Why Hello August. While you snuck in I was up at the lake with the family, soaking up the sunshine you FINALLY decided to bring to Central Oregon. But before I left, I recapped June before I forgot, in the exciting adventure that is Project 12 (details here).
As a reminder, here was my sketch:
And this is what I came up with. I'm really happy with how this turned out. I mostly used my August kit from Studio Calico, Boardwalk.
I was trying to choose a base cardstock or patterned paper but was having a hard time deciding, as the kit papers are so delicous, when I decided to channel my inner Nic and use white mist around the edges.
Hello fabulous! What an inexpensive way to completely change a layout! I just used a scrap piece of cardstock as a mask, and an old piece of die cut Bazzill for the scallop on the right, and then misted over it. I was at the tail end of this bottle, so coverage isn't as even as I'd like, but with the teal stitching at the border, I am in love!
Another extra from my kit on my layout was this veneer frame. I already had the package of frames out for an assignment, and as the sketch called for a frame around this photo, which just happens to be a last day of school-ish photo of my two cuties, I had to use the veneer so they'd stand out. It went well with the wood buttons too.
And GUESS. WHAT. I just happened to check and holy toledo, you can get this package of veneer frames from Studio Calico for a buck. $1 !!! They were hiding in the Elementary section! There are two sheets and several sizes of these frames. $1 is a great big steal. Kit subscribers, you still have time to add something like this to your cart without an additional shipping fee. I'm just sayin' .....
I had a lot of fun with the sketch and the square photos and general design. Square photos are great because it makes more photo files available when it comes time to designing your layout, as it doesn't matter as much what the orientation was when you took the picture (except that your subject needs to be a bit close together for cropping).
On to some favorites this month. FYI - Of course I am trying to prepare a blog post before I head out of town at the last minute and this is the night that Google decides to REFUSE my login info... it won't let me comment or even post anonymously. I'll be back to post properly later. It's really important to me to leave comments on your posts when I can. Grrr.
Red. Seriously WOW
Love the border on this one!
I love the minimal use of product and the perfect use of mist on this one.
FAB. U. LOUS.
Love the tilt on the frame on this one.
Mary, I LOVE how you can fill up a layout. Must. try. digital. (left, right).
I love how the stars spill off the patterned paper here. I also adore the ElfQueen.
Is this blue flower made from trims? I love it! I also love that you chose P12 as your only crafty venture for July. Honored.
Thank you as always for playing along with me! I am seeing new faces and I'm so excited that this is a challenge that inspires you. I am a bit biased, yes, but I think it's the best. :)
With that said, this is what's next for July:
Hello grid pattern. Ruched trims. I am going to have a lot of fun with this one, I'll tell you that right now. I took a lot of photos in July, so choosing the perfect pictures to use here is going to be fun.
As always, you have until the 28th to play along for a prize, and for July it's the PK4 from Picture Keeper. I'm anxious to get reviews on this one, so get to crafting ladies!
I'm going to be commenting around the web, and then I'll see you back here on the first! Davinie
P.S. Don't forget to link your July layouts on the SCT blog post here.