Tuesday, March 4, 2014

First Day of School layout



It's the beginning of March and I'm finally getting around to the twins' First Day of School! 


I'm an inspirational scrapper and this sketch was perfect for this memorable moment. When pictures, paper and layouts all come together to create a layout I love, it's usually one of my favorites.  
This layout is a Becky Fleck/Page Maps sketch for Back Porch Memories.

See my journaling? I'm trying and it's getting easier. With 3 kids I'm not going to remember all the details.


Paper, ribbon and embellishments all layer on the left to draw your eye to the picture. 


My embellishments usually come last as I'm putting the layout together. For "First Day" I was thinking school house or apple and then I realized an Owl would be perfect. I bought this measurement ribbon at a CK convention ages ago and I love it so much I haven't used it, till now!


The sketch inspired me to add to the background paper using stamps. The texture and star stamps are from CTMH. I used Distress ink (Vintage Photo & Broken China). Second impression stamping gives the images a faint impression and doesn't distract from the picture and the embellishments.

Not only do I love this sketch but I actually finished it in time to enter at Back Porch Memories Guest Design Team Contest! 

Background Paper: Echo Park, Pattern Paper: WeRMemoryKeepers, Buttons: October Afternoon, White Twine: CTMH, Stamps: CTMH, Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Markers, Date Stamp: Amy Tangerine, Corrugated Owl: Jillibean Soup

This layout is entered in
Back Porch Memories: April Guest Design Team Contest



10 comments:

Pokey Puppy said...

Cute as can be! Love the embellishments and especially the color combo. It all comes together perfectly. Am going to "steal" the ribbon attached to the paper clip. :)

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Such a sweet lay-out and adorable embellishments! Thanks for joining us over at 3 Girl Jam Challenges! DT Member Carri~Abusybee

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Such a sweet lay-out and adorable embellishments! Thanks for joining us over at 3 Girl Jam Challenges! DT Member Carri~Abusybee

~Paula said...

What a cute layout, LOVE the owl!

Alissa said...

Great job with the sketch! I love the bright and happy colors. And that owl… adorable! Good luck!

Rochelle Spears said...

very cute! Love the owl!! Thanks for playing along with Back Porch Memories and good luck! :)

Rochelle Spears said...

very cute! Love the owl!! Thanks for playing along with Back Porch Memories and good luck! :)

Terria said...

Super cute take on the sketch !I love the colors and how the title pops right off the page .

Georgiana said...

Awesome layout. Thanks for sharing at 3 Girl JAM.

Stay Creative,
Georgiana
• Carson's Creations •

Jessica Buffa said...

Such a wonderful layout. Love all the dimension and layers you have used with your embellishments. Thanks for playing along with us at the 3 Girl JAM Challenges!
:)
Jessica
3GJ DT Member