June 06, 2012

Playdate by Sandy

Hi Sandy back with another layout in the 8.5"x12" format. The colour scheme of brown/yellow/blue comes from the girls' T-shirts and blond hair. I edited the photo slightly to better suit the design : rotating it several degrees and flipping it horizontally to get a diagonal composition from the outstretched arm to the tallest girl's head.

Heidi Swap's paper trim is the most interesting element, for me, in this month's So Cal kit and I wanted to use it in a way that shows off it's 'rufflability' prominently. Cut into two inch sections, it followed the curve of the wood grain circle well and embellished it like the ruffles of a normal fabric trim would. With what's leftover I made a rolled flower for the top right corner to anchor the chipboard banner.

Another unusual product is the Smash divider tab from the April kit. I didn't have any good ideas for them until this layout where the hooks, placed at the top of the page, allowed me to dangle baker's twine and jute convincingly.

So Cal Kit : Studio Calico (Alphabet, Chevron, Hey Girl Mini Stamp ), American Crafts Jute, Heidi Swap Destination Trimmings, Echo Park Numbers
Santa Monica Kit : MME (Follow Your Heart "Be Amazing" Chipboard, Miss Caroline Howdy Dowdy "Like" Ledger, Miss Caroline "Lucky" Twine ), Echo Park Magnetic, Pebbles ABC Stickers Kraft, Kaisercraft Orchid Blossoms Resin Flowers, Studio Calico Medallion Stamp

Sorbonne Kit : Smash Divider Tabs
Others : paper clips