Thursday, September 27, 2012

35 Years

Now I can check off another technique on my try-it-myself list. It looked easy enough. Punch squares, cut in half, and arrange to form chevron design. Sounds pretty easy too. But it wasn't that simple. I forgot to take into account those pesky little stripes of the plaid pattern and how difficult they are to match up. So they're a little off. Ooops.



But they do make a fine page element, stretched across the top like that, drawing their colors from those in the picture below it.


With the chevron design taking up most of the page, and the photo 2/3rds of the rest, I had only a tiny spot left to work in my title, a bit of journaling, and grouping of embellishments. I tucked in the bingo cards to sort of frame the cluster, and bring in some more color, then used pop-dots to give dimension to my flat sticker and fussy-cut flowers.  It turned out pretty nice with my simple title overlapping the journaling card.


35 years...how could that be?! I was a child bride. Must have been, right?!

14 comments:

Mary Pat Siehl said...

what a wonderful wonderful layout!! just perfect

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

love this design! beautiful chevron work. :)

Sue Althouse said...

Congrats on 35 years! I know how you feel, we recently celebrated 31, but I can't be that old! Great chevrons, I have yet to try that technique, but it's on my list!

Barbara said...

You must have been a child bride. Congrats on 35! We're celebrating our 25th in November.

Tanya Ham said...

So nice!! Love the chevrons!

Margareta Carlsson said...

Beautiful page! Love the chevrons! Yes, pattern matching is not the easiest task. :P
Congrats on 35! :)

Melissa said...

Wow! I will have to give that technique a try - it looks amazing. Fantastic work!!

angie gutshall said...

Didn't even notice it was off :) Love the layout and TFS the technique!

laura said...

I love this layout. What a terrific family photo

Tammy said...

Congrats! I love the chevron work. I ran into the same problem when I tried it, the patterns not lining up perfectly, but the same thing happens in a quilt, so I just went with it. :) Your page turned out great!

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Such a great layout and that is one of the reasons I was a little intimidated at trying that chevron technique.
But I think your's is fabulous!
It's such an eye catching design element!
And I love your layered corner as well!

scrapper al said...

Happy anniversary! And you were a definitely a child bride.

soapHOUSEmama said...

awesome layout! I think you rocked out the chevrons :)

Alicia said...

LOVE the chevrons!! New follower!