Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Lucky Find

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I have to admit, in my 39 years of life, I have never found a four leaf clover.  And believe me, I have looked!  Well, this past weekend, I was outdoors with the kids and they were picking the little flowers that grow in the clover.  I told our middle daughter to look for a four leaf clover and within 5 seconds, she came running over and said she found one.  And much to my surprise, she certainly did!!  Leave it to a 6 year old!  :)  We had to document the occasion with a photo and even though it's the day after St. Patrick's Day, I am stopping in today to share the layout I created.




I used the Elle's Studio March Limited Edition Kit, along with the Everyday Moments collection.  The March Kit, had just the right tags to go with the clover/St. Patty's Day look on my layout.  I started off by misting the background with a touch of Citron Color Shine to add a little bit of Green to the background paper.  I layered several of the Elle's Studio tags behind my photo and also used some of the Elle's Studio March Cut Files to create positive and negative shapes to use on my page.  I knew I also wanted to use the "Hello" cut files in some way on my layout, so I cut the word in three different sizes and placed them randomly on my page.  Once they were adhered, I hand stitched through each word.  And I actually had my page finished, without the large stitched clover shape, and I kept looking at it and thinking it needed something to finish it off.  The idea of cutting a large clover shape from the cut files, popped in my head, and then I just traced it onto the background and stitched the shape.

We don't really celebrate or do anything special for St. Patty's Day, so I was happy to have a photo that would go along with that theme and work in the Elle's March Kit!

Supplies:  Patterned Paper, Tags, Stamps, Cut Files, March Kit:  Elle's Studio; Wood Veneers:  Pinkfresh Studio; Enamel Dots:  My Mind's Eye & Chickaniddy Crafts; Thickers:  American Crafts; Chipboard Stars & Phrase Stamp:  October Afternoon; Color Shine:  Heidi Swapp; Sequins:  Hip Kit Club 

24 comments:

Mary Ann Jenkins said...

This is such a great layout Ashley! Wow, all that stitching is amazing, another favorite!!!

Sherry Eckblad said...

I have never found one either! Congrats to your daughter and her quick find.
I love this layout and that sewn 4 leaf clover. Your stitching always looks amazing.

Kathy Skou said...

This is just gorgeous Ashley! Love her sweet smile!!

Sheila Burns said...

Love this layout! The stitched clover is awesome---lucky little gal :)

Missy Whidden said...

How neat! This is adorable, Ashley...I love the big stitched shamrock in the background and the die cuts. Love the green & blue splatters, too! Awesome page :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

That is so AWESOME!! I loveeeeeeee your lo! LOVING that stitched clover and loving that adorable photo!!!

~amy~ said...

Super SWEET

Diana Waite said...

what a special memory preserved--GREAT layout!!

Miriam Prantner said...

This layout is just so sweet and perfect! Wonderful blend of misting, stamping, stitching and a great memory!

Rose said...

lucky her!!! :) in 54 years i have never found one either!! lol
perfect layout girl :)

Lynn said...

What a fun layout!! Love all the fun elements and I love the big clover! Yeah for finding a four leaf one!

Chelsea said...

I love the stitched four leaf clover!

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

This is just fabulous, Ashley!!!

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Lucky little girl! :) Love the stitched clover on here and the other bits of stitching too, Ashley. Another fabulous layout!

Sarah said...

wow! I've never found one either! Lucky girl! Love the layout! The stitching over the title is awesome and I always love what you do with your negative shapes!

Annette Allen said...

DANG this is amazing.. girl.. you have done it again.. i love it

Becki Adams said...

What a lucky little lady! This is an incredible layout! I adore the stitching! Beautiful!

Lynette said...

What a lucky little girl. I love the 4 leaved clover stitched on your background.

Monique Liedtke said...

Gorgeous!!! LOVE your stitching!!

yyam said...

Oh my. Lucky girl! This layout is fantastic. Love how you played with the clover motif.

Debbie P said...

How fun is this story! Love the photo and love your layout!

Patricia Roebuck said...

I love all this Irish and this is adorable! Love all the bits and the large shamrock!

Margaret said...

Fantastic page and the stitched clover was a wonderful addition! I love the use of the positive and negative cuts!

csewy-csescrap13 said...

The perfect layout for your sweet photo! Love the stitched clover and the "hello" titles!