Sunday, October 25, 2015

We Are Family / A Flair For Buttons

Hey there, friends :)  Today I wanted to share my latest layout for A Flair For Buttons.  I used two flair from the Just Hearts 2 and Tell Your Story 3A Flair sets.  I used the We Are Family collection from Simple Stories, and it is just perfect for documenting those sentimental family photos.  I really liked one of the cut-apart sheets, and I used one of them as part of my title.  I used minimal layering here..just one yellow 3x4 piece and a small bit of blue dotted patterned paper.

I fussy cut the large flower to the right and layered it so it would overlap the edges of the photo.  I also added pop dots to the photo and flower.  This allowed me to add tangled thread very easily.  I did a bit of ink work on the white background...some Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Butter and Mustard Seed through a chevron stencil and then a tad bit of the packaging technique with some light blue gelatos.

This "Our Story" flair button was matched the sentiment I was going for, and it matched the colors in the papers.  I love layering flair on top of flowers or other clustered embellishments.  They really do add such a fun touch to a layout.  Here you can see that I also did a bit of machine stitching with brown thread and added some brown splatters with my Shimmerz in Chocolate Brownie.

Here's a close-up of that fussy cut flower...I recommend always taking a closer look at your busy patterned papers or the cut-apart sheets.  There are almost always images you can cut out and use as embellishments.

I love this set of flair...the hearts are so versatile and can be used on any type of layout.  This one was the exact color I needed, and the heart was perfect.  I finished my title here using stickers from the Sticker Sheet.  I stuck them on top of a label sticker.  I used my craft knife to cut the tops of the hearts so I could overlap them on the letter stickers.  And again, I layered my flair on top of flowers.  My journaling fit perfectly right under all of that.

Here's one more look at the background work.  I love how it fades away...that is easily created by how far you hold your spray bottle as you spray it over the stencil.

Here are the flair sets I pulled from:

 Be sure to check out the A Flair For Buttons shop on'll be blown away at all the amazing flair!  Shelley is currently on vacation and the shop is temporarily closed until November 5th.  Keep checking back :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day :)

1 comment:

  1. Stunning layout as always Missy! I love your watercolor and stencil work!