Yikes ... been a bit MIA from my blog ! I have been creating though and have LOTS in the works !! This past Friday was another totally fun Home Study class at the best LSS ever, Right at Home Scrapbooking !! If you are local please stop by ... Lisa and Sharon have TONS of new products pouring in and the displays are amazing !! Please come and visit - you will NOT be disappointed ! For Home Study we used a great sketch book and created two-page layouts from the sketches. Last class I did two single pages from the sketches and this time I created two double pages. The first one is of Simba, my yellow lab - the best dog in the world !! She certainly knows how to relax !! I didn't have enough photos so I used some Alpha blocks that went with the Echo Park collection and they tied into my title ... here's a peek ...
I printed text directly on the photo which was a fun technique and a great way to fill-in white space on the photo. It's a bit smudgy because the photo was a glossy-finish ... this technique would be much better on a matte-finish photo. I started each sentence with "A", "B", or "C" to tie in with the title !
I used a bread-less tag and a monogram letter for Simba and hung this from the title which you can see better on the image above of the left side of the layout !!
For my second two-pager I used more photos. The sketch called for several small square photos but I replaced them with small circle photos. I distressed, inked and trimmed the die-cut paper to span both sides of the layout. I cut off the bottom of the die-cut paper and used the opposite side under the two larger photos.
I wasn't happy with the white space on the die-cut paper so I used some Smootch Spritz in "Pink Sprinkles" ... that made a huge difference (it would have been even better if I had thought of it BEFORE I adhered the photos,butterflies and scalloped paper LOL !!!)
I layered two clouds, one foam and a second one hand cut from the collection and anchored my title on them.
I popped up most of the photos and added a few butterflies for added dimension and interest.
Thanks for looking and I'll be back with another project from the latest sketch from Inspired Blueprints at the end of the week !! Have a great week !!