Sunday, November 25, 2012


Compared to my last couple layouts, this one is rather stark, but I had a great time putting it together.  It's for Pretty Little Studio's current sketch challenge. 

This was a photo I 'rescued'.  When I took it, it came out really dark, but I played with the brightness/contrast a little and this is what I got.  I really like the kind of halo/glow effect around Carina, and the expression on her face. 

I took it much less literally than I usually do.  I used my new Mama Elephant Trifecta stamp set (I think this is going to be one of my favorites), and a blend of stamping and pieced triangles to add some color/pattern.  The title was cut using the Cricut Artiste cartridge.  I also inked the edges of my photo....something I don't normally do, but especially with all the white on this layout, I think it makes the photo pop.

Have a great end to your weekend!

Supplies Used
Paper/Cardstock:  CTMH - White Daisy, Black, and Holiday Red cardstock; Pretty Little Studio - April Showers patterned paper
Stamps:  Mama Elephant - Trifecta
Ink:  CTMH - Black and Desert Sand; Hero Arts - Bubble Gum
Other:  CTMH - Cricut Artiste cartridge, Bonding Memories Adhesive; Black Pigma Micron Pen; Tombow - Mono Adhesive; Kuretake - Glue Pen


  1. Hello Miriam,

    I must say, this page is one of my Favorites!
    I find it to be absolutely perfect!
    edgy and timeless, so well balanced and what an adorable picture!
    So happy you rescued it!


  2. Love how you used Trifecta. I may have to break down and buy that set now. Great graphic layout!

  3. Love this CAS layout Miriam. Love it all!!!!

  4. This is BEAUTIFUL!! I loveeeeeeeee that photo and loveeeeeeeeeeeee all the triangles!!!

  5. wowza...that's some fine stamping! love the layout!