It's been rather hectic since I got back from my trip to Puerto Rico, so I haven't had much time to craft in my room. In fact, the state of scrapbook room was pretty chaotic itself as I had been working on wedding stuff the night before I left. Of course, I hadn't touched it since then.
Well, tonight I decided it was time to create a little space for me to create a piece for the Cricut Circle Weekly Challenge #27: Make a Game Plan.
The purpose of this week's challenge was to force us to sketch out a design for a layout. I sketch a lot for cards and often just wing layouts, so I knew this was going to be fun to try.
I was shocked by how difficult it actually was, but here is my sketch. Sorry it's on notebook paper!
|sorry it's on its side...I can't figure out how to rotate it. The jpeg opens right but when I insert it, it flips!|
Anyway, I decide to play with rule of three and made sure that certain colors, elements and shapes were repeated in threes.
This layout captures the joy I had in becoming a godmother to my first god-DAUGHTER. Up until that point, I had only godsons, and I was excited to have someone I could do girly things with. Azul (yup, her name means Blue in Spanish) has a wonderful twin brother, named Andy - so she was always a bundle of energy around him and still is. I remember that that weekend was hot, humid, and long...no wonder she pooped out at the church!
I also wanted to incorporate a lot of blue into the page for her name....I'll have to make a more girly page later with lots of sparkle and embellishments because that is her true personality now-a-days.
My final version didn't exactly match what I sketched because I didn't draw to scale and quickly realized that I was going to have to work with what I cut (since I didn't have much of the coordinating paper). The choices one has to make, right?
Here is the list of my supplies and cuts
DCWV - The Green Stack
DCWV - The Guy Stack
DCWV - The Jewel Colored Cardstock Stack
Paper Source - Eco White
Image46s, 7 inches
Accent30, 1.25 inches & 1.5 inches
Accents1s, 1 inch & 1.25 inches
Tall Ball font, 1.5 inches