For today's post, I was able to wrap up a few challenges in one layout (I just love when it works out like that). For the theme of this page I played along with These Are A Few of My Favorite Things challenge blog. They are having a HUGE celebration over there with lots of prizes and all you have to do is make a project with your favorite shoes!
I used this week's Sketchy Thursdays sketch for my layout. I pretty much followed the sketch exactly because it really worked for this page.
And the last challenge is from Practical Scrappers, where they want you to bust out your eyelets and put them to use.
I used a solid, dove gray card stock for my background that I embossed using my Pebbles baby stencils to make the little foot prints ( I actually have a YouTube video for how to do this HERE) I splashed the background with some tutti fruiti Glimmer Mist (which it was so difficult for me to do, I was sooo worried I was going to mess it up) Then I sprayed all over the background with dazzling diamonds glimmer mist.
The title is part stamped pink acrylic paint with my Pebbles foam stamps and the "shoes" part is just hand written and heat embossed with some vanilla embossing powder.
The flowers are Prima Sprites and I attached them with a couple of pink eyelets.
I added a little journaling block at the top right corner which reads: "My favorites shoes weren't actually mine. They were Marlee's very first pair. Sure she had cutesy baby booties type shoes, But these were her first "real" walking shoes.
For my photo, I edited it on Picnik to make it all black and white except for the little pink flower accents.