Happy Monday everyone!
I blinked and half of August was GONE. Not sure where it went...if you find it, can you please let me know?? My daughter starts 7th grade -- 7th GRADE!!! Yikes! -- and my son begins his adventure in Kindergarten in one short week.
So...it was extra wonderful to find and scrap the photo of me with them over 5 years ago that I'm about to share with you.
I purposely left a lot of white space on this layout...every time I tried adding something, it just cluttered it and didn't work. This layout is based on a sketch by Brenshevia with Let's Get Sketchy:
I started with a base of textured white cardstock and chose the Basic Grey RSVP collection to bring in the purple, pink, and yellow we are wearing in the photo. I love this paper...but I'm super-biased towards purple. It's my happy color!!
I chose the papers that would trim the slanted header first, and then I planned out the papers to mat my photo. I adhered the header papers first (flipped from the sketch) and included a sewn embellishment to top it (the banner is from the RSVP collection and the scalloped one with the 3D heart I made myself):
Once I had the header down, I put the photo mat papers down and double-sewed around the edges with purple thread. I matted my photo with textured white cardstock and adhered my photo over the sewn mat.
I decided to add some banners around my photo to add some dimension. Finally, I created my title using Basic Grey stickers for the "so" and my Cameo for the "loved". I used the Mama Elephant Inline Letters dies for the "VERY". I wanted "VERY" to have dimension as well, so I die cut 4 "VERY"s in white cardstock and glued them together to create a chipboard look. Then I cut the VERY using the dark green paper from RSVP and glued it on top.
And then I added my journaling, a little heart, and a few gems!
I hope you liked this layout and get a chance to create based on this sketch...if you do, I'd love you to share it with me in the comments.
Have a great week! Chocolate hugs,