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!

12 comments:

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

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

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  3. Fun pages! Love those stamped clouds!

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  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

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  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.

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

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

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  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!

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  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!

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

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

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

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