HAH...now I know... you are a belly dancer how cool is that!!!.... TFS my dear... hugs...xoxo

yyam said...

Wow! Love the great mix of elements and how adorable are those photos!!! :)

Theresa said...

well, the layout is fabulous.. and you make belly dancing sound so much fun. now, wait, just cause I said that doesn't mean I'm gonna do it too.. lol.. I do love the mix of PP and colors on this. so awesome and reminds me of colors I'd see belly dancers wearing.. =)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That is a wonderful layout, and those photos are the cutest!!!!

Anne said...

The hard work was well worth it ! and your blog made me laugh! Not sure you sold the belly dancing to me though !!

Keshet said...

Oh, how cute!

Proteusa said...

So cute! Makes me feel like going to Hawaii :)
Thanks for the comment on my blog really appreciate it :)
Sucker punch was awesome! You should really go see it, and your husband will like it I'm sure :)

Heather Jacob said...

this is such a fun and funky LO ... full of happiness ... love those pics .. hugz x