Intensive grading puts a crimp in my scrapping time, so I took a week to complete the following layout:
It's based on this sketch at Studio Calico:
To complete the layout when I was so busy, I basically did a different thing for it each day:
- Day 1: select papers
- Day 2: trim photos and adhere to paper. Adhere photo strip to shaped paper; trim
- Day 3: select accent paper. Punch one; adhere both trims
- Day 4: select ribbon and title letters; adhere some
- Day 5: select embellishments; journal on tags and finish adhering all letters and embellishments (FYI: I used Creative Imaginations vellum spray adhesive for the acrylic letters)
I spent last night finishing my Project 12 layout for February (sorry for crooked dark photos):
I had some difficulty with the Becky Fleck sketch--it might have been a bit unbalanced for me?
(Sorry if the whole sketch doesn't show up--follow the link if you want to see the whole thing.) I finally added the stitching around the photos and that seemed to do it for me. I love the way the sketch has a cluster of accents by the title--it's my favorite part of the sketch. And I loved digging into my stash for some fairly old stuff to use. Anytime I can use huge amounts of Primas on a page, job well done. I can actually see air in the flower bottles now. Egads!