Friday, October 22, 2010

Restoration Love

Happy Friday! I am wishing you all a splediferous day! I am sorry I never got to post again yesterday... you know how things get... and then the day is over! Here is the layout that I did yesterday. It is based off of the sketch below. It is for a sketch contest going on over at Crate Paper. I was excited to do this challenge because the sketch is so unique and I knew instantly what paper line I wanted to use: Restoration Collection! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this paper!

Here is my layout:
I used Lace for my foundation. I cut Refinished into a fun shape and inked the edges. I then took Ruffles and cut out the squares and used them to achieve the grid look. Sometimes you have to play a bit... I originally had the 5x5 grid, but then I did 4x4 like the sketch and ended up going back to 5x5. Below are details on my embellishments:

I loved this flower. It is the flower that is on the pattern paper, Slipcover. I cut out three of them: pink, blue, & yellow. I used pop dots to stack them, letting a little of each color show.

Here I used the same paper from above, Slipcover. Using my Tim Holtz Alterations Die Paper Rosette, I cut out and assembled my flower and used a sticker from the sticker sheet for my center.

I used the frame from the sticker sheet to put around my picture, and used journaling stickers for my journaling. We took this picture while we were going through the corn maze. I really like it. The journaling says, Remember Romantic Memories.

I hope you were inspired!

 So... I had an idea a while back that would help be control by scraps better. I hate throwing away scrap paper, but quite frankly, some pieces are just too small or too narrow to keep. But then I think, "it would work for a card..." knowing that I will never dig through my scrap box for it! The idea is: after I complete a layout, make a card right then!!! It is the perfect plan! All your scraps are right there and everything you have out is coordinating! So, I put my plan to action! Here is a card that I made using the scraps from the above layout:

1 comment:

  1. What a great page. I love that you've stuck so closely to the original sketch. You've done a fantastic job of it :-)