Just wanted to share a layout that I completed for the "Get Picky Birthday Celebration". They are celebrating having 1 year of creative fun and challenges. Here is the sketch that all readers were challenged to use in honour of this celebration.
Now I completed this layout while at a crop this weekend, but I just wasn't happy with it. Now my friend Jean will laugh her head off when she see's all the extras that I added. I actually did the page over. I wanted to mist it with Misting Inks and to also cut the size of the sun down. I felt that the orginal page had a focus that was all about that sun in the corner and not the pictures. That wasn't what I was going for. So I cut the sun shape down, spritzed some blue ink around the page and tore the corner to add some more red. Having a page that flows is a key element when scrapbooking and bringing colour across a page does just that. This helps to direct the eye and to focus on the main subject - in this case my sweet boy Noah.
I have to say that this was a labour of love. It took me so long to complete, but I am now finally happy with it. I guess a word to the wise is, if you scrapbook don't ever give it up or put it to one side. Why you might ask? Well because when you get back into to it again, it can take a while for the mojo to set in and it takes so much longer than planned. Lol. Yes, my friend Jean can vouch for my struggle with time and design completion. Lol. It took some time but this page turned out great and now I can add it to my album.
This page was completed using the "Little Boy" paperpack from Echo Park. Also, cloud paper from the "Lime Twist Collection" from My Minds Eye was used, along with the green strip with white stars, which is from the "Super Stud Collection" from Bella BLVD. Cardstock used was Bazzill and inks used to distress edges and sun were Ranger Distress Inks.
For those of you looking for a card today, I am sorry, but I will have one up tomorrow to share. I will be sharing layouts again though for you who scrapbook. I am finally getting back into it again and I really did miss it.
I trust that you are all doing well and enjoying the Autumn weather. I need to get going because I have cards to complete for Hero Arts Card contest. Why not play along there is still time. Until tomorrow.
Hugs & Blessings