Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Theresa's April Results


I did a couple of layouts with the April materials - even though we are nearly to June.
I can't take credit for the hatching egg idea... Anth suggested it! I may have over-journaled the page - but I wanted something to capture some of the details of that day.

I wish I'd colored the eggs - but I have no idea where my marker pens are. Somewhere in storage maybe? In any case, leaving them black and white helps the background paper stand out a bit more.

(That's my cheap excuse. :-)

Layout #1 of 2
Leeloo as a newborn, hours old!

Layout #2 of 2

Leeloo circa 5 weeks, already emulating Zoolander's "Blue Steel(oo)".
I was inspired by one of M's distressing-the-paper techniques. I tried it here, but didn't go much farther than that.

Rachel's April Results

Okay, so this month was not my month. That epiphany that I wait for just never seemed to come, and as a result, I am not terribly happy with the layouts that I created. But I digress. I actually created versions of these a couple of weeks ago that have been languishing on my desk ever since I broke my rule and peeked at Marieke's results before posting. Big mistake!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Marieke's April Results

I only did one project this time and as it so happens it is not even Easter related. The pictures in the layout are of Spencer and his cousin Katie when they were about a 1 1/2 years old. They both became lawyers - Katie is a bankruptcy attorney and Spencer practices criminal defense. I thought it would be cute to juxtapose their serious professions with these silly baby photos.

This is not my favorite layout to date. I would definitely change some things. I don't really love the title in black ink, but when it's all you've got, you've got to go with it. I also don't love the handmade flowers in the cluster. When I first put them down, I absolutely hated them (they were so plain) and so I added some decoration to make them more interesting. They're better but not stellar, in my opinion. I hand-drew and hand-cut the flourish. Shading helped to give it dimension. I am really not crazy about the white stripe with the flowers on it. It's one of those things where you try to scraplift a layout and due to lack of materials, it evolves into a not-so-great derivative. While the layout started out as a scraplift, it morphed into it's own design. There isn't much that is the same from the original layout that I liked in Scrapbooks, etc. - the general organization of the photos remains, but that's about it.

I was pretty late getting started this month and thought about doing some cards but just ran out of steam. I promise next month I'll be more organized and prolific.

April Kit

As always, please let me know if you are missing something. I'll send it right out.

This month's colors:
Main: Blue & Pink
Accents: Yellow, Purple, Green
Neutrals: White

1. Paper - 4 Sheets (2 patterned and 2 plain)

patterned: Easter theme & floral

plain: pink & blue

2. Ribbon

2 fat: satin floral & blue organza

3. Additional Paper Items, Bling and Brads

Additional Paper Items: 1 tag set & 1 scalloped journaling spot

Bling: 3 blue rhinestones & 3 Pink rhinestones

Brads: 4 blue flower brads & 4 yellow round brads

4. Embellishments

1 sheet of Easter eggs & flower stickers
3 stamped images: 2 eggs & 1 hedgie with cart

5. Titles

1 sheet of stickers - Easter titles

6. Sentiments & Phrases

2 stamped sentiments & 2 printed poems