There are some FANTASTIC layouts created by Take Twelve Team Members this month. I think my favourite has to be Monica's layout - I just love baker's twine zig zagging down the page - don't you!!
And did you read Van's story about no rainbows without rain? I'm not sure I could handle everything she's been through this month!
Although my layout wasn't featured this month (we're all taking turns and I was featured last month) you can see my layout and photos below.
As mentioned in this post I decided to follow along with the Guided Inspiration Kit checklist and take my photos of my/our daily routine.
I used the Guided Inspiration Kit again for my layout. I based the photo arrangement and the journal block on a sketch offered in the guide.
My photos were slightly smaller so I was able to add a decorative strip down the right and still have a margin of background paper before the edge.
I've been following a new art blog for a few months and absolutely LOVE some the techniques shared. One of my favourites is using the embossing folders as stamps, so I decided to give it a try.
For the background I started off with a basic grid patterned paper (from We R Memory Keepers I believe) and added some yellow green distress ink in splotches around the two pages.
I used a few light squirts of the Distress spray in a darker colour on the embossing folder, then flipped it over and pressed it into the paper.
You can see where some of the spray is a bit heavier (the first press) and some lighter (a second and third press). I found the hardest part was trying to keep from getting a straight edge print from the side of the template.
I love how it looks though. I will certainly be trying this technique again!!
The title was a similar trick I used in this 'Beautiful' layout where I trimmed the outline of the negative space left from the letter to create another letter. I like how you can see the background through the outline.
The second part of the title was created with a ancient alpha sticker set that was almost the same colour as the background. To make it pop off the page I outlined the whole thing in black marker. Same with the 'typical' title. A little black marker goes a loooong way.
And have you heard the big news? Ella Publishing is now part of Big Picture Classes!! More on this soon!!