Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Time to Think Spring...layout challenge

It's Spring Break here and I don't know about you, but I have all things "spring" on the brain...

So my challenge for this week is to create a layout using the following:
Use a Spring Theme (activities, sights you see, trips you take in the spring, etc)
Use flowers on your project (flowers can be in your photos, papers or added embellishments)
Use ribbon on your project

Here's my sample layout for this challenge:

My layout features some photos I took while on a walk in the greenbelt area of our neighborhood several years ago. I used the new BoBunny Sophie Line papers I received with the Memorable Seasons March Design Team kit to create this layout. The complete line of papers can be purchased here at Memorable Seasons. The names of the papers I used are Stripe, Bouquet, and Sophie.

To create my title, I used these American Crafts Thickers (Coral Criss Cross Chipboard Pattern) and I rubbed some Worn Lipstick Distress Ink on top of the letters with a foam sponge to brighten the color so they would "pop" more on the softer layout background. Once the letters were attached, I traced around them with a black pen.

To create the rest of the title words, I used some Making Memories Noteworthy Tiny Alphabet stickers and also outlined those letters with the same black pen.

I matted my smaller photos with white card stock to make them look like Polaroid snapshots. I basically cut a square window into the rectangular white card stock and glued it down to the photo, then trimmed away the excess photo edges. Then I added some Prima flowers and white buttons with green stitching to give the layout some added dimension.
The Polaroid photos and the main creek photo were all attached to the layout with foam tape. The other two square photos were glued directly down to the papers. I also added a ribbon underneath the photos along the striped paper strip and tied it in a bow on the left side of the layout.

Thanks for looking and I can't wait to see what projects you all create for this challenge with Spring in mind!

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