Monday, August 18, 2014

So Very Loved

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,
Majken

14 comments:

  1. I absolutely adore this layout. Super fun title!

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  2. Great job with the sketch! Thank you for joining us at LGS!

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  3. Great page and lovely detail!!! LOVE the title :-)

    Thanks for joining us at LGS :-)

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  4. Love your take on the sketch. Great choice of papers and picture. Thank you for joining us at LGS. PS love the title of your blog

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  5. Sweet photo and pretty page! Thanks for joining us at LGS :)

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  6. Loving your heart embellishment. Thanks for playing along with us at LGS!

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  7. Beautiful page! Thanks for joining us @ LGS!

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  8. oh, beautiful photo, color choices too. I like how you flipped the sketch. Thanks for joining our challenge at LGS

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  9. Beautiful page and picture! Thank you for playing along with us at LGS!

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  10. Sweet LO - Luv all the layers and STITCHING!!!
    Thank you for playing along at Let's Get Sketchy

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  11. Great Page. Wonderful work. Thanks for playing at LGS. Love the layers! Just Scrumptious.

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  12. Sweet sweet page. Thank you so much for playing along with us at LGS!

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  13. Sweet page! I love finding older photos of my kids that haven't been scrapped yet. Thanks for playing along at LGS!

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  14. So many inspiring details! Adore your style!

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