Yay for bright, happy, and fun layouts! This week, Jen and I are taking our inspiration from Nancy Damiano. I found a page of hers I absolutely loved and thought I would use it as a starting point for my own layout. I was drawn to the rainbow colours, the grid style layout, and the use of frames. You can watch my process on video here. Please scroll down for close ups and a full picture of my creation! Don’t forget to also check out what Jen has come up with here.
There’s something very joyous and fulfilling making layouts about children. It is most likely because we know we are capturing a fleeting moment, that they grow so fast, and they will change with each passing week. Already looking at pictures from 12 months ago, I’m still astounded at the differences that manifest with each change in season. I had these photos of my nephew from 2013 and just adore how he is laughing in them. He seriously has the cutest giggle – I wish I could scrapbook sounds! You can find my process video here.
Time for another weekly CSI challenge submission! When I saw the colours for this weeks challenge, I was so exited. I LOVE brown, pink & teal together, though I haven’t actually used them on my pages together very often. I didn’t think I had a lot of the beautiful, deep teal in my stash, but did manage to find a few bits and pieces to add to the page.
After picking out a photo of me and my twin sister on our first day at a new school, I found a wood veneer title which I really wanted to use. I coloured it a soft blue, and added a beige sticker underneath to complete the title. I also layered the title over a globe I fussy cut from a 3×4 card from the Close to my Heart – Picture my Life Collection.
I had a lone flair from a haul I had purchased from Two Peas in a Bucket before they closed, and both the colour and the woodgrain detail went with the case file. I added the chipboard heart to the page at the last minute and really like how it ended up tying the embellishment cluster together.
One of the journaling prompts was to write about school. I made mention of this in what I wrote, but also focused on meshing the title with my words as well. My journaling reads: Being a twin meant never having to face anything by myself. This was very handy for those big, daunting moments, like our first day of school. Being a twin also meant we had to wear badges with our initials so that the teachers could tell us apart!
Hello, and welcome if you have joined me on this blog hop from Eli at Scrap-Colors. We are celebrating the re-launch of Sketches in Thyme, and as part of the Creative Team, we are sharing our layouts with you based on the first sketch challenge by Bev Code. Here is the sketch, along with my layout based on the sketch:
I kept the photo layout, title placement, and vertical and horizontal elements to the background papers. I used the Teresa Collins – Something Wonderful Collection as well as a few pieces from my stash. I did bring the journaling closer to the photos, and used circular embellishments in place of flowers & hearts.
Because I am in the picture with my nephew, I didn’t want the layout to be too biased towards masculine or feminine touches, so tried to strike a balance between the two by using pink, red, and blue, circles and stripes, and sequins and brads.
I do find at the moment my biggest challenge is coming up with great titles for my layouts – If any one knows any resources please leave me a comment so I can get some inspiration! However, on this page, the smiling and laughing in the photos made for an obvious choice.
Now for the exciting part – what you can win! To be eligible for our September Prize Pack, you will need to follow the Sketches in Thyme blog, and play along with both of our September challenges (the next sketch will be released on the 15th September). Check out this huge haul:
Next stop on this blog hop is over to the talented Karen at Sit, Scrap, and Relax! I hop you will take the time to check out all the design teams creations, and submit your own layouts based on our sketch to be in to win the fabulous prize above. I know you are just going to love all the sketches we have coming up! Here’s a last look at my contribution.
This layout was a bit different for me, as it started with an embellishment. I had a pack of Pink Paislee – Hey Kid – Subway Flags and saw one that completely summed up one of my nephews. The rest of the layout fell in to place really easily, so maybe I should start with an embellishment more often! If you can still find the flags, I would definitely grab a pack, as they are just adorable and even brought a wee tear to my eye. My sister is a Close to my Heart Demonstrator, and once I knew I wanted to use the flag, I found a paper collection from CTMH called Free to be Me, which was a limited edition pack, and worked perfectly with the colours in the flag.
I didn’t end up doing any journaling on this page as the flag did it all for me. Easy! I love the picture I found of us as he looks so joyful & energetic, which fits in well. I also found some transparent stars in my stash that I had had for ages, and placed them around the page, to mirror the stars on the flag.
Continuing with stars, I also found these black star shaped paper clips. I layered with a doily & some transparencies from Websters Pages – Recorded Collection, and also some circles cut from a Pink Paislee – Hey Kid – Hula paper.
This layout is really colourful compared to what I usually do, but I adore it. I finished off with 2 different colours of mists, sequins, and enamel dots.