I knew I wanted to do a layout about "My Rosie" when I put up the prompt some weeks ago and even moved her into my room and took some photos. But it took me some time to get around to putting my plan into action!
So when the February Scrapabilly Kit des Monats (find out all about this and the other two kits over on my personal blog here along with the remaining four layouts I made using the kit) landed at my door, I just knew that the gorgeously pretty papers would be perfect to document my pretty cow!
The journalling says it all but in case you can't read it - we went on holiday to Austria and stayed in a beautiful, traditional alpine hotel which was friendly and welcoming and just like staying with friends. They had a sweet souvenir shop which I checked out and promptly fell in love with Rosie (I named her there and then!) but I didn't buy her, merely dropping huge hints to my husband that I loved her. Imagine my disappointment the next morning when I realised that she wasn't there in the shop any more :-( I was truly sad but there'd been a family in the shop at the same time and I assumed that they'd bought her. Of course, I should have known better! On the last day of our trip, Rosie was presented to me as a parting gift! He'd gone down to get her that very evening and she'd been hidden in his brother's room the whole week.
Now that's what I call a happy ending!
For this layout, I got very creative and actually also met the prompt WM#84 - be inspired by the trend for ombré with my misting.
I had a spotty background cut by the cameo that I used as a mask and selected three different pinks and a reddish mist for the custom background. I don't get messy and wet very often on my pages these days - apart from a little splatting - and am really happy with the effect this gave it. And the paper didn't warp so much either which is a double win in my book.
You can get a better look at the missing here - I did add some gold splats on top too just for good measure! I added in the glitter washi tape to the kit to give it some extra bling. You can find the washi in the Scrapabilly shop here.
Don't forget to check in every day this week to see how Whimsical Musings is celebrating its 200th prompt. There's going to be WM friends sharing layouts and there's a chance to win some goodies too.
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