The You are my Sunshine layout was a design I posted back in July of 2013 and it is one I did when I was playing around with the Samantha Font that everyone so loves. I really had a hard time finding pictures I wanted to use when I got ready to cut this layout this weekend. Finally I went to my daughters album that has her baby pictures in it and as soon as I saw these to pictures I knew they were perfect!
The papers are from the Basic Grey Picadilly collection and the main reason I chose it was because of the yellow and orange hues I needed fo the sun rays. I think the dark pattern paper that came in the collection was perfect for matting the photos and I generally don't use a pattern paper fo that purpose because I always feel like it is a waste of beauty to cover it up but I decided to live on the edge this time *okie feels quite proud of her ability to take such major risks in her life*. I did cheat a bit and used the stickers in the collection for the date in the bottom right hand corner.
Here is a close up of one of the butterfly's and a swash from the Samantha font collection. I cut the butterfly out of orange and red and layered it. I used some fine wire to make the antenna and then used my Tim Holtz tiny attacher and stapled them to the white shadow, this way the butterfly covered up the wire and staples. There is mounting foam between the orange and red layers to give them dimension. The body is Black Diamond Stickles. Little story there...I went to use the Stickles and the bottle was almost empty and I kept shaking it hoping to get a little out and it was actually dried up. I was about ready to freak out when I looked down and had a brand new bottle! I told my friend Carmen "yeah people think I hoard supplies but I call it being prepared!".
I had posted the sun rays on Facebook because Carmen wanted to see what they looked like and my friend Amy said "I can never get those to line up" and I replied "Surely you don't think I did them without a cutting file" to which she posted "I should have known" *okie wonders why anyone would ever try to cut something by hand when they certainly have capable machines to do so*. I used my white Signo UM-153 gel pen to add some stitches on the rays and the sun pieces.
Oh the title is glittery because I ran it upside down through my Xyron and then added Doddlebug Sugar Coated glitter. To me that is a lot cheaper than buying $2 a sheet glitter paper. Plus, if you mess up you aren't out as much money *okie hates making mistakes with specialty papers*.
I had made the file available before without the title but the file now contains the title and as promised I have added the download for the SVG version as well.
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