I rarely use sketches, but enjoy them when I do. Did you happen to stop by write.click.scrapbook. on Scrapbook Saturday? I created this layout using the sketch by Diane Payne based on an Amy Coose's layout from her recent blogging week.
Finally a big enough snow for the girls to build a snowman. So, out we went bundled up and still in our pajamas, for a little fun. They build a snowman. Scout tried to herd the snowball slash snowman. Mommy took photos of it all.
I'm not yet sure how I feel about this layout. There's ALOT of pattern, which I'm somewhat intimidated by when creating layouts...but not mini books for some reason and it confuses me as to what the focus is. My eye wanders. Well, a story has been told and it will remain as is. I had hoped that the addition of the dark gray textured cardstock would help to calm the layout.
The chevron paper strip below is cut from the title strip at the bottom of the cardstock. Don't throw it away...recycle it! And see how bright the strip of decorative tape on the right looks compared to the small swatch on the left? Karen Grunberg, a My Mind's Eye Design Team buddy, shared on the MME blog last week that she places two layers of decorative tape on some items to increase the color impact.
Everything I used is from My Mind's Eye, with the exception of the red washi tape and the yellow doily.
I learned this thrifty tip from Tina Walker, we're both on the My Mind's Eye Design Team...trim away the chipboard skeleton from the 12x12 chipboard elements sheets when you're finished. One side is already sticky and then just add adhesive to add it to your layout or mini album. Saves on foam dots and works really well for larger pieces like this cardstock element I trimmed from a journaling card.
And if I've made a bit of a mess with some pretty paper, I might as well do a layout for each of them, right?
Working on the introduction of a new monthly feature and can't wait to have all the details worked out so I can tell you all bout it!