A Blast from the Past…

Aug 25, 2011

I thought it would be fun to show you some lay­outs I cre­at­ed using Cocoa Daisy kits from around 2007. Now that Ans­ley is a senior this year I find these lay­outs even more spe­cial. She grew up way too fast.

In the lay­out above I felt there was too much white space in the back­ground of Ans­ley’s pho­to so I used the end of my paint­brush and some acrylic paints to cre­ate a pol­ka dot back­ground. I like the pop of col­or the pol­ka dots cre­ate and they fill in the white space per­fect­ly. To pop the pho­to a bit more I paint­ed yel­low acrylic paint all around the edge of the pho­to cre­at­ing a bright col­ored bor­der.

To fill in the white space on the pho­to above I attached clear but­tons to mim­ic that of thought bub­bles. I think this accent on the lay­out worked per­fect­ly with the quote by Edgar Allen Poe, “They who dream by day are cog­nizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.” The bor­der on the card­stock is cre­at­ed using dec­o­ra­tive scis­sors and a hole punch.

I real­ly enjoyed cre­at­ing this lay­out. I mixed chip­board alphas, stamps and Maya Road Sheer Alphas to cre­ate the title. I think the mix match of prod­ucts adds to the unique­ness of the lay­out and com­pli­ments the paint­ed Maya Road chip­board petals I used to accent the design on the pat­terned paper.

It real­ly does seem like yes­ter­day Ans­ley was peek­ing over the fence to see what I was doing… I’m so glad I had my cam­era and quick­ly snapped this pho­to. It’s one of my favorites of her.

Tomor­row, I will show you a mini album I cre­at­ed of Ter­ri her senior year. It’s a sim­ple one to dupli­cate. I’m think­ing of cre­at­ing one for Ans­ley that is sim­i­lar.




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