Contest Entry for Scrapbooks, Etc. Summer Challenge: Scraplifting Layout Contest

Here is my entry:

Not sure why I decide to take this challenge- very unlike me to get it together enough to finish a layout and actually enter something :-)
I am still bitter about not winning anything in the Spellbinders die cut contest last month.

There is still time to enter Contest by Scrapbboks,etc . Idea is to Scraplift a page layout with your own twist. They have had 10 contest- one each week. Ahh- know I know why I entered- it was a contest over 10 weeks I entered the last contest on the LAST day.

Here is the original photo they want you to scraplift from:

I am quite happy with result- it is one of my favourite photos of my kids and I like the way layout turned out. I used Basic Grey Euphoria Papers, lots of die cuts and letter from my Quickutz Silhouette machine and got pretty crafty with inks and paints.
I absolutely ADORE this line of paper. Never thought I would get excited about plum and ice blue together but it works for me!

I kept curved lines at top from original layout. Instead of felt boats I used 3 other elements : pieced flowers, flourish and tag/journaling . Instead of stitching along paper edge I used small flowers to accent.
Changed title words and used paper instead of chipboard.

You can rate/vote/comment on my layout at Scrapbooksetc.on their site here: http://my.scrapbooksetc.com/app/sharemy/photoDetails.jsp?photoId=274700287

My work area was a disaster after making this:

messy craft area

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