Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Hello 6

Hi friends!! I am back today with a fun layout to share with you. This past year, for our daughter's birthdays, instead of having a big ( and stressful) party..we took each of them out for a day that was just about them! They got to choose they activities, where we ate, what we did, everything...and it was just them, and mommy and daddy! We all loved getting to have that one on one time..and Mommy got to enjoy their birthdays with them stress free!! I am so hoping this will become a new tradition!

So...I have had this fun Confetti patterned paper from Crate Paper, almost since the collection became available...and I was so excited when I got to this photo of our middle daughter, and saw how perfect it went together!

I didn't want to embellish much along the left side...I wanted to let that awesome typography shine! I did however, find a few vellum shapes from some other Crate Paper collections, and I filled in all the spaces between the words with a shape. I thought this was a fun way to add a little more embellishment, without overpowering the layout.

Now, around my photo, I did lots of layering, but I kept everything in tight together as to again not detract from the title work. I wanted enough that it brought your eyes into the photo, but wasn't overpowering against everything else.

I am so in love with these colors!!! For the large wood veneer "6" on this layout, I wanted to color it to blend in more with this pallet.  I started by inking the whole number with a gold ink pad that I have, while that was gorgeous, it wasn't quite the look that I wanted. So, I went back in, right over the top of the gold, while it was still wet, with a Prima chalk ink in turquoise, and it gave me this gorgeous color. It is a little darker than the other elements on the page, but I like how that makes it stand out more against everything else.

Then To balance out everything at the top, I needed another small cluster at the bottom of my photo. This little party hat was adorable, and honestly, I don't use theme-y items very often, so it was fun to use as many of these as I could!

Then for that last finishing touch, I wanted to add in a little embellishment to that top corner. I kept everything very light, most of it is vellum pieces, so it wouldn't detract, or really draw your eyes up, but just so that there was a little more interest in that space.

I am linking this layout up to Clique Kits and there "Anything Goes" July challenge, I have been having fun playing along with them...you can get all the details here! :)

Thanks for stopping in today...have a good one, and take time to create something you love!


Aliza said...

What a great photo--so sweet! And beautiful layout too!

Caroli Schulz said...

Love love love the colors and concept of thislayout, it's just so pretty!
Thank you for playing along with us at Clique Kits :)

I'm just a simple gal said...

Ah, love, love, love, this. Beautiful work! Love the little details. Thanks for playing along with CK!

Donna Espiritu said...

I love this... great idea not to overcrowd the left side with those awesome words. thanks for playing along with ck!

Colortypes Sophie said...

This is truly beautiful! I love it! Thanks for playing along at Clique Kits!

Mariah Hechler said...

I just love this!

kate blue said...

adorable! Love that you still embellished softly!

Allie Stewart said...

Your layout is gorgeous!! I love how soft and elegant it is. You rocked that Maggie holmes paper! Thanks for joining us at Clique Kits :)