Cute & Cuddly

This next layout came together so quickly, even with all the little details:

Cute & Cuddly

The picture is of my parents’ dog, Little Bit, doing what he does best – snuggling under the blanket.

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I misted my background with a yellow mist (Tattered Angels). After it was dried, I used my “My Favorite Things” paw print stencil to add textured paws sporadictly (using spackling paste from home depot). The pattern papers, stickers, and die cuts are from Jillibean Soup “Fur Fusion” collection.

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I stitched around the arrows to not only emphasize them, but for ACOT’s Title Challenge, stitching was a requirement. I almost (gasp!) forgot about the stitching until I was almost done with the layout. I didn’t want to re-do anything, so stitching around the arrows seemed to be a good way to go, and I loved how it turned out. The “title” had to be any form of the following words: HUGS, KISSES, COZY, CUDDLE, and/or SNUGGLE. I was going to use “Nice & Cozy” as my title, but as I was digging thru the die cuts, I found the “Cute & Cuddly” instead! Perfect! 🙂

The design is based on Let’s Get Sketchy, February Week 3 Sketch:

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I loved the background work – that is where I got inspired to use my mist and just kind of spray it on, not really caring about exactly where it goes. Instead of triangles, I fussy-cut the diamonds out of pattern paper.

TFL! 🙂