Monday, February 25, 2013

Favorite Ride - Noel Mignon

Hello Everyone!  I know I have posted on the blog, but I had them scheduled, because the family and I were in Disney World from the 8th through the 15th.  I am getting back into the groove of things.

Like most of us, I have over 1,000 photos from our trip.  When I came across these photos to edit, I had to pick these to scrap first...and the Dumbo ride was actually the first ride my daughter said she wanted to do at Magic Kingdom...we rode about 4 times total!  Still her number one favorite at Disney World.  We like it too...just our speed!  :) I wanted to use Noel Mignon's Lasting Love kit (sold out now, but you can get the paper only kit here) to make the layout, but I also had some very strong orange coming from Dumbo's hat.  So I pulled some orange and orange/yellow...some things from my stash and some things from the Soda Shoppe kit.  For the design, I wanted to use Julie Bonner's sketch from last week.  The photos I picked though have lots of detail and were getting lost with the sketch as is...I kept with the inspiration of the sketch, but changed it to fit the photos.
 The first paper I picked was the red and white My Mind's Eye paper.  Then I remembered about these Maya Road circle and star chipboard sets I had...I thought the paper and the stars went really well with the circus feel of the ride.  I loved the My Mind's Eye paper for the background...the layout was really starting to come together with the circus feel.  I pulled out some washi and buttons to help pull the layout together even more.  I used a couple of the aqua stickers from the Soda Shoppe kit from Dear Lizzy too.
 That floral card I cut from the Crate Paper pattern paper was my favorite and really reminded of that area of the park with the Pinnochio, Fantasyland feel.  I love creating a certain "feel" to a layout without too much of a theme.  I pulled out some die cuts from October Afternoon from my stash to bring the layout together even more.  I also used the My Mind's Eye dimensional stickers from Lasting Love, but didn't use them as is.  I took them apart and then used them.  That grey doily under the photo is from the large embellishment! 
 Circus, Pinnochio, Fantasyland feel was going great...and that finishing touch to that feel for me was to add some hand stitching to the heart and then add another heart on top.
I love these photos!  They just make me so happy.  And I love when that feeling comes across in a layout...definitely one of my favorites!  Have a great week!

I do plan on doing another Project Life style book of our Disney World trip.  You can see my first one from this post here and this one here...which was super detailed...I was trying out the feel of Project life before I did my first Project Life in 2012.  And definitely loved the PL style for trips especially big ones like this to include maps, memorabilia, tons of photos, etc.  It is still my daughter's absolute favorite album to look through.  In the meantime, you'll be seeing lots of layouts from the trip too!

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  1. Another gorgeous layout!
    I just love the way you did the layering and the combination of all those elements!!
    GREAT job!! :)

  2. oh this is just FANTASTIC--LOVE her look of joy--priceless!

  3. Your work is so inspiring!!!! love the stitching on the heart! Fab details!!!

  4. Such a fun layout! Love the eclectic design and pieces.:)

  5. Oh, wow. This is *beautiful*. I LOVE the photo, too. We're a BIG Disney family. I can't wait to go back- Gracie is counting the days. I was thinking ahead about how I might document the next trip we have. Usually I just put some tiny photos in my art journal, but it seems sort of ridiculous to *limit* all those great memories to fit that scale. I think this time I am going to use an 8x6 binder and make as many pages and include as many maps, receipts, stories, stickers, epherema as I want to. the whole idea of it got me really excited about the project and how I can go back to seeking out the stories (and taking as many photos as I want!) rather than taking photos that summarize our experience to try and jam into two or three art journal pages.

  6. Gorgeous layout Patricia...I love it all!! The stitched hearts are so fun and I really, really love the pops of Yellow with all of the Pink!

  7. Fabulous layout!!
    You have some fun photos from your Disney trip that I saw on FB.
    I love Dumbo, too!
    I have a framed photo in my scrap space of Mike and I on Dumbo for the first time :)

  8. Such a special page! I'm loving the subtleness of the doilys and your pops of colors! Great page!


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