Monday, February 25, 2013

Two Hearts


I have two layouts to share today, and they each have a few things in common with the other. For one, they are both created with Scraptastic's February kit, Everyday Is Like Sunday. Secondly, they each feature a large heart as an embellishment. And finally, the photos on both pages are of my mom, with two of my sisters in one, and with three of her grandkids in another. Here is the first page:

 

A sweet color combo was created with papers from the kit. A gallon of  pink combined with a quart of cool turquoise and a pint of yellow, are placed on a clean background of white.  And yes, I've actually followed a design principle, the gallon, quart, pint principle! I also left white space on the page, really white "white space", without feeling like I should fill it up. Instead, I filled up a little vellum baggie and placed it behind the photo. Using a small manilla coin envelope as a guide, I was able to make my own little envelope and fill it with colorful confetti punched from leftover paper scraps:


A tear strip from an Elle's Studio paper is the source of all of those little horizontal word banners:


The large heart, cut from a sheet of the patterned paper, was outlined with baker's twine to give it nice dimension:


And now on to the second page and my second heart embellishment. This one is pieced from the kit's patterned paper scraps, meant to resemble a quilt. Pen stitching everywhere gives continuity to the elements:



It was quite fun creating with pink for a change! That's what I love about kits...they stretch my creativity and keep my pages looking fresh and different. As usual, this Scraptastic kit had plenty of the latest and greatest to inspire me!

14 comments:

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Wow, wow, wow, Madeline! These are my new favorites of yours. I love the big hearts on each page and the glassine envelope filled with confetti!

Christina Collins said...

These layouts are gorgeous!
I absolutely adore the first one. That twine heart and the confetti bag. Ahhh! What's not to love?

Jingle said...

These are fantastic! I particularly love the chalkboard combined with the bright pink! That looks awesome!

Tammy said...

These are both super fun layouts! I don't scrapbook with pink much either. Love what you did, it's a nice change of pace! :)

Julia said...

Both layouts are fantastic!! Love that bit of twine around the heart, such a cute way to add texture!!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

awesome layouts!! love those large hearts!! love the way you used the twine!!

Jennifer Grace said...

These are both brilliant! I love the twine heart and the confetti bag on the first layout, they are such clever touches! x

LauraB whosthischick said...

So cool how you outlined the heart with twine. Wonderful idea

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Amy Coose said...

These are both fabulous! There is so much to look at an the colors are gorgeous. I love the outlined heart and the confetti, great job!

Danielle said...

Both are gorgeous and so colorful!! Love that big heart with the twine and the glassine bag with confetti on the first one!

Fleursbydesign said...

Beautiful layout, love the colors and the big heart on the first layout :)

soapHOUSEmama said...

THose hearts are awesome and I LOVE that confetti envelope :)

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Both such great pages with great use of twine!! :)