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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