Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Adrian's 12th Birthday Layout

I was invited to be the December guest designer on Stick It Down sketch challenge blog, and the sketch they sent me was a doozy! I had several ideas about how to use this sketch, but I finally settled on scrapping the tons of photos we had taken at my son's 12th birthday party. With the big heart in the center of the sketch, this seemed like a great way to create a photo montage and use lots of pictures.

• I cut a heart on my Cricut using the "fit to page" function, and then used the negative space as a frame for the photo montage.
• I replaced the banner with more photos, and shifted my title to the empty space on the other page.
• On the right side of the page, I added a rectangular photo and journaling mat to balance out the rectangular photos on the left hand page.
• I had to piece together the blue sections of the background because of the heart cut-out in the middle of the layout, so that's why I allowed a piece of the background to show through on my right hand page. Plus it accents the matted photos of my son quite well, don't you think?
• I used no patterned paper on this layout because I didn't want anything competing with all those photos, but I did use a random dot stamp set to add a little texture to the Lagoon cardstock.

The sketch challenge is open until December 31, so be sure to check it out and play along!

The sketch:

My layout:
Itty Bitty Backgrounds stamp set (SU)
Lagoon, Goldrush, Autumn Terracotta, Tulip & White Daisy cardstock
Lagoon, Goldrush & Autumn Terracotta ink
Black marker
Aqua Dots
SIlver bitty brad
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: hearts
Cricut Artiste: title, bow

1 comment:

Angie said...

Very nice layout! I love how you managed to use all the hearts in the template without ending up with a "girly" looking layout.