Sometimes I design scrapbook pages for fun, but sometimes I have an idea or message I want to express.  

And this is one of those layouts where I wanted to say to girls of all ages, “Don’t listen to the ‘beast’ inside. Be yourself and be beautiful!”

The story behind this photo and layout is posted on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Crafty Power Blog.  Click HERE if you would like to read more about this special girl in the photo and why I made a scrapbook page just for her.

For my design, I followed the July sketch by Sue Sykes for the Canadian Scrapbooker Sketchy gallery

I used a combination of two Pink Paislee collections:  Cottage Farms and Luxe.  

Luxe has gorgeous metallic embellishments and papers.  I also posted a card made with Luxe on the Crafty Power blog last month.  Click HERE if you’d like to take a look.

Some close-ups…

The Luxe collection includes packages of metallic arrows, hearts and stars.  Fun!
The butterfly and circles are from a package of die cut ephemera in the Cottage Farms collection.
This circle chipboard element is actually flipped over from its metallic gold side.

I kept my design fairly simple, similar to the sketch, because I wanted the photo to take centre stage.  Hopefully, this 13-year-old will ignore the ‘beast’ and see herself as the ‘beauty’ she truly is.

9 Comments on Beauty and the Beast

  1. Monica
    July 3, 2013 at 8:39 am (3 years ago)

    I love this wonderful message. Your layout speaks volumes.

  2. Alison
    July 3, 2013 at 9:59 am (3 years ago)

    Beautiful layout Kelly, and wonderful message!


  3. carlies
    July 3, 2013 at 12:55 pm (3 years ago)

    Beautiful picture and design is also a beauty

  4. Charlotte Brochu
    July 3, 2013 at 2:12 pm (3 years ago)

    Gorgeous layout! I love how the focus remains on the beautiful photo!

  5. Kimberly Kett
    July 4, 2013 at 4:46 am (3 years ago)

    Kelly this is GORGEOUS!! I love the softness of it!!

  6. Sandra D
    July 4, 2013 at 9:29 am (3 years ago)

    Kelly, this layout is simply lovely! The papers were the perfect background for that stunning photo.

  7. Sharon Fritchman
    July 4, 2013 at 5:49 pm (3 years ago)

    Kelly! I love the message behind your amazing page – for girls and women of all ages! I love your beautiful page, pretty photo (yes, please tell her she is so pretty!!!) and gorgeous design! thank you so much for sharing this today! Hope all is well with you!

  8. Keren Tamir
    July 4, 2013 at 8:02 pm (3 years ago)

    this is a very pretty LO Kelly!! love it!

  9. Michelle
    July 9, 2013 at 7:23 pm (3 years ago)

    love this Lo and love the message behind this Lo !


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