Monday, August 16, 2010

Some layouts

Hello Monday. The hot, humid weather has finally hit the road and it's absolutely gorgeous here this week. Can't wait to get outside again and soak up these last days of summer.

It's been awhile since I've shared any layouts with you all, so today you're in for a treat. Well, if you like layouts that is. As I've mentioned a few times, I'm taking the online class Sketchbook 2. More info. here. I've been having so much fun and getting many new layouts created. Wahoo! It's so fun to receive an email in my inbox stocked full of inspiration.

I'm updating the gallery every few days through next week, so if you're interested you can check it out here.

So, without further ado.

This one is about my niece and what she has been up to this summer. A very busy gal. I'm really liking the smaller, vertical photo and the paper matching in size and shape. I did some misting too, where I made a little scalloped mask on the top and I placed a sentiment inside.

This one is about when I came to spend a week with my brother and sister-in-law after my nephew was born. This was such a special time and I adore this photo. He's so little! How were they ever this little?! I had fun being messy with paint. I used the end of a toilet paper roll and the eraser end of a pencil to create the shapes.

This one is about what I think a good night looks like. These layouts that aren't about a specific person have been added to my list more often lately. I like the idea of looking back on these 10 years from now and see what I was up to. I've been hanging onto these photos for awhile, so it was fun to finally use them.

This layout is about a family trip to Galena, IL to see the hot air balloon festival. Seeing all the balloons taking off and sprinkling the sky with bright colors was really beautiful. I used misting and painting both on this one. I took a credit card (an old one) and put paint on the end and then just dragged it across the paper. With the misting, I used a sheet of paper that had circles hole punched out of it and used it as a mask. I'm really liking how it turned out.

This one is about my niece, A, when she was a baby. I really like this picture too. I know, I know, I always say that. I'm liking the simplicity of this one and keeping the focus on the photo. I rounded the edges of the photo and the patterned paper to add some softness.

Thanks for staying with me this long. Enjoy your Monday!

1 comment:

S said...

Wonderful layouts - I especially loved the "Blessed" one. Nicely done!