Today, I'm sharing a layout I created using a sketch from the Elle's Studio blog. The sketch actually came from Lilly Bee. Last week, these two companies teamed up for a week of inspiration and fun. I enjoy a good blog hop and this one didn't disappoint.
The sketch had six spots, that could be used for photos, paper, embellishments, journaling, etc. I chose to use six photos. I don't think I've ever used this many photos on a page before. Well, this many of a larger size anyway.
When I started scrapbooking, I went chronologically. But a couple of years ago, I started scrapping whatever story I felt like telling at that moment. What a huge relief that was. A lot of angst out the window. The downside has been many older stories aren't getting told, and that bugs me. I went roving in my iPhoto folders and came across my oldest niece's 10th birthday. She's almost 13 now. Eek. I decided these would be perfect for this sketch.
Even though I didn't have a lot of extra room, I was able to add three Elle's Studio tags, a few thin strips of patterned paper and washi tape, the title, a few word fetti, and buttons. Whew! Who knew there was that much space. I'm usually drawn to more white space, but I really love how this turned out. You definitely get a better sense of the day and all the fun we had seeing all the photos on one page. Will have to remember this moving forward.
ELLE'S STUDIO | Date and Place Strips, Everyday Tiny Tags, Handmade Layers Cutouts
OCTOBER AFTERNOON | Sidewalks paper and flower sack, Boardwalk ledger alpha stickers
AMERICAN CRAFTS | Amy Tangerine paper
AUTHENTIQUE | Diction
HAMBLY | Washi tape