Photo of my mother that was taken about 2 1/2 years ago (Sept 2008 and she was 83 at the time). I used BG's new Hopscotch collection for this layout. I cut the street light with the Silhouette and highlighted with a gold pencil (Prisma colors). I used a brown mat to fram the photo, then used the reverse side to make the squares under it. I round the corners of all the squares and inked them. I did a little faux stitching in the upper left corner of the solid blue background and added three teal bling. The pink scalloped border was punched with an EK Success punch, then topped with a strip of blue that I also "stitched" on. I added a 3-D paint dots to the scalloped edge. The flowers on the bottom left are a stamp from Flourishes, that I stamped in brown then colored with my Prisma pencils. I tried a new technique (new to me) to shade the flowers using odorless mineral spirits to blend the Prisma pencils. I love the way it turned out!. THEN...I hand cut that bunch of flowers...stamping an additional image and cutting just a few of the flowers to pop dot over the original. Let me tell you...that hand cutting was tedious! Title letters are also from the Hopscotch collection. Journaling strips were printed on the same blue as the large mat and read:
We went up to visit your Grandma in September 2008. While we were there, Betty, Sarah, and I decided to take your Grandma down to Barnesville, Georgia for a little photo shoot. We all tried to dress in matching colors and off we went. Grandma was so much fun to watch. She seemed to really enjoy herself. She even posed for us. At one point during all the photo taking, she commented that she had never had a photo shoot before. What a great time we had!