September GDT: Jill Keller.

Hello Everyone!  Jill Keller back with another layout featuring the September 2016 kits!

 This week I am focusing on the background cut file designed by Kim Watson.  I adore those birds on wires and I thought it would be a perfect background for a photo of my girly and her little school friend.
Learning to Fly by Jill Keller
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I used two Maggie Holmes papers for the background, cutting the birds from the pink paper and then adhering it to the yellow.  To add detail and texture I stitched along the wires of the die cut with my sewing machine, and then around the entire perimeter of the background die cut.
The photo area consists of a few of the Polaroid frames from another Maggie Holmes paper; I cut the paper apart for my project last week and wanted to use up the rest of the frames.  I added Simple Stories tabs and stitched these pieces with my sewing machine as well.
bird-frame
More Simple Stories die cuts were used to embellish my page, including this little heart that I added between two birds to make them look like lovebirds.
lovebirds
I wanted to use the words, “learning to fly” somewhere on the page because this photo was taken at back to school night, and it just flows nicely with the bird theme.  I used Maggie Holmes gold alphas along another wire in the background to add the phrase, stitching through it with my machine.
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I wanted to add more embellishment to the photo area so I choose the “shine” die cut and added a few more Simple Stories pieces to finish the layout.
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My next project is a quick card I put together, basing it off the large cursive word from the Thickers Blessed pack.  I wanted something inspired by my layout, so I decided to use the cursive word similar to the “shine” die cut from my page.
card
I started by using Distress Inks in Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick and Scattered Straw, along with the Echo Park stencil in the Color Kit.  This provided additional color and detail to the white card base.
I layered another Polaroid frame on top of a Maggie Holmes tag from the ephemera pack, adding one of the exclusive cut files and the words “you are” created with my label maker.  The card sentiment “you are loved” works great for close friends and family.
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