For my design team layouts this month I recieved the absolutely stunning 'Nutcracker Sweet' papers from Graphic 45. These are a christmas themes collection but as both my girls are dancers I used the papers to do pages about dance.
For my first page I chose one of my favourite photos of Sophie with her grade 1 ballet class. I used a full sheet of Nutcracker paper for my background and I sprayed over it using masks and a doily to create an interesting pattern. I layered various assorted pieces of paper under the photo along with the doily that I had used as a mask when inking the background. I machine sewed messy circles around my page's focal point before adding some Prima flowers and bling to embellish the layout. I finished with a 'Thickers' title and some fussy cut ballerinas. Oh, and ofcourse there are a few strips of Washi tape along the edges (I don't seem to beable to design without washi tape right now :)
Almost all of the items for both these pages are available at Scottie Crafts - along with a whole lot more for you to drool over! Have a great week :)