Monday, June 1, 2015

Royal Golden Layout

Hi everyone! It is June and summer begins. I am enjoying the amount of light we have, with only a few hours of darkness during the night. This week at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog we have a royal challenge. Think gold, crowns, royal colours, etc. Lots of options!

I had the perfect photo for this challenge. After a visit to the royal castle, Anton wanted king dress out clothes and my mom made it for him. On Easter, Swedish children dress out like little sweet witches, it is on old tradition. They knock on people's doors and often hand out Easter cards and get sweets back. Anton had made some really nice cards using my supplies - Prima flowers, beads, stamping etc. But we didn't have a magician outfit, and no traditional basket. Instead, he used his king clothing and we tied feathers to his Halloween basket. He had a great time. 

There is a bunch of royal inspired items on this layout: gold, more gold, stars, and a crown. I used Tim Holtz Motif cardstock for my background, which has an embossed pattern that resisted the Distress Spray Stain misted on top. 

I misted the background with Tarnished Brass and Mowed Lawn. When dry, it was also stitched on my sewing machine. The prize ribbon was die cut from Silver Deco sheet, Kraft-Core Metallic Core'dinations paper and white cardstock. The sentiment was done with rub-ons and a ChitChat sticker.

The stars were die cut from gold and silver Deco Sheets and I cut thin strips of the Metallic cardstock to use along the edges of the layout.

A die cut frame became the home for a stamped sentiment. The photo was matted on white cardstock, and gold Deco Sheet, the panel opens and there are more photos and journaling underneath. 

I die cut a film strip and a ticket strip from white cardstock and stamped tickets on the latter. The label and sentiment comes from the Simple Sayings set. The crown was gold embossed and cut out.

I die cut the title from mat board and added rub-on numbers. A fleur-de-lis was also gold embossed.

Make a project for this week's challenge and you have a chance of winning a $50 gift voucher from Simon Says Stamp.

Thank you for visiting!

Happy Crafting!




  1. You always have the best photos for the challenge and this is no exception! Anton looks so handsome in his cape and crown. A very regal layout with all the gold and details.

  2. Completely ADORABLE - is he just the cutest or what?!!! What a great memory and wonderful layout! Hugs. j

  3. I remember this photo! A great project to inspire...especially with his royal cuteness!

  4. Adorable layout! Love all the spritzes of color in the background!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  5. This is such a fun and lovely layout, Anna-Karin. Love all the beautiful gold elements. :)

  6. Such an adorable photo, which works so well for this challenge and so well with the gorgeous background and wonderful embellishments ~ fabulous, as always! :)

  7. Gorgeous layout, Anna-Karin! Love the picture, Anton looks like royalty! The spray splatters are amazing! Hugs, Sandra

  8. How absolutely adorable is this picture?? I love how you always make people and their emotions the focal point of your pieces even though you have such mastery over backgrounds and techniques. You really honor family and I think that's a great part of your aesthetic.

  9. Adorable!!! I love the photo and the pretty way you added all the metallics makes it really fit for this cute little prince! The resist papers make each page so unique and personal. So much fun to create too.
    Thank you for sharing the LO and the how tos! :)


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