Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Layout Therapy

“Legs tangled tight, wrap me up in a DREAM with You…”Scrapbook Therapy 12-2010 (4) (1005x1024)We are past due for some scrapbook therapy. Of course November and December have kept me busy with the holidays but I’ve been doing my best to keep on crafting. I have been back and forth on whether I will create a complete scrapbook of our wedding pics (because there are soooo many!) but either way I can’t help but be inspired by all the special photos.

12-15-10 028 (768x1024)I decided to recreate the first scrapbook page I ever made of Chase and me by using one of my favorite wedding photos. The original layout was based on lyrics from the song ‘One Year Six Months Ago,’ by Yellowcard. I started by picking some patterned and textured papers that meshed well with the colors and ‘feeling’ of the photo. Read below for more about this recreation…

The TAG: Believe it or not but the base of the tag is from a light bulb package (I find scrapbooking supplies everywhere :) and is Scrapbook Therapy 12-2010 (12) (1024x768)adorned with black chipboard letters, more patterned paper, a few brads and finished with a little hand stitching. The title was completed by adding a metal frame which I backed with pretty paper and metal Y-O-U letters which I filed to make look more rustic.

My JOURNALING: I did the first draft of my journaling on a Scrapbook Therapy 12-2010 (14) (1024x725)piece of scratch paper to make sure spelling and spacing were okay and then I printed the final version on vellum paper. I used a clear drying glue to attach it to the layout and then added some fiber ribbon to help frame the text.

DETAILS: The majority of the letters on this layout were stamped on. I like the look of different fonts and letter styles, especially on a page where the text is a main feature. I also added a leafy floral rub-on to create a bridge between the bright picture and background paper. Lastly, I want to mention that some of my ideas for this layout came from the cover of the November/December 2010 issue of Creating Keepsakes – love the layering of papers and the use of ribbon to create outlines!

Here is the original ‘Legs Tangled Tight…’ layout which I made sometime in 2004. The paper was a big inspiration to me in this layout also and I kept it simple so that the picture and words would be the focal points.Scrapbook Therapy 12-2010 (7) (1024x1024)Scrapbook Therapy 12-2010 (9) (768x1024)



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