Thursday, June 23, 2011

Getting from idea to page

Yesterday at around this time, a layout kind of "sprung" to mind.....meaning, I knew in my head what I envisioned it looking like complete, and exactly what I was going to use.
I immediately knew that I wanted tone on tone letters coming out of a Maya Road envelope, and filling out a page. I also knew that I wanted to highlight the initials of my kids by using red.
So, I got started by just putting the envelope on the page, die cutting some letters and scattering them. The plan changed....I decided to then use the negative of the letters, partly because I liked the way it looked and partly, I was a little lazy to keep die cutting.
Everything just went from there. I remembered that little pink card card being in an October Afternoon pack of goodies, and pulled out a few boxes of embellishments.
I have to say, that this layout looks NOTHING like the way I envisioned....BUT, I LIKE IT.

Wishing you all a little inspiration and alot of Sunshine.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Some pretty pink paper from Girls Paperie

WOW....June already? Where is the time going? Life just got really, I mean REALLY busy. It is definitely both my favorite and my worst time of year...only because there is SOOOOO much going on, but also getting ready to wind everything down for the Summer. You know, dance, exams, end of school, being taxi to children....that kind of stuff. Which leaves little time for the leisure, crafting stuff. So here is a layout I did a couple weeks ago using some Girls Paperie Paper (paper which I love).
If I remember correctly, this layout may have started from a sketch, and then kinda worked itself out. I know that I have said before, but sketches are without a doubt my very best starting point, especially when I know I want to do a layout....and don't have a solid idea in mind.

Wishing you all a wonderful last couple of weeks till school is out, and there are no more school lunches to make and pack till September.