Friday, June 15, 2012

Real Layouts!

Who knew?

Some of these are duplicates of project life, but I wanted to write a little more and play a little more.
I made a mosaic of the new One Story Down block party papers and used the silhouette to cut out some hexagons.  I tried them on a plain blue patterned paper with some squirrel pictures but, to quote a friend and wise scrapbooker, they were just floating in space.  Enter this MME hexagon paper.  Then I watched a Shimelle video (I usually never watch videos) and everything sort of fell into place. I knew I wanted to use those mistable hexagons with my stamps, so I layered those on as well.  I loved the look of Shimelle's wooden title as well, but ended up softening it with a bit of lullaby thickers as well (and there are a ton of new lullaby thickers in the shop now!).  I used this perforated JBS receipt paper to anchor it and hold my journaling.  I stamped some new Hey Day stamps along the bottom in grey as well. 

Next up is a dodecahedron page.  (Laugh! Dang it, laugh!)

Or just this page.
With rub-on stitching.

And, without.

I think the difference is pretty striking.  I had gotten a huge pile of scraps out before I got June's Studio Calico kit arrived in an effort to go through my stash a bit.  I had sequestered most of the girly, pinky papers for Nandini's first birthday layouts (most of which are a swirly, twirly, overstyled mess).   I was left with this lovely pile of green, blue, yellow and grey.  I was also dying to use my new Stepping Stone alphas, so I added a subtitle.  Technically, summer doesn't start until June 21, and I don't like to wish away spring! The bright die cuts are from a Little Butterfly Wings set at One Story Down.  Probably one of my favorites for creating my own embellishments/titles.

I used a black silhouette sketch pen with a sketch font (Made with B). I turned thought bubbles into teal clouds from the hey day stamps again.  I needed two different shades of old Amy Tangerine thickers to get enough letters for this title.  I colored them both in fountain pen ink to match.  I merged the free herringbone shape from Silhouette with another OSD patterned paper.  Once I figured out how to do that, the rest came together rather easily.  I have this picture in project life, but I talk about something a little different here.

Next time I'll share some Nandini layouts, promise!


  1. these are wonderful!!!! love the hexagons :)

  2. Great pages I too LOVE the hexagons!! TFS :)

  3. Fun pages! Love those stamped clouds!

  4. I LOVE all the color. <3 I think my favorite is the last one; its super striking and I can't stop going back to look at it! <3

  5. What a wonderful graphic style you have! To answer your question, the mini album was definitely faster than a layout. I didn't have to worry about design, just stuck as much as could into the space.

  6. Your work is so beautiful! Have a great weekend!

  7. I love all of these, but that top one just took my breath away!!

  8. WHAT? These are AWESOME!!! LOVE that last page!!!! The first page with the hexagons is fantastic as well- are those run ons??? They look great! Beautiful colorful work!

  9. Umm so I just read over the whole pot HA! on the over styled comment! I feel exactly the same way! I just go ahead and use the bright colors for my Lola pages- I know she's a girl! I don't need the paper to scream about it. :) All three pages here are AMAZING- pinned!

  10. Your layouts are all very lovely! Wonderful job on Shimelle's challenge! :)

  11. what a gorgeous colorful layouts!! happy sunday!

  12. Gorgeous LO! TFS and have a great week!


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