Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Spring Layout

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.
Hugs and Happy Crafting,


Flamenco92627 said...

Laurelyn, that is beautiful! I love the colors and papers you choose. All of the cutouts are so cute. Great job!

Flamenco92627 said...

Sorry, I meant "Larelyn".

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Larelyn, this is beautiful!!! You should try laouts more often afterall they are just large cards with a few photos! Love your color choices and your attention to detail. TFS

Love That Bug said...

This is so pretty. I love all the colors. Thanks for sharing

Kristie Maynard said...

You did a beautiful job designing this layout! I usually start with the pictures too and go from there. Maybe I should challenge myself to change it up a bit.
Monique would be very proud of you and this layout! Be sure to send her a link!!!

Caprice said...

This is wonderful!! The colors and patterns you used are just beautiful together. You did such a nice job on this. Congrats to you for going out of your comfort zone and creating something so nice.

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