Happy Monday all! It’s a holiday Monday here in Canada, so Happy Victoria Day too!
And here is what I came up with.
This is one of those rare layouts of mine that I felt didn’t need any journaling. The title and her expressions kind of says it all, don’t you think?
I recently went through Shimelle Lain’s Scrapbook Remix class and this layout is one of ones I created as a direct result of her prompts and tips. She challenged us to print off several sets of photos from different events and then go looking for papers to match. Nothing out of the ordinary there, right? Here’s where it was a bit different. We first thought about what patterns and/or colours we were immediately drawn to when we looked at the photos and grabbed those first. Oh, and it was a grab and keep going type exercise. No stopping to think. Just make a pile and move on! I very quickly had 5 layout “kits” and this was one of them. I’ll be sharing the others in later reveals so stay tuned!!
Here are some of the details.
Another way we were challenged was to try to use our papers themselves to create embellishments. These glittered hearts and paisley’s were from one of the papers I’d chosen. The entire sheet wasn’t right for what I wanted to create, but I did love the shapes on it and immediately fussy cut some out to use here.
A few newer Elle’s Studio tags, my title, some rhinestones and this layout was done.
I quite like Shimelle’s idea of “batch scrapbooking” also. I’ve used this a few times recently – for this one and the other 4 layouts I worked on at the same time, to create my layout submissions for an upcoming issue of Scrapbook News and Review and for the sticker challenge I did for Practical Scrappers last week. It may seem like a lot of work to do 4 or 5 layouts in one sitting but it’s really not. And to be honest, I don’t necessarily do it ALL in one sitting. First, pull photos, then papers to go with your photos, then create the base layouts (that’s papers + photos only), then start adding titles, journaling and embellishments. Before you know it, you’ve got several new layouts finished. Several new stories told. And it really doesn’t take you much longer than doing a single layout. I swear! I will break it down for you in a later post, but for now, just trust me!
Okay, now it’s your turn to take Ashley’s sketch and come up with your own version of it. Can’t wait to see what you do! This month you are playing for a prize from 7 Dots Studio. Remember that you need to get 3 out of the 4 sketches completed by the end of the month to be eligible. If you want to be in the running to be chosen as one of our Favs, you need to upload your layout by next Saturday. Good luck and have fun!