I had my monthly workshop over the weekend and managed to mostly finish 3 layouts. I got them to the point at the workshop where all I needed to finish them was my titles - these I do at home where I can use my Silhouette Cameo.
Well today, I took the time to design, cut and add my titles to my layouts. I also worked on another cardstock house ready for my Christmas Village at the end of the year. A couple of weeks ago I made my first building for the village which was the school. Today was a house. I might do the church next.
Anyway, here are my three layouts. Firstly I put together this layout of my daughter taking part in a busking competition at the beginning of the year. I wanted to do something a bit different with my layout so went for a colour blocking style of layout. So pretty much the whole layout is covered with different sizes of cardstock and pattern paper cut into rectangles. The plain Bazzill Calypso cardstock I embosses using a music embossing folder. I am really pleased with how this page came together. Sometime working with a landscape photo and a portrait photo can be difficult to find a way to display them creatively on a layout. I like how these compliment each other without having to be beside each other.
My next layout was when my eldest daughter visited my pen-pal and his wife last year and they visited the Cheesecake Factory. As big fans of the TV program 'The Big Bang Theory' this was a fun visit. Apparently their slices were huge and my daughter shared her piece with her best friend that also traveled with her last year. I am looking forward to maybe making a visit for myself next year - we will see. For the four small photos in the middle I just cropped two photos and mixed them up together. I like the use of the two pattern paper circles. I am also trying to experiment and play a little more with my titles and using more than just one font to give a fun looking title.
My last layout I really stepped out of my comfort zone and created a sun-rays with pattern paper. This was fun as I just cut some pattern paper and just trimmed blue each strip then placed those on my cardstock, then measured the gaps between each piece and cut strips accordingly. I am very pleased with the out come. I adhered all the strips in place so they hung off the edge of the layout and once happy with there placement I trimmed off the excess. My daughter really loved this wee little dog. He was a bundle of energy and morning kisses - what a great way to wake up in the morning LOL!
Well during the rest of this week I am hoping to get some more colouring of stamps done so will do a post on my next colouring project. Until then ...
Let's get creative!