Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Happy Trails

This is probably not the kind of layout you might expect to see with papers in wintery shades of blue & white (and pops of cardnial red) - but this is what I did with the WinterSong papers from SEI:
I started last month challenging myself to only use pictures I already have printed, in the size I have - no enlargements - so when I was flipping through my photo albums, I was thrilled to see how well these pictures of a hike in October of 1993 worked with the papers in this month's kit.

Here's a quick design tip for you...before I start cutting up beautiful (and expensive) scrapbook paper, I sometimes make a photocopy and work with that instead.
I get to play around with placement without having to worry about messing up the original.

I created the heart shape frame out of a light blue vellum, which I heat embossed with a leafy branch pattern in white so that it matched one of the background papers.
The title was cut with the Cricut Stone Script cartridge.
I turned a Jenni Bowlin mini calendar card into a journaling block. I traced it and adhered the matching shape along the top edge only. I scored it along the top of the calendar design so that it would be easy to lift the flap.

The last detail I added is dimension - pop dots are always in my scrapbooking supplies.

Prior to October, when we started using page maps for our DT Customer challenge, I had never used a page map. I am sorry I waited so long! This layout was inspired by a page map by a talented scrapbooker and sketch artist named Beggahuna. It made the process of putting together this layout so much faster than if I was just working from scratch.

I hope you all have picked up a copy of our December Page Map (by Sharon Mozer) and started on this month's challenge. I used her page map to create a 2 page layout. You will see the results on the 9th!


Robin Shakoor AKA Loves2Create said...

I am a big fan of Beggahuna's. She is the sketch artist for a team that I design for, so I have used her sketches several times. You did a beautiful job.

SharonVM said...

What a great non-Christmas, non-winter layout for all of those who struggle with using themed paper. I just love that heart! Definitely going on my "scraplift list" along with that Turtle layout from September!

Skye said...

Beautiful! I love the colors for this page. And thanks for the photocopy tip!