I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE how this layout turned out - I think it is my favourite ever that I created using Upsy Daisy Designs.
But have a look for yourself, and see what you think.
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There is actually a story behind this layout concerning its "making-of" story. Believe it or not but this layout went initially into the trash.
I know I wanted to create a flower from a layered, crumpled, misted set of papers cut with the scalloped circle Nestability dies. So that one came first and I hated what I did with it...so much so, that I crumpled it up even more and chucked it in the bin. Then I started to randomly stamp flourishes onto a sheet of paper and thought that the flower may actually look kind neat on top - out of the bin it came.
But for some reason, the flourishes and flower did not work with any of the photographs I had in mind or indeed with any of the ideas I had for a layout. After two hours of shuffling my papers around, I TORE the layout to pieces (including tearing the stamped images) and it went right back in the bin...flower and all.
I just thought that this was not meant to be and admitted defeat. But only one day later inspiration struck: I fished all the pieces of torn paper out of the bin, glued it all together again and started fussy cutting. That was how the above layout came together - once I cut along all the flourishes, the design of the page was just a doddle...weird, hu?
Anyway - after I added some rub ons, bling, mists and ink, I fell in love with the layout and I glad I fished it out of the bin :)