The introductions have been going up on the American Crafts blog. Mine went up Friday here. If you have a minute, I would love if you would leave a comment over on the American Crafts blog. I am still pinching myself to be on this team for another year.
Here are the two layouts I created. I knew the photo and the title, which is what my daughter says to us right before bed going through the who loves who the most. The design inspiration came from an 18-wheeler. I think it was a Purple Martin truck. I loved the swishes.
I used the Silhouette pens to draw part of the title and swishes, and then cut some of the swishes out and backed with pattern paper.
Inspired by my contribution to the Studio Calico Toolbox class, I added French knots, and hand stitching.
The next layout was inspired by the brand new Cut & Paste by Amy Tangerine. Since I had a one-photo layout, I wanted a multi-photo layout for my intro post. The pictures from the zoo were perfect with this line.
Pretty traditional layout, but like the one-photo layout, I still included lots of techniques. Stamping in unique ways ("good stuff" hanging off the edge there), repeated the #together, used the arrows to frame photos;
rubons on vellum and then cut out and adhered, using the new stitching templates in different ways on the fussy cut tags and die cuts, layered chipboard to work into the title.
More rubons, partially on the photo, and some messy gelatos on the background.
Absolutely love this line and the Polka Dot Party line from Dear Lizzy. Dug into the Dear Lizzy a little more last week, such a gorgeous line.
Hope you got some scrapping done. Have a great day, and thank you for stopping by!