The last layout I showed here was of my adorable god-daughter, Azul. When I realized I would have another layout to complete, I knew that I would have to make one of her twin brother, Andy. There is no favoritism here..I adore them both! They have a little brother now...so I'll need to print up some photos soon so that I can make one of him too.
Sketchy Thursdays is a challenge blog I saw mentioned numerous times. I finally visited their site and loved their sketches.
This week's sketch was very "clean" compared to my normal style of scrapbooking. I tend to favor multiple layers of paper that help fill up the page. This week's sketch had two small photo blocks on the whole page! I was scared to even try to complete a layout from this sketch, but I'll never learn to be comfortable if I don't try, right?
I thought I was being slick by incorporating a doily on the page. However, once I visited the Sketchy Thursday blog, I saw that one the design team members had already used that same embellishment. Oh well...I liked how it looked on the page so I kept it.
Well, I have to admit that despite all the "white" space in this sketch, I was able to add texture to the vertical embellishments. I braided ribbon and used eyelets in a non-supportive way (I tend to almost exclusively use them to anchor items).
I then took a piece of chipboard and covered it with patterned paper. I had a couple of yellow and white embellishments catching my eye on the page, so I needed to balance their presence on the page. I adhered the chipboard with foam adhesive to allow the vertical embellishments the space to exist.
The corner part of the sketch asked us to incorporate another circle shape. I didn't see a defined place for a title or journaling, so I made this little corner my title block.
The fun part about finding some layout challenge blogs is that they are forcing me to create pages for ME! I still do not own a single scrapbook made by me - I always give them away. So here is where I'm going to start. It won't have a lot rhyme or reason (I'm choosing pictures at random), but it'll be a start, right?
One day I'll have to sit down and organize my photos and create a real plan to make a coherent album. For now, I'll take these pieces of fun memories!