Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Two layouts for the gift album

I made two layouts last night for an album I started for our niece who turns one tomorrow. I only have four layouts in there, but I will add as time goes on. I used sketches for both of these layouts. Sadly, I cannot remember who made this sketch or where I found it, so if you recognize it, please let me know so I can give appropriate credit to the artist. If it is yours, please accept my apologies in advance for this oversight.

I have blurred the faces to protect the innocent and because I haven't received permission from the subjects to publish their image. I worked with Pink Paislee papers, Bazzil card stock, Jenni Bowlin banner stickers, and a Dear Lizzy journaling tag. The burlap flower, (LOVE it!!!), is K& Co with a Jenni Bowlin chipboard button, Heidi Swap bling, and some ribbon and yarn scraps. The chipboard "Love" sticker is something I don't recall and the gold coin is from Monterey's Cannery Row. The yellow dot ribbon and the funky green fiber are from my stash and I haven't a clue where I found them.

I really liked the simplicity of this sketch. I knew that I could put some busy patterned paper in it and it would speak volumes. This was not the paper I had in mind, but as quick as this layout came together and as much as I love the end result, that is all the matters.
Look at all that yummy color! K&Co patterned paper, Thickers alphas, Dear Lizzy ribbon, and My Mind's Eye die cut flower and acrylic overlay. The two yellow roses are made from the Dear Lizzy sticky back canvas paper and the longest strip behind the photo is the bottom edge from a Sassafras Lass paper that I had cut off on another project. The other strip is something I received in a RAK and the rick rack, which is one of my all time favorite fibers EVER, is May Arts, I *think* or possibly Maya Road. I have just a little bit left and would love to find a bunch more of it. It has the best texture, weight, and color saturation.

Hope you are getting your craft on today!


  1. Wow, I just love them both! You worked both sketches perfectly. Great way to use the second sketch with the beautiful PP.

  2. These are beautiful!!! I love the papers you used and all the great details. Like the ric rac and flowers and tulle flowers and...well, all of it!! :-)

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  4. Hey Lora, I love that you are including the sketches as well as your interpretation. Great work! Your papers & embellies are just beautiful.