Thursday, September 22, 2011

Cheers to 75 Years

I just finished this two page layout yesterday. It works for 3 different challenges too: Back Porch Memories "Use Your Stamps" Journal It challenge, Club CK Issue Challenge #4- use numbers in your title, and Sweet Peach Crop Shop Crop Challenge #2- use numbers on your layout.

I also tried some new (to me) ideas on this layout. I used a layout in the February issue of Creating Keepsakes as inspiration for my layout. That layout used two different patterned papers as the bases for the two pages. While I didn't intend on doing that with this layout, I ended up doing it out of necessity because I couldn't find two sheets of the same patterned paper that worked for this layout. I then used the same color of cardstock across both pages to create continuity between the pages. The other thing that I tried was using a paintbrush with my Glimmer Mist. I'm not sure why I never thought of this on my own, but when I heard the idea on this episode of Paperclipping Roundtable, I was inspired! I used it around the edges of the scalloped circle in my title and the scalloped frame around my journaling. I misted the pieces, but felt like I wanted something a little more drastic around the edges to make them stand out.

Here is another layout I made about a month ago that I never posted. I like to do 6 month recaps for the first 18 months to 2 years of my kids' lives with their major milestones. I always struggle with the design of these and tend to put them off, but I finally got Addy's done (she'll be 3 in a month).

1 comment:

  1. These are fantastic!! I love your 2-pagers...I tend to shy away from them. I LOVE the milestone idea...such cute pics! I love how you use so many photos and still keep it uniform & uncluttered...awesome! Thanks for playing with us at Sweet Peach!