Friday, July 22, 2011

Echo Park Fresh Faces Campaign

Hellloooooo Friday! I am so happy to see you. This has been a rough week, so I'm very much looking forward to relaxing and regrouping this weekend.

Today, I'm excited to be showcasing three layouts made with Echo Park collections. Echo Park is having a monthly design team call, which I think is a fantastic idea. It's difficult to "break" into this industry and offering this opportunity on a monthly basis is awesome. I am a huge fan of this company. Each collection is always full of awesome patterned papers and fun alphabet stickers. Two of my most favorite things!

My style tends to be linear, clean and structured. I enjoy mixing different patterned papers on my pages and Echo Park papers are always perfect for this. I'll be showing off two of their more recent collections, For The Record and Dots and Stripes--Candy Shoppe.

Layout No. 1 | Resting

You can definitely see my love for linear on this layout. And also my love of white space. I knew I wanted to use a lot of different bits of paper and embellishments, so an easy way to do this is to create a grid. This way I can put a bunch of goodness in each space. I used twine to make the grid. Then I used a square, circle and butterfly punch to punch out various pieces of patterned paper from the For The Record collection. I moved them around until I was happy with where everything was and ta dah, first layout done. Super simple page. 

Here's a close-up.

CARDSTOCK | Bazzill Basics
PATTERNED PAPER | Echo Park For The Record
STICKERS | October Afternoon

Layout No. 2 | Things I'd Like To Tell My 18-Year-Old Self

I decided I wanted to make a layout from this blog post. I knew that I wanted an 18-year-old photo, a photo from today and all the journaling, so I built a background for it all to "sit" on.  Since red was common in both photos, I decided to play that color up. I took a big piece of fun patterned paper from For The Record and used it as my base. Then I took a subtler pattern and used a scallop punch to create a fun border. After this, I knew I needed a bit more color and more interest, so I used two different circle punches to create layered homes for an embellishment. I added a bit of washi tape, a few labels and called it done.

CARDSTOCK | Bazzill Basics
PATTERNED PAPER | Echo Park For The Record
EMBELLISHMENTS | The Girls' Paperie 

Layout No. 3 | You Love Ponies

I always start with my photos when constructing a page. I had these two of my niece playing with Pretty Ponies. I also knew I needed some space for journaling. I decided to create a base for the photos and then mirror that for the journaling. 

I used the Dots and Stripes collection. Since yellow and blue are worn by my nieces, I chose those two colors to use primarily. I cut a square sheet of the blue stripes a bit bigger than the two 4x6 photos and made a mat. I love yellow and I love dots, so I cut out a strip of this dot paper, but I'm also a hoarder, so I didn't want to use up the entire sheet! Below that I added a scalloped border sticker from the element sticker sheet. 

To add a bit of interest and create a visual triangle, I added a star banner from the sticker sheet to the top left. Then I added a series of banners cut from the patterned paper to the top right. To those, I added butterflies and a letter sticker from the sticker sheet. Lastly, I added half of a circle journaling spot from the element sticker sheet to the bottom middle, where I also added the date. 

Finally, I added my title and my journaling. I outlined "love" in brown ink to make it pop against the white background. Easy peasy. 

Here's a close-up.

CARDSTOCK | Bazzill Basics
PATTERNED PAPER | Echo Park Dots and Stripes
EMBELLISHMENTS | Echo Park Dots and Stripes Letter and Element Stickers 
ALPHABET STICKERS | October Afternoon

I'm looking forward to the releases from Summer CHA, especially Happy Days.

To see more of my layouts using Echo Park product, look here

Thanks for stopping by. Have a fabulous weekend.


Tammy said...

Sara, these pages are awesome. Good luck with the monthly call! I love how you used the twine on the first one to make your grid. That looks awesome. And I love the topic of the second layout - I'm totally going to "borrow" that idea! Thanks for the inspiration.

Rach H said...

Love your layouts! Good luck!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

great layouts!

thanks so much for visiting my blog today and taking the time to write such a kind comment. I would be honored if you stopped by again someitme or even signed up to follow me and i would do the same! thanks -- mary pat

Paper Pile Kitten said...

Gorgeous layouts! I'm in love with patterned paper but sometimes a white background is so refreshing!

Amy said...

I LOVE Echo Park and your layouts are fabulous with it! Very nice!!

Jenny Lilac said...

Your layouts all look great, but I love Resting. That is exactly my cup of tea - I'm adding it to my Pinterest now.

Donna Jannuzzi said...

Hi Sara, thanks for stopping by my blog, I can hardly believe it will be August soon either!

All of these layouts are great, but I'm with Jenny... I'm partial to the first one. Love all the little elements you included on that one, while still keeping it clean. =)