Today we are doing something fun that I've actually never been part of before, a scraplift layout chain. It started with Miss Emily and has rounded the team from there. Check out her blog to see where it all began.
My layout came from Summer. This is what she sent:
How could my eyes go anywhere except to the photo. It's a super cute photo of her kids, and it scares me to death. That's a big photo. I went through my files and couldn't find a single photo that would look good if it was trimmed narrow and vertical like this one. I then went through trying to find a succession of photos that would look good layered vertically, and nothing jumped out at me there either. I then decided to be true to myself and print a photo in a size I'd use, and use the other elements of Summer's layout to inspire the rest of the design. This is what I came up with:
I started with photo placement, and kept my photo on the left side of the layout. I knew immediately what I wanted the title to be, and stuck with the original layout by having it at the right side on the bottom. When it came time to finding papers and embellishments, the 12x12 space was throwing me off, so I made my layout 8.5 x 11. I think this is because I was trying to stick to inspiration from the original photo which was narrow and tall.
I liked the Studio Calico paper Summer used on her layout, so let it inspire me by using large circles on my version. I then utilized scraps on my desk, as this layout was made with the April kit from Studio Calico, City of Lights, and I had those butterflies left over from another project. They fit in well with the design. I tried to put my journaling in a similar place, and then filled the spaces out with embellishments.
My layout certainly stands on it's own but when you see them close together, you can tell how I was inpsired.
On a personal note, that's Payton in a Kindergarten production of the nursery rhymes they had been studying. She was Humpty Dumpty's horse. Oh my was she excited. We made that horse costume out of a cardboard box which she painted and after I added hair, gave her a trim. She really enjoyed the process, but did come up to me before her performance and asked if she "looked fat". lol.
Anyway....Scraplifting can be fun!
The last person on our layout chain is Lynn Ghahary. Be sure to check out what she did inspired by the layout I created.
Make sure to head back the SCT blog too, and see all of the layouts lined up together. There may or may not be a fun giveaway you can enter for while you are there. :)
Have a great day! Yes, this post was pre-planned. I'm still out in the woods camping with my family. I'm also celebrating a little birthday of my own. Sweet Payton Jayne turned 6 today. ::sigh:: Mama wasn't quite ready for that one yet.