These three layouts are for A's baby book. I wasn't sure where to go with this one at first with the patterned paper. However, I decided to just mat the photos and added a few little brads and left it at that. I didn't want to overdo it.
This layout combines two challenges. One was a sketch challenge from a Page Maps sketch. And the other was a Mad Libs challenge, both over at Club CK. I was given the colours of yellow, blue and black, I had to use stitching and flowers and use the word "street" on my layout. I had these pics of a trip to the zoo that I thought would work well for the challenge. The toughest part was trying to work the word into my title. No matter what I thought of, I couldn't think of how to work street in. But I used calle, the Spanish word for street, and it worked well since we were at a zoo in Chile.
The paper is much more yellow in real life, not sure why it's so washed out. I did blue and yellow zig zag stitching near the title and at the bottom. I chalked the flowers and edged them in black chalk. I had blue and white glittery brads that I thought would be perfect in the bubble borders. So, I chalked the white ones yellow and voilà! The centres of the yellow flowers are little black gems and I used a thin black mat around the photos. This was a super fun challenge!
I did this layout because I wanted to try out the Smooch Spritz that I won as a prize from CK back in the fall. I really don't like the look of mist on the backgrounds so I wanted to try it out in different ways. I misted white cardstock and used it as a mat to the focal photo and then cut my title out of it also. I really like how that turned out but I cannot believe how much of it I used for one thing. It's cool but I'm not yet convinced it's worth spending my scrappy money on.
To add some dimension and texture to the layout, I included orange ribbon, five small brass-coloured brads, 3 tiny buttons, a hemp photo wrap and a dark brown hemp border around the paper block and on either side of the ribbon.