That's right - you heard me - a LAYOUT!! I'm trying to expand my skills and move out of my cardmaking comfort zone. When I do create layouts I usually begin with the pictures and let them guide my design. This time I worked in reverse. I chose a theme and a main cartridge and began to design. I'll have to admit, it was a much slower process, but I'm happy with the results. I looked through the Cindy Loo book and selected images for my design and then sketched what I thought would work around a 4x6 and a 3.5x5 photo mat. OK, I did chose the butterfly from Sentimentals and the title from Easter 2010, but all the rest is from Cindy Loo. Then I put all the images together on my Gypsy. I chose the My Mind's Eye Ooh La La paper pack and began cutting. Once I had all the cuts and my layout sketch, I began embossing, inking, choosing embellishments, and adding dots with the Signo pen. Then it all came together like this. Whew!!!!
I enjoyed my journey out of my comfort zone. I hope you do too.