These two layouts are based on the crop going on RIGHT NOW at My Scraps & More. We are having a Pinspirational Crop, where all the challenges have come from Pins! Check out all the details HERE.
My first challenge was based on this image:
I love groups of frames on walls, and how awesome is the CHALKBOARD file cabinet??? So cool!
When I saw this piece of paper from the Dear Lizzy Polka Dot Party collection, those frames just screamed "CUT ME OUT", so I did! :) I back each open frame with some of the patterned papers from this collection, and then one of the frames held my photo.
I wanted to add some contrast to the page, so I used some Chalkboard elements from AC and Studio Calico. Just a bit of stitching inside a few of the frames, and a few popped up elements and that's that!
My next page I created with one of my favorite fall collections: Basic Grey Persimmon! I had some photos of the kids playing in the leaves, so I wanted to do something with leaves on my page.
Searching the "Science & Nature" category on Pinterest, I saw this image and it gave me an idea!
I loved the layered edges that were all different and I thought about my DECORATIVE SCISSORS! So I dusted them off and went to town cutting out leaves with different edges. Then I added some orange machine stitching randomly in the middle.
I stitched some large circles to help ground my photos and create a flowing design. Some sequins and splatters add a bit of fun....
After I did this page, I had some photos of my little guy in the leaves, too, so I stuck with the same collection and even tied in a few of the same elements. I designed these two pages separately, but together they work as a double page spread!
To help the pages work better together, I also stitched a large circle and added the splatters and sequins, too!
Many times when I scrap I just from collection to collection, but maybe I should stick with one collection and do a few layouts at a time? I scrapped much faster this way!
I plan on blogging a lot more this month than I have been because I have SO much to share! (And by publicly stating this, now I have to! :) )
Stay scrappy my friends!