Hi all! I have a new layout to share! I've had a little time to work on some old photos. This little guy just turned 5 last month! I am getting close to finishing his baby book though! ;)
I was inspired by this week's Got Talent Challenge at My Scraps and More. The challenge was to make a custom title, no letter stickers allowed! I love getting creative with my titles, so this was right up my alley! I cut the word "You're" using my Cricut and the "Makin' the Grade" cartridge. For the word "One" I used a watercolor pencil and a water pen to write the word and then hand cut it out.
My papers were from the Bella Blvd "Tiny Tots" collection, but I pulled embellishments from several other places.
I was also inspired by Bitten by the Bug 2's challenge this week which was to use a birthday cake on your project. I found this cut on the "Stretch Your Imagination" cartridge. Most of it was cut from patterned paper, but I liked the grey and white star pattern from my washi tape, that I covered a piece of white cardstock with that and cut out one of the layers. For the "frosting", I used some Liquid Pearls.
I used the packaging "smushing" technique around my focal point photo and in the bottom left corner to add the blue and green to the page. I love the controlled mess I get with this technique! As you can see in the photo below, I outlined the word "You're" with a blue pen to make it stand out a bit more. This was a layout that I ended up having to move things after I stuck them down. The big white and orange star started in the bottom right cluster and I was going to put the cake die cut near my title. Once I had it on the page, I realized that all of the photos of the actual cake were near the title, so having the die cut there seemed redundant. So I peeled up the foam adhesive on the big star and moved it to the top and put the cake in the bottom right corner. After I thought I had finished the layout, I decided that the title area and the bottom left cluster needed some of the darker blue, so I punched a couple of stars from the dark blue paper and added those.
Patterned Paper- Bella Blvd., Echo Park
Stickers- Bella Blvd. October Afternoon
Tape- October Afternoon
Wood Veneers- Adornit
Brads- Crate Paper, My Mind's Eye
Ink- Ranger, October Afternoon
Watercolor Pencil- Staedtler
Punch- EK Success
Cartridges- Makin' the Grade, Stretch Your Imagination
Texture Paste- Golden
Enamel dots- October Afternoon
Mask- Crafter's Workshop
Liquid Pearls- Ranger
Glossy Accents- Ranger