Monday, October 15, 2012

Graphic 45 Birdsong Layouts with Hidden Tag - October Challenge

 I love the Birdsong Collection and thought it was perfect for the pictures I took at Van Dusen Botanical Gardens this summer.  The building had the most amazing architectural details etched into the roof. It easily makes one stand and dream of happiness, love and harmony.
 The papers from the Birdsong Collection were so easy to use for embellishments. I cut some of the lanterns from one of the pieces of paper, punched a hole at the top and added black twine to make them look like they were hanging in front of the building. Covering some of the chipboard buttons that Graphic 45 has makes a coordinating embellishment for my layout.
 Behind the photo I added a hidden tag with a poem that was on a plaque in front of the structure. I just loved what it said and wanted to keep it with the photo so I made a tag using it.  Before you place your layout in the page protector remove the tag, once in the page protector cut with a sharp pair of scissors or and xacto knife right on the edge of the photo and just wide enough to place the tag back in behind the photo mat. I love hidden pieces that become interactive, don't you?
 I wanted to give you a closer look at the tag and of course the poem that was shared on the sculpture.
 My companion layout is made using the same papers and continuing the lanterns cutouts being hug by the twine and placed on pop dots.
 Did you notice the paper doilies and butterflies on each page. The doilies are found in your cake decorating section of your favorite craft store and my butterflies are cut from The Old Curiosity Shoppe Butterflies Specifics paper, folded at the wings and added to both pages so that they look like they are flying. I inked all of the pieces including the doilies with Chestnut Roan Ink from Colorbox.
I hope you enjoyed the layouts and try your had at adding hidden elements to your pages. Hugs Pammejo

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