I love it when a photo and a cut file come together perfectly! I created the Graffiti Greetings cut file a while back and knew it would definitely be the one I used for my post, when the time came. I didn't have a certain photo in mind though...until I snapped this photo of our middle daughter playing in the sprinkler earlier this week. She was doing her thing and posing while I snapped photos. I ended up with this one, with her fist up and a determined look on her face! So it ended up being a match made in heaven!
I decided to cut the Let's Do This image, to the full size of my Cameo mat, because I wanted to add my photo behind the "O". The Happy Things collection from Pinkfresh Studio worked really well with the colors in my photo, so I used a multi-colored patterned paper for the background. I used my watercolors to add some color to the cut file and a few of the positive letters, that I added back into the words, once they were painted. I also hand stitched around each of the letters with embroidery floss, to make the words stand out a bit more. Since I had a lot of color on this layout, I kept the embellishments to a minimum and used Black & White, transparent items and wood veneers.
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Supplies: Graffiti Greetings Cut File: The Cut Shoppe; Patterned Paper, Thickers, Wood Veneers, Acetate Triangles, Rubber Charm & Puffy Stickers: Pinkfresh Studio; Flair Button: A Flair for Buttons; Color Shine: Heidi Swapp; Enamel Dots: Freckled Fawn, Die Cut Machine: Silhouette Cameo