Glitter Girls challenge this week is to use layers - lots and lots of layers to add depth to your layouts. She gives wonderful examples in her video. I also did a title page. This one will be for my 'early years' album.
Now here is a challenge for you. Find stickers for doing your own baby pictures. Look through you stash and you might find things like "The most beautiful girl" or "Sweet baby" or "Precious daughter." These are great for your own child or grandchild but for your own picture? Not so much. I really don't plan to do many of my baby photos anyway. My Mother has her own baby book and as my title suggests I want to capture what I remember of my early years.
For this page, I did end up using one of those types of die cuts. I swear I thought it said "How Lucky you are" not Lovely when I pulled it out and started the layout. Anyway, I went with it. One advantage of scrapbooking your own photos is you get to pick your favorite. I like my photos up until about age 5. When my permanent teeth started coming in, my ugly duckling phase began. I had awful teeth that protruded and they were so afraid I would fall and break them out, I got braces when I was 10! By the time my braces came off, my skin was a disaster and I didn't loose what would generously be described as 'baby fat' until my senior year in high school. It may be a long time before you see layouts with those photos! :-)
For layers, I piled on lots of stuff.
(I have fixed the spelling of 'remembering.')
Here are the layers I used in my layout:
- Misting with a Studio Calico mask and Mister Huey water cooler mist
- Several layers of pattern paper from Authentique
- Stamping across papers
- Die cuts from Making Memories Je t'Adorewith a little stamping and layering on one of the die cuts from My Mind's Eye
- Stickers from Crate Paper Pretty Party Book and MME Miss Caroline
- Trims from Webster's and JoAnn Fabrics
- Sculptured flowers from Prima
- Pearls from Stampin' Up! Pretties Kit
- Letter stickers from My Mind's Eye Lime Twist Together alpha
- chipboard Thickers Forest
Stitching, misting and stamping.
The edges of the photo curled so I just let them in keeping with the layers concept.
I'll have another layout later in the week. Look for lots of cards on the blog this week. Tomorrow starts the Stetch Your Stamps class at Onlinecardclasses.com. I'm very excited to learn more ways to use my stamps. We are looking forward to cooler weather this week so my craft room will be more of a retreat again.
Thanks for stopping by!